“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are back for a second season with two new faces – Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey – and Season 2 promises to be even more dramatic than the first!
Three of the show’s stars – Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong and Kyle Richards – stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, where they gave Billy Bush and guest co-host Mark-Paul Gosselaar of TNT’s “Franklin & Bash” the scoop on what to expect.
”[The drama] just sort of happened organically,” Lisa said, when asked if they felt the need to top their first hit season.
The tumultuous relationship between sisters Kyle and Kim Richards will continue to play out in the coming season.
“Right now we’re doing better. Obviously, it was very difficult for her to come back, but at the end of the day, we’re sisters,” Kyle said of sister Kim, who briefly checked into rehab at the end of Season 1.
“We get along most of the time, but we do have a difficult, challenging relationship,” she explained. “It wasn’t easy to get her to come back.”
Taylor, who is in the midst of divorcing husband Russell, also has a taxing season ahead.
“It’s very difficult. Marriage is difficult enough, but having it play out with microphones and cameras was really challenging,” she told Billy and Mark. “It unfortunately plays out all season.”
As for their controversial fellow “Housewife” Camille Grammer, all three ladies were glad to have her return.
“We wanted her back,” Lisa proclaimed.
“I think she’s good for the show and we had a lot of repairing to do,” Kyle added.
As for new cast member (Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife) Brandi Glanville – who is seen verbally sparring with Kim in the Season 2 trailer – the ladies said she’s going to spice up their famous zip code.
“She threw a few punches,” Lisa said – speaking metaphorically – of Brandi.
Lisa also stressed that there’s more to their show than the fights, name-calling and over-the-top antics.
“There are stories of our lives and what’s going on,” the British restaurateur added. “It was a funky ride.”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Season 2 premiers on September 5 at 9 PM on Bravo.