‘RHOBH’: Kathryn Edwards Says Producers and Lisa Vanderpump Tried To Control the Storylines

Kathryn Edwards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently shared that Lisa Vanderpump didn’t truly want to leave the series and she and producers tried to control the show’s storylines, especially if a scene seemed a little dull.

Kathryn Edwards, Lisa Vanderpump
Kathryn Edwards, Lisa Vanderpump |Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo

“I don’t think that [Vanderpump] wanted to get off of the Housewife show,” Edwards dished on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. “I think that she felt like she had to play her hand and I think she tried to stay on it to some degree with some of the things that I know of.” 

“She asked for some specific things that the show wasn’t going to give her to make it better so she can save face,” Edwards continued. “And she walked away. But she, in my opinion, kinda got a little bit too big for the ensemble cast. And she did produce, she did try to control the storylines.”

Edwards, who appeared on season 6, recounted a specific instance where a real-life moment was portrayed and steered in a completely different direction for television.

Producers told Lisa Vanderpump to liven up a dinner

“We were filming the scene at Erika’s [Jayne] house and Tom [Girardi] was there,” Edwards recalled. “And it was after I had already told Vanderpump and the rest of the girls like, ‘Hey, you know, Erika was like, warning me about you and I should stay away from you.’ And she said that like you’re a sniper or whatever it was. And so we’re there having this dinner and we were all great. Everyone was getting along.”

Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna
Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna |Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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“We were actually having a really nice time,” she continued. “And we sit on our phones and you get a little vibration and you can look down and see what the producer or some of the showrunners are saying as far as how things are going.”

“Vanderpump got a text that said, ‘This dinner is really boring, make something happen,'” Edwards said. “So she showed it to me and I thought, okay, well, let’s go then. Let’s make a dinner and get out of here.”

The scene on the show versus real life was completely different

“It’s those kinds of things that go on,” she said. “But the funny thing is that and in that instance of that dinner, and they didn’t show it in the way they cut it all up. Vanderpump then said, ‘You know, Erika, why did you say those things about me?’ And Erika looks right at me and like starts in on me. And I’m like don’t bring me into this. You’re sitting across the table. Why don’t you two talk about it?”

“And the whole conversation was completely different than the way they ended up showing it,” she added. “There was no kicking anyone out of the house. We all hugged. And it was great. But they made that look so different.”

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“You know, what’s really funny is one of the guys from the show called me, cause we get the show on Thursdays and then ours aired, I think on Monday or whatever,” she said. “And he’s like, ‘Kathryn, have a glass of wine before you watch it. Don’t worry. Don’t panic. Everything’s gonna be fine. You know, you’re going to get some hate from this. And I just want you to know, it’ll turn around for you.’ It’s like how do you know that? And then I watched it and I thought, God, that’s not at all how it went.'”