The Real Housewives of Miami Season 2 premieres tonight, September 13, and for Housewives fans everywhere, your next guilty pleasure has arrived.
With three returning cast members (Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, and Marysol Patton), and a whopping four brand new girls (Lisa Hochstein, Ana Quincoces, Joanna Krupa, and Karent Sierra), it goes without saying that drama will come in many forms.
Marysol (whose mother Mama Elsa quickly became a fan favorite, thanks to her open love of day-drinking and quick-witted comments) spoke to Wetpaint Entertainment in an exclusive interview, and revealed which new Housewife gets into a fight with everyone, what went wrong with her Season 1 marriage, and which Miami girl is the “Latin Bethenny [Frankel].”
Wetpaint Entertainment: You must be so excited for Season 2.
Marysol Patton: I am, very much so.
Let’s get your opinion on the new castmates, starting with Ana.
Alexia [Echevarria, a returning cast member who won’t be full-time in Season 2] and I recommended her. We’ve been friends with her for like 13 years. We were like, “We need a smart, established, sassy, sharp-tongued girl in this group. Because we don’t know who’s going to end up here, but she’s going to be great.” And they loved her. She’s very sharp. She’s an attorney, she’s a published cookbook author. She’s like our Latin Bethenny pretty much. We’re actually all in a hotel room in New York City together right now, the three of us.
How do you feel about the supermodel, Joanna?
There’s two sides to Joanna, there’s one side that’s really, really, really sweet, and like all of us, we lose our temper at one moment, and then she just kind of— And a few other girls do this, they just kind of black out, and they go crazy and they don’t even remember what they did afterwards. I don’t know how to explain it.
Are you saying they black out from alcohol?
No! No no, it’s just, when they’re angry, it’s like they shut off and they have a hot temper, and then afterwards they don’t even remember what happened. I’ve seen other girls like that. Because I’m really even-keeled, I don’t have a temper, so when I see people go crazy like that, and then they calm down, and they don’t remember any of it, I’m like, “Wow, that’s what it’s like to have a hot temper.” But she’s also really sweet. And sensitive.
What are some of the biggest Season 2 feuds in general?
In general, Karent, the new girl, the dentist — she had a problem with a lot of us from [Season 1]. And I consider Ana from before because I’ve known her for so long.
What were Karent’s issues?
Everybody had a separate individual mishap with her, completely isolated and completely different, none of them had to do with each other. We all individually had a completely different issue. I don’t know why she is just that way.
And what do you think of Lisa?
I like Lisa, Lisa’s funny. She’s cute. She’s cool. I like everything about Lisa, she’s very, very cool, I never saw her blow up or freak out, she’s just kind of silly and funny and fun. Light-hearted.
What’s your major storyline this season?
[You’re] going to see me going through a very difficult transition in my personal life with my now-ex-husband, so it kind of plays out in the show, the separation, the going back and forth, deciding whether we would get divorced or not, and in the end, we just get divorced.
Did the show have anything to do with the breakup?
No. Honestly, I’m all about work work work work, and I put my work first, and it just didn’t gel. We were in two different places, we still love each other, we’re like family. He comes to all our family and holiday functions, we talk all the time and we work together, but as a married couple, I wasn’t a good wife for him and he wasn’t the right husband for me.
What’s more important to you right now: meeting the man of your dreams and having a family, or your career?
My career is very important to me, and very much so. Deep down in my heart I want to be married and have a family, but I don’t make the time for it because I’m always working. It’s something I desire but I don’t pursue.
What did Mama Elsa think of the divorce?
She really loves Phillippe. She’s always like, “I love Phillippe!” She thinks it was the right thing to do, and she thinks it’s a shame it didn’t work out because she thinks he’s a very good man, and he is a very good man, and nothing. She thinks I’ll get married again, so stay tuned.
What can Mama Elsa fans expect this season?
Oh my god, she filmed a lot. A lot. And she is funny, so you can see more fun with Mom.
Do her confrontations embarrass you?
Well, it upset me very much that a friend of ours for many, many years was yelling at her, but I wasn’t there so I watched it in the promo, and that upset me but that guy does that kind of thing quite often, it just upset me more that it was with Mom. She comes out more to parties with us this time, she’s more a part of the group, instead of just me visiting her at home, so she kind of gets into it. She doesn’t put up with anything from anyone.
Can you explain the difference between a “seer” and a psychic?
It’s hard. For me, the word “psychic” sounds so cheap. I feel like it’s a flashing sign and a place you walk into with a bell on the door, and you have to pay, and it’s not something my mother has ever made money from. It’s just something, if she’s with somebody or talking to somebody on the phone, and she feels something, she’ll just tell them. She can’t just turn it on and turn it off. It’s just something she was born with. I think we all have it, we’re just not as in tune.
Do you watch any of the other Housewives series?
I don’t watch them regularly, I try and catch the reruns, because my schedule doesn’t permit. I love The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I love NeNe, we’re buddies. She’s hysterical, I think she’s fabulous. She turned out to be a brilliant natural actress, a comedian. I like to watch Beverly Hills, very much so. I think Lisa Vanderpump is pretty witty and funny, and she always stays calm and above the fray, and she’s elegant. I watch them all, but I really love Atlanta, that’s my fave.
The Real Housewives of Miami Season 2 premieres on Thursday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.
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