Three years after her dramatic exit, Denise Richards is stepping back into the luxurious world of “RHOBH” – but this time, in a guest role. The actor’s return to the hit reality series comes with an air of spontaneity and a hint of nostalgia, as she opens up about her experiences, both past and present, with the franchise.
RHOBH: A Surprise Return to Reality TV
Denise Richards, known for her versatility in both film and television, revealed to Variety at Canneseries, where she was promoting her new series “Paper Empire,” that her re-entry into the reality TV sphere was as unplanned as it gets. In a twist that even Bravo’s production team didn’t see coming, Richards attended a screening hosted by fellow Real Housewife Garcelle Beauvais purely as a friend, without any prior announcement or intent of rejoining the show. This casual appearance sparked a series of events leading to her filming a few episodes with the cast.
Richards’ approach to her return is refreshingly candid. She emphasizes the enjoyment factor, a sentiment often overshadowed in a show renowned for its high-tension drama. “I’m a big fan of the show, so it was fun to go back and film a lot of stuff with them,” she commented.
RHOBH: Denise Richards on Drama and Authenticity in the Series
Reflecting on her previous two seasons on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Richards offers a frank perspective on the nature of the show. Her departure followed a tumultuous period marked by confrontations with Lisa Rinna and Brandi Glanville, leading her to perceive certain dynamics within the group as toxic. Despite acknowledging the necessity of drama in reality TV, Richards advocates for a balanced portrayal of fun and camaraderie, particularly among women in their age group.
Denise Richards’ stance on drama is clear – it should arise naturally, not be manufactured. She advises against self-producing for the cameras and encourages authenticity, a quality she adhered to during her time on the show. “You get a group of six to eight [to] 10 women together, your drama will come up, authentically. Leave it at that and have fun with it,” she says.
RHOBH: A Fresh Chapter for Denise Richards and the Franchise
As the 13th season of “RHOBH” unfolds, Denise Richards’ role remains undefined, though she confirms she won’t feature in the promotional shots with the iconic diamond. Her presence, however, adds an intriguing layer to the new season, promising a blend of old and new dynamics.
Richards’ return to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” signifies more than just a guest appearance; it represents her willingness to reconnect with a past chapter of her life, albeit in a limited capacity. With her belief in genuine interactions and fun amidst the inevitable drama, Richards might just be the breath of fresh air the series needs.