The 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was filled with drama, but a recent stunt left some fans stunned.
days after a “really intense” The RHOBH reunion was taped, three stars from the Bravo reality show appeared in an advert, but it wasn’t for their TV show. Instead, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff played film critics in an ad for the upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling.
The psychological thriller, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles and directed by Olivia Wilde, has been the subject of controversy amid rumors of on-set feuds and Wilde’s romantic relationship with Styles, according to Time.
Now the RHOBH stars have been inserted into the year’s liveliest film.
Here’s what you need to know:
In a new ad, Kemsley, Stracke and Minkoff were seen at a movie theater watching “Don’t Worry Darling,” complete with a bucket of popcorn. When Pugh’s character said everyone thought she was “insane,” the Bravo stars rushed to review the film.
“Guys, can we please talk about this movie,” Kemsley said, after which her co-stars agreed that it was “that good.”
“It was a roller coaster ride and you never knew what was going to happen,” Minkoff said.
“You could tell Harry Styles was totally invested in this character,” added Kemsley.
The trio then referred to Victory, the city where the film is set. “I don’t think I would make a good housewife in Victory,” admitted Stracke. “I think we could have competition here.”
Fans reacted to the ad, joking that the RHOBH stars were supposed to be Oscar nominees. But others were confused by the crossover.
“They are trying by all means to get people to see this movie…is it really that bad?” asked one commenter.
“Like this movie needs more PR, huh?” another agreed.
Others noted that some of the other RHOBH stars, who are actually actresses, are probably upset that they weren’t chosen for the commercial.
“Kyle and Rinna need to cook!” wrote one fan.
“I’m so glad Kyle wasn’t there,” added another.
This isn’t the first time Housewives stars have played film critics. According to Vox, Real Housewives of New York City stars Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley criticized the Anne Hathaway/Rebel Wilson film The Hustle in 2019, but did so in a scene on their own show.
Midway through the RHONY episode “Tears of a Clown”, Morgan and Medley were spotted in a cinema with posters for the film in the background, talking about the “amazing” film and its stars. Fans were put off by the blatant product placement, the outlet noted.
More recently, RHOBH star Kyle Richards has teamed up with fellow Housewives veterans Teresa Giudice and Kenya Moore for an ad for DirectTV.
According to Hollywood Life, the three Housewives stars donned football uniforms for a spot starring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver CeeCee Lamb, which recreated Giudice’s iconic table flip from an early RHONJ season.
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