Well, what did she think she was signing up for? Barney and Friends?
Lydia McLaughlin is the newest castmember on the one that started them all — The Real Housewives of Orange County.
And although she's had eight years worth of material to prepare herself for the reality series, she claims that she had no idea that her co-stars would be quite so rambunctious!
"It is more difficult than I thought it would be! I was just like, 'Yeah, what do I have to lose?! What would people not like about me?! I'm just going to be myself, and I'm going to be positive, and have a different type of voice!' When everyone is screaming and yelling, you really can't win in this type of show. It's intense, and those women are intense and they have an opinion, and that's what they've been on the air for so long."
However, in case you've ever wondered if the drama is scripted between the ladies, she offers:
"I think that the ladies are genuinely who they are on the show, and that there isn't a lot of acting. In some degree some of the worst drama actually happened when the cameras went down."
Well, we can't lie! We're VERY MUCH looking forward to watching how that has repercussions on what's to come for the rest of the season!
What do U think? Are U guys enjoying Orange County this year?!
Tags: castmates, drama, franchise, intense, lydia mclaughlin, new season, real housewives of orange country, reality television