ETonline invited Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador to join us for Housewives Happy Hour, a new web series where we sit down with the stars of Bravo's hit franchise over cocktails to dish dirt on the current season, talk cast members old and new, and discuss whatever else just happens to pop up.
"I'm ready for a cocktail!" Beador said, kicking off our chat over her drink of choice: Grey Goose and sparkling water -- each in a separate glass so she can mix it herself.
"I just kind of put a little bit in [at a time]," Beador said, mixing her drink. "Because the bottom line is, I suck 'em down fast! So, I need to pace."
Along with the Grey Goose, ETonline greeted Beador with a bowl filled with nine lemons, a nod to her season 10 tagline, "When life gives you lemons, put nine in a bowl!" According to feng shui, the lemon bowl is meant to bring positive energy to wherever it's placed.
"Well, [Bravo] thought of [the tagline]," Beador said. "And I said, 'Absolutely not! It's silly and I'm not gonna do it' ... I came up with more [taglines] and they said, 'No!' And finally I said, 'Fine,' and now I'm glad I did it!"
Something Beador's not glad about it is all the drama between herself and new cast member Meghan King Edmonds -- whom Beador calls a "sh*t-stirrer" -- this season.
"I just feel like like drama that is happening with she and I is just dumb drama," Beador admitted. "I call it poking. Just little pokes! It's just -- at a certain point, you say, 'Knock it off!' ... She's sitting here saying, like, 'I need to save Shannon from herself.' No, like, give me a break! You don't even know me. I need no saving. I don't need to be saved ... Are you freakin' kidding me?!"
Watch the full episode of Housewives Happy Hour above to see Beador's reaction to her over-the-top "Shannon Shake" from the show, plus hear her quickfire opinions on all her RHOC cast mates. Spoiler alert: she wanted nothing to do with Vicki Gunvalson when she first joined the show!
You can see more of Beador every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET, when new episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County air on Bravo.