Eileen Davidson is bookending her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills experience with a second Daytime Emmy win.
“What's wild is, I won my first Emmy when I started on Housewives and won my last one when I left it!” she gushed to ET’s Denny Directo backstage at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards after winning the trophy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for CBS’ The Young and the Restless.
Davidson walked away from RHOBH after season seven, her third on the show, to focus on her acting career. She was simultaneously filming Y&R and Days of Our Lives, for which she won her first Emmy. The 58-year-old also made time to make a cameo on season eight of Real Housewives, grabbing lunch with pals Lisa Rinna and Erika Girardi. Still, she admits she didn’t watch the scene or the season.
“I kind of, I've been texting a couple of the girls off and on,” she shares. “But I kind of needed to get my distance from it and kind of decompress.”
“I kind of moved on,” she adds, saying she doesn’t know if she’d ever return to reality TV, calling it a “real-life daytime drama.” And while she didn’t watch, she is still paying some attention to Housewives.
“From what I understand, everybody loves Teddi [Mellencamp], from what I hear,” she says. “So, I mean, I don’t know [if they need me back].”
For now, Davidson is sticking to her now Emmy-winning work as Ashley Abbott.
“I had no feel for this one,” she says of the award. “I didn’t think I was gonna win. So, I had prepared kind of something yesterday thinking, maybe just in case, but then I forgot it all and I thanked the guy who walked me up the stairs!”