Kate Chastain doesn’t get the hype around the OG of the OC.
“Vicki Gunvalson, I don’t get it. I’m sorry,” the Below Deck alum revealed on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast before explaining why she believes the OG of the OC is the most “overrated” Real Housewife.
“I just feel like she’s always angry and always screaming,” she quipped.
Kate admits that her perception of Vicki mostly comes from her appearance on season 2 of the Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club, which was filmed in September 2021 at Dorinda Medley’s Blue Stone Manor in the Berkshires.
At the time, Vicki had just split with her now-ex-fiancé Steve Lodge. Vicki was reeling from the split and was not in the best mood during the entire trip.
Co-star Brandi Glanville admitted that Vicki was a “bitch” during filming but put most of the blame on her breakup.
“I wanted to die,” Vicki told Page Six in October. “I mean, I was that depressed. So, I did a lot of soul-searching, a lot of journaling. I read my Bible daily. I reflect back on it as a season.”
Vicki has since moved on with her boyfriend, Michael.
Now that Vicki’s love tank is full again, Kate hopes that Vicki will “whoop it up” again while filming season 4 of RHUGT in Marrakech, Morocco.
“I mean, I’m happy for her that she’s now going to Marrakech for a redo because, you know, she was vulnerable at that time in Bluestone Manor,” Kate says. “So, hopefully, after this new ‘Girls Trip,’ I will change my opinion.”
She adds, “But as it stands, Vicki needs to change her vibe.”
RHOC is set to return for season 17 in early 2023.