January 26, 2012 8:53am PT by Jethro Nededog
'Real Housewives' Lisa Vanderpump: 'I Spent Most of the Reunion in Defense Mode' (Exclusive Video)
While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale ended with a “million-dollar wedding” and then with the women gathering around to support a mourning Taylor Armstrong, the claws apparently come back out for the reunion specials beginning Monday on Bravo.
NBCUniversal Direct sat down with cast members Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville to discuss the reunion and what didn’t make it on television during the season. And The Hollywood Reporter has a first look at the interview.
Many fans were shocked to see that one of the biggest catfights that erupted on the reunion occurred when Adrienne Maloof confronts Lisa about some negative comments she made about her business ventures. But, it seems that the restaurateur also had a problem with stuff that was said about her that she wasn’t aware of.
“I spent most of the reunion, unfortunately, in defense mode,” Lisa tells NBCUniversal Direct. “I find it really difficult. It’s quite hard when you go through a show and you’re kind of in your own world, which I was very much, I was having fun and working really hard… But, when you see things aired and you see things being said, it’s kind of upsetting. So, I felt I was in defense mode for a lot of it.”
There also seems to be some residual sensitivity for Lisa revolving around Brandi’s continual flirting with her husband, Ken.
“I think I’m keeping the spark alive,” Brandi jokes. To which Lisa replies with an eye roll, “Oh, thanks a lot, I really needed you for the last 30 years.” Awkward.
Watch the full interview above.
Part 1 of the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion airs Monday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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