Fighting, shopping, and lots of drinking: just another day in the lives of the Hotwives.
On Monday, August 10, the cast of the Hulu television series The Hotwives of Las Vegas gathered together at the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles, California to screen the first two episodes of the new season for friends and family. Parodying the antics of the Real Housewives franchise, the series first focused on a group of women living in Orlando with over-the-top drama. This season, which airs August 18, brings back Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Andrea Savage, Dannah Phirman, Tymberlee Hill, and Danielle Schneider as a new group of ladies living it up in the city of sin, Las Vegas.
Interestingly enough, most of the women had not been fully exposed to the Real Housewives franchise prior to accepting the position. Erinn Hayes, the newest addition to the show, said she was “afraid of getting too into the show,” which did happen once she started to do research for her role. “After a few nights, my husband started to ask me when my ‘research’ would be done, as I had completely engrossed myself in the series,” said Hayes. Contrary to her costar, Andrea Savage explained that she was “not a huge Housewives fan and only watched a little to do research for the character.”
As all fans of the Real Housewives series know, every woman has to have a unique tagline. When asked what theirs would be, the ladies replied with a variety of entertaining answers, including Savage’s “way grosser than she looks,” Hayes’ “I’m just trying to get it together,” and Angela Kinsey’s “get out of my way at Target, bitches!”
One of the most enticing aspects of The Hotwives of Las Vegas is the cast. Every woman has established herself in the world of comedy and brings her own unique humor to the set. Kinsey is attracted to comedy because “nobody takes themselves too seriously and it’s a great break from whatever stress is in life to just laugh.” Savage added that “it’s all about the people: humble, smart, and always funny.” With a cast of women that talented, it is logical to assume that some improvisation is included in the show. Hayes confirmed that “it was very free and individual ideas could definitely be explored,” but noted that “the scripts were so good that a lot of improv was definitely not necessary.”
Although the women are all playing different characters this season, the ideals of being as ridiculous and over-the-top as possible are still very present. Kinsey affirmed that “the women are still horrible and ridiculous, but the stakes in Vegas are higher. The highs are really high and the lows are just depressing. People go to Sin City to make something happen and when it doesn’t, it’s really sad.”
Be sure to watch “Hotwives of Las Vegas” on Hulu when it airs this Tuesday, August 18 and check out the full first season of “Hotwives of Orlando”.