Kate Chastain From ‘Below Deck’ Says ‘RHONY’ Is Comedy Gold

Kate Chastain from Below Deck has professed her love for The Real Housewives of New York City on a number of occasions.

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She often cites the comedy aspect as being one reason that she’s hooked and discussed some favorite moments in a new Bravo digital original. Chastain shared a video and her RHONY thoughts while in quarantine in Florida. Although Chastain moved to New York City, she fled when the city became a coronavirus hotspot and returned to her home state with dog Halo.

Chastain thinks Sonja Morgan is a “comedy genius,” plus admits she gets a little scared when Dorinda Medley puts her glasses on top of her head. “Dorinda scares me when she puts her glasses on her head, but I’m here for it,” she shared.

Happy ‘RHONY’ day

Season 12 kicks off on April 2 at 9/8 c on Bravo so Chastain celebrated the day with her thoughts on the show. “I love The Real Housewives of New York, obviously, the most” Chastain says in the digital original. Bravo producer Andy Cohen even remarked how Chastain was giving off serious Real Housewife energy when she appeared during her final Below Deck reunion too.

“Number one, I love anything Sonja Morgan does,” she says. “I think she’s a comedic genius, probably the first thing that comes to mind, was when they were starting a fire, I think it was in the Berkshires, I’m not sure. And they were using newspaper and they’re throwing it into the fireplace. And she goes, ‘Stop! There’s coupons on there!’ I couldn’t tell if she was joking or serious. But either way, it was brilliant.”

Chastain told podcaster Danny Pellegrino on Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino that Morgan reminds her of stew Kat Held. “Sonja, I just love her,” she said. “She’s a comedic genius. [Morgan] reminds me of Kat [Held] from Seasons 1 and 2. They look alike, they act alike, I love both of them.”

This wasn’t the first time Chastain compared Held to Morgan. In another Bravo digital original, Chastain made the comparison. “[Held] reminds me of Sonja Morgan,” she said. “One minute you are like, ‘She’s a wack-a-doo!’ But then you’re like, actually she’s quite smart.”

Chastain is here for the dramedy

Chastain also said Medley would be an amazing stewardess too. “I think that Dorinda [Medley] would be a great stewardess cause she likes to make everything nice,” she told Page Six . “And I think really she would be a pleasure to work with, and that’s important in a yacht crew because they’re the only humans you interact with for so long, a lot of times people keep their jobs just cause they’re great for morale.”

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“I also really loved their trip in Miami in that mansion,” she continued in the Bravo digital original. “They all had way too much of a good time. There’s that dinner with Luann [de Lesseps]. There’s Tinsley [Mortimer] going, ‘Yeah, I’m drinking Luann.’ And also, any time Dorinda puts her glasses on her head, I know we’re about to watch some good TV.

The Real Housewives of New York City returns to Bravo on April 2 at 9/8 c.