‘Vanderpump Rules’: This New Cast Member is Set to Cause a lot of Drama for Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright
There is never a shortage of drama on Vanderpump Rules. Someone is always upset with another cast member and no one’s position is ever really safe in the group.
But that is how it goes with reality television. You always need someone who is going to be the outcast and cause issues with the others and move the storylines along.
Last season, the two people who were constantly feuding with the rest of the cast were James Kennedy and Billie Lee. But apparently, Lee won’t be able to bring the drama next season, as she recently quit the show.
Why did Lee quit the show?
Throughout the last season of the show, Lee was having trouble connecting with the rest of the cast.
“Billie Lee was struggling handling the drama that comes with being a cast member on Vanderpump Rules. It was truly messing with her mental well being,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She also was having trouble vibing with the other cast members except [Tom] Sandoval, James [Kennedy] and Scheana [Shay], so she wanted to go.”
Her exit left a spot on the show open. And production needed a big personality to fill it.
Who is joining the cast?
Apparently, SUR employee Dayna Kathan will be added to the Vanderpump Rules roster this season.
“Dayna is coming in hot – she is really tight with Stassi [Schroeder], Lala [Kent], Katie [Maloney], and Kristen [Doute] in particular and has wanted to be a part of the show for awhile now,” a source told HollywoodLife. “She’s worked at SUR and been friends with the cast for awhile now, but she doesn’t get along with Brittany or Jax so a lot of the drama will center around that, as she also is friendly with James and Raquel [Leviss]. Her birthday party was filmed already, too.”
Kathan’s name may not sound familiar but you’ve seen her face.
“Fans may recognize her already from last season when Jax FaceTimed Brittany and from Jax‘s staycation at the Mondrian and Brittany called her a whore since Jax admitted there were girls in his room,” the source said. “It was the episode when they were at Brittany‘s bachelorette party. She currently works at SUR, too. It’s looking like she will be full–time on the show. Expect her to almost be like an additional ‘witch of WeHo.'”
As Taylor and Cartwright just got married, their bond may seem unshakable but apparently, Kathan doesn’t get along with the couple at all and may stir some things up with them.
Who else is joining the cast?
Kathan isn’t the only addition to next season. Though we originally met Leviss as Kennedy’s girlfriend, she will now be taking on her own role on the show.
“I may or may not have had a job interview,” she said during this season’s reunion. “And I may or may not be working at SUR coming up. We’ll see. It’s in the works.”
“You will be working at SUR,” restaurant owner, Lisa Vanderpump, confirmed.
Since then, Leviss took to Instagram to announce her new job.
“SURprise!!!!!”she captioned a photo of herself in the SUR uniform. “You’re looking at the newest addition to SUR’s wait staff! May I take your order?”