Out with the old, in with the new -- and the drama will be just as “crazy good” as ever. That’s what Real Housewives of New York stars Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley and newbie Jules Wainstein told ET about the new season when they dropped by for Housewives Happy Hour.
Jules steps in for Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman, who both announced their exits from the show at the end of season seven.
“I’ve known Dorinda and Ramona for a long time,” Jules tells ET. “Dorinda brought me into the group.”
“She’s a lot like us,” Ramona says of Jules. “She has a great zest for life, right? Positive attitude.”
“She’s willing to put it out there,” Dorinda adds.
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“We have more of a temper than her,” Ramona counters. “But she did have [it out] with Bethenny [Frankel] … she and Bethenny have the biggest showdown you can ever imagine!”
“I’m not a confrontational person,” Jules teases. “You know, there’s one or two things you just don’t go there.”
Bethenny addressed the showdown, too, when we sat down with her in New York.
“I think [Jules] likes attention,” Bethenny tells ET’s Jennifer Peros. “I've had a couple moments with her, like I've had with other people on the show, but there were bigger fish to fry on this season. Really, it's not like I really engaged with Jules all that much.”
“You can come and enter the lion's den, just know there's a lion in there,” Bethenny adds.
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Jules admits her first impression of Bethenny was that the Skinnygirl mogul has a “strong personality,” and makes jokes “at someone else’s expense.”
As for Bethenny’s first take on Jules -- she says she’s not sure she’ll last more than a season.
“No one was sure if she was a good Housewife,” Bethenny confesses. “I think she's a character, so, it's easy to be a good Housewife the first season. It depends how it goes over the course of time … she definitely added something to the mix.”
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Ramona says to expect more showdowns between Bethenny and the rest of the cast, too.
“Oh, she gets into it with everyone,” Ramona shares. “She’s in the thick of it.”
“Bethenny has a tendency to label quickly,” Dorinda says. “You gotta be careful with that sometimes.”
In terms of what the rest of the season has in store, Dorinda jokes “the apocalypse is coming” -- with truth bomb after truth bomb headed our way. As Ramona put it, this season is going to be “explosive.”
The Real Housewives of New York returns to Bravo on Wednesday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET. For more season eight scoop, check out the video below.