Accomplished actors have to be complete chameleons in order to to suspend reality for the audience and portray their characters. We don’t watch Rosemund Pike pretending to be Amy Dunne in Gone Girl….we are drawn into watching the craziness that is Amy unfold on our screens. To be honest, it was hard to come up with that analogy…one, while I am not opposed to a Ben Affleck full-frontal, I have yet to see Gone Girl (couldn’t put down the book though!), and two, all the Oscar nominated performances I watched this season were stories about real people, not characters. I didn’t want to sound trite or callous by comparing an actor to the true person he or she portrayed. So a Rosemund Pike/Gone Girl example it is! It’s a tough job, y’all.
Why am I even talking about actors and their craft? Well, because of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, of course! Actors must become storytellers, and I sometimes forget that Kim Richards, before she was the mess we see on Bravo, was quite the actress. I so wanted to be her on Escape to Witch Mountain, and I’m not ashamed to say that I own the entire Magnum, PI series on DVD. Kim is an actor and a storyteller, and she told one doozie of a story on this week’s RHOBH!
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Sure, Kim does a lot of acting for a show that claims to be a “reality” series. She acts like she doesn’t have a substance abuse problem. She acts like Brandi Glanville is a true friend while sister Kyle Richards is a traitor (maybe she’s right? Nah…). She also acts like viewers are too stupid to see the truth. That’s talent!
According to TMZ, Kim was also acting–some may call it improv–when she went off on Lisa Rinna in Amsterdam on the most recent episode. As you may recall, in order to deflect from her co-stars concerns about her sobriety, Kim alleged that Lisa was harboring a dark secret about husband Harry Hamlin. The accusation prompted Lisa (also an actress, and the original Billie on Days of Our Lives, Brandi!!) to channel her inner performer, complete with screaming and wine glass shattering antics. When will these women learn that it’s never okay to waste wine?
The site is claiming that Kim made up the whole bit about Harry having skeletons in the closet just to piss off her newbie co-star. Sources close to the show reveal that Kim was hoping to rattle Lisa so she’d stop harping on Kim’s perceived problems. The same insiders share that Kim will admit to her tall tale when the trip is rehashed on the reunion.
While I’m not shocked by this news in any way, shape, or form, it does beg the question…if Kim had no dirt on Harry, why did Lisa get so upset? If Kim was lying, there wasn’t any need for Lisa to fly off the handle. Rather she should have chalked up the accusation to yet another indicator of Kim’s issues. Interesting…isn’t that what actors call a “tell”?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KIM MADE UP THE STORY ABOUT HARRY? HOW DO YOU THINK THIS WILL BE SPUN ON THE REUNION?
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