It’s the return of the ‘Mac!
The Real Housewives of Potomac are back for season two, and ET caught up with stars Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger and newbie Monique Samuels ahead of Sunday night’s premiere. The ladies say this new batch of episodes takes the show to a whole new level.
“These women are not a joke,” Monique admits. “I was thrown into the lake of fire … but it was fun. You know, I like to be around dynamic women.”
“It’s nasty-nasty this season,” Karen adds.
“We just took out the nice,” Gizelle says. “Normally, it’s a nice-nasty. We took that out!”
Also gone from season two: etiquette. Fans of the show poked fun at how many times that word was brought up during RHOP’s first run.
“Etiquette is completely gone out of the way,” Karen confesses. “These women completely lost it … Even I had that moment. You know, a girl's gotta pop off when she's gotta pop off.”
“I am only human,” she continues. “If you scratch me, I’mma scratch back!”
The women described season two with these three words: fire, hurricane and shady. From the looks of the trailer, Karen will get into it with Charrisse Jackson Jordan, who is actually the one who brought Monique into the group. As for Monique, she clashes with Gizelle.
“When Monique came on, we were still dealing with a lot of season one drama,” Gizelle shares. “And a lot of it, I had to work through with Charrisse … so it really wasn't a Monique thing, and then she came on, she was Charrisse's friend. So, that was extra subtle shade, just by association.”
“Guilty by association,” Monique corrects her.
Still, the ladies say co-star Ashley Darby, the youngest of the bunch, will stir the pot the most this season.
“Ashley is giving me a run for my money, can you believe it?” Gizelle jokes.
“I told you that the first season!” Karen notes. “I saw it coming.”
All the drama will, not surprisingly, come to a head on the all-cast trip near the end of the season.
“Our trip is off the chain,” Gizelle says. “It’s ridiculous.”
“I was shocked a little bit,” Karen chimes in. “You know, some people, I didn't think they had fight in their belly. Turns out, they're alley cats.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac returns to Bravo on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the video below to learn more about the cast.