During a new interview, Andy named his picks before opening up about the in-person reunion he filmed with the Real Housewives of New York City cast earlier this month, revealing how the new seasons of The Real Housewives of Dallas and The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be different than the past seasons, and admitting that COVID-19 had a major impact on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
While chatting with E! News on August 18, Andy said he’d want to be quarantined with Braunwyn Windham-Burke of RHOC, Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Garcelle Beauvais of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Leah McSweeney of RHONY, and Stephanie Hollman of RHOD, at a fancy hotel.
Speaking of the RHONY reunion, Andy revealed the taping went “great.” That said, he also described his first post-coronavirus reunion as “odd.”
“It was really odd on one level but it was also amazing to be doing an in-person…and we were all six feet away, we weren’t allowed to touch. But it was really, it was still really dramatic and it was just it was exciting,” Andy teased.
“I’ve never been happier to put a suit on,” he added.
“I love [RHOP], I mean it’s very dramatic,” Andy said of the series’ new episodes. “There’s a lot of shifts in alliances as the season goes, and there’s a lot of really compelling personal stories with the women that I think will surprise a lot of people.”
“It’s challenging. I mean, I think that what you’ll see is a little more…I think the women will be at home more, at each other’s homes [and] outside,” Andy explained of how the new installments would differ.
Also looking a bit different will be the upcoming season of RHOC.
“We had to shut down production because of COVID and then the women kind of self-shot for a little bit,” Andy shared. “And let me just say that when we resumed production, COVID played a big part of what was happening.”
During another point in the interview, Andy addressed the ongoing protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement and demands for racial equality that several women across the franchise have played a part in.
“I know that [Braunwyn] has been very active, and I think that it’s something that she’s been talking about with the other women,” Andy noted. “There’s kind of not much more I can add to that.”
No word yet on when the new seasons of RHOD, RHONJ, and RHOC will premiere.
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