Kathy Hilton is no stranger to fame, but her immediate popularity on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has taken her by surprise, according to a June interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I am really flattered and very happy,” she said of her instant popularity on the show. “Any time anybody’s ever seen me on TV, there is this very serious side … and so, [with Housewives], I’m comfortable, because I go back with Lisa Rinna for 25 years. I know Dorit [Kemsley] and socially we’ve been together many times, so I’m very comfortable with her. Garcelle [Beauvais], we’ve been out socially.” And of course, she got a “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” moment by getting to film with her sister, Kyle Richards. “I was just very comfortable. But it was really interesting for me to watch. Sometimes, I can’t watch because I’ll think, ‘Oh, my goodness, I have no makeup on, how can I really let people see me like this?’ You know?” she continued.
Kathy called the cast a “girls’ club,” adding, “I feel like I’m a member of a very special group of dynamic women — that have their drama — and I love to be in the middle of it.” We hope Kathy returns for Season 12!