As she admitted that the transition Glam-budget/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>off the Bravo show has been a “big adjustment” and disclosed how she convinced husband Harry Hamlin to allow her to appear, Lisa looked back on her fashion week trips to Paris, New York City, London, and Milan as she considered her next career move.
“It’s like I’m pivoting every time I do something,” Lisa explained during an April 18 interview with Paper magazine. “I think as long as I keep saying ‘yes’ to the universe, good stuff just keeps appearing.”
Since leaving RHOBH in January after eight seasons, Lisa was contacted by major fashion brands as she traveled to different fashion week events and chronicled her journey on social media.
“Obviously I’m not filming,” she said. “So I was able to say yes when Kenzo asked me to fly out to Paris with four days’ notice … The whole thing was just saying ‘yes.’”
But while she’s been having tons of fun post-RHOBH, that doesn’t mean she’s not missing the show’s cast and crew, who she described as “family.”
“Everything’s a big adjustment in life, it’s all transformative,” she shared. “I’ve gone through all the emotions that you go through when a door closes in your life. But what’s so great about it is that sometimes when one door closes, 100 more open. When you’re not scared to do something new — to say, ‘You know what, it’s time for me to go out and do my next thing’ — if you can hang with that, it’s always such a blessing. It just takes some faith and hope.”
“It’d be the same if I worked as a clerk at Payless,” she added. “It becomes your life. But I never feel like it’s just an ending. It’s an ending and a beginning. Because I’m not dead yet.”
Although Lisa’s “next thing” is under wraps, she’s hinted at a potential return to acting and has no plans to walk away from the spotlight.
“I think it’s the greatest thing,” Lisa admitted of fame. “I can’t say it’s bad in any way, shape, or form. I mean, I’m not Lady Gaga. I wouldn’t want to not be able to go to the grocery store.”
“I don’t know what I would’ve done if all this didn’t work out,” she continued of her successful entertainment career. “I was in Medford, Oregon. I left college after a term … I never really had a backup plan.”
In addition to spending over three decades on television, which she said is “a long f-cking time,” Lisa has dabbled in other ventures. This includes her latest project, Rinna Wines, which is actually what got her on the show in the first place.
“That’s the only way my husband even let me do the show,” Lisa joked. “At first, he said he’d divorce me if I did it. Then I mentioned how much Bethenny sold Skinnygirl for — he came back two days later and said, ‘You know, I don’t think it’d be such a bad idea if you did the show after all.’”
While Lisa has made a point to say “yes” to many things over the course of her career, there is one particular show she has no interest in: The Masked Singer. In fact, she said she’s turned the show down about 10 times, or “maybe more.”
“I’d just be so claustrophobic in that suit,” she explained. “I couldn’t do it.”
“I want to work with fun people and have a good time. Period,” she declared.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is currently in production and expected to begin airing on Bravo sometime later this year.