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Real Housewives of Orange County viewers might feel that the words "royal pain" are an apt way to describe one or two of the ladies that have been on the show over the years. However, those words can only be used to talk about Tamra Barney's new acting gig, as she recently filmed a role for an upcoming Royal Pains episode!

On March 22, one of the actors from the hit USA show show posted a pic (at left) from the set. The pics shows Tamra smiling with the cast, including star Mark Feuerstein. "Guess who dropped by for a bit... @TamraBarney @RoyalPains_USA @itsmebritshaw @markfeuerstein," Jonathan Patrick Moore captions the photo.

As you can see, Tamra looks beautiful on the set. But apparently, appearing on the show wasn't an easy decision for her to make. "Thank you @eddiejudge for pushing me to take this opportunity & taking care of the kids for two days," Tamra tweets. "Love you so much xoxo."

Once the shoot was done, Tamra wrote on Facebook that it was an "amazing experience" and that she met "so many talented, wonderful people." And now, we can't wait for her episode to air this summer!

We think it's awesome that Tamra got this opportunity. And it boggles our mind how many RHOC stars have caught the acting bug, including Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi, and certainly Heather Dubrow, who has gotten tons of acting work over the years, including her recent appearance in an episode of Hawaii Five-0

Are you surprised that Tamra is dabbling in acting?

Source: Tamra on Twitter