Emily Simpson is making some bold claims about the fifteenth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
As fans know, Tamra and Vicki were fired from the show in January 2020 after over a decade on the franchise.
“I feel like the dynamic among the cast members is much more real and authentic,” Emily admitted. “I don’t think there’s a lot of the normal manipulation going on where, you know, you feel like you’re not on a reality show, you feel like you’re on Survivor, where you’re trying to make alliances with people so you don’t get kicked off the Housewife Island.”
“That’s really basically what I felt like for the last two years was, like, I’m just trying to be friends with someone so that I don’t get kicked off the Housewife Island,” she adds. “This season, I felt like I was less on the defense and more able to be myself and just have real relationships with the other cast members.”
As for filming season 15 during a pandemic, Emily says, “We really all rallied and did the best we could. It’s a very bittersweet season. … It’s not as many episodes as normal, but I think the fact that we managed to come out with 13 or 14 or whatever it is I mean, I think that’s a huge accomplishment that should be applauded instead of people saying like, ‘Oh, we’re not on the season, so that’s why there’s only 14 episodes.’ I mean, give me a break. We’re dealing with a worldwide pandemic here. Like, don’t make it about you.”
Season 15 of RHOC airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c.