Sure, we've gotten a glimpse of Michaele Salahi in her red sari headed to the White House state dinner in every promo that's aired for the "Real Housewives of D.C.," but her fellow cast members are downplaying the role that incident plays in the season.
"I think viewers are going to be so surprised to find out that the White House party crash is not like the crescendo of the show," "Housewives" cast member Stacie Scott Turner told reporters Thursday. "It is like a small part of five interesting storylines, it by no means is all the drama in the show."
Cast member Mary Schmidt Amons agreed.
"It's going to be one small snippet," Amons said. "It's very clear to us that the show is not all about the Salahis."
So, how do they know? They don't. Both housewives said they haven't seen the show yet.
Yeas & Nays got a copy of the first episode, and while not divulging too much, can say in the beginning of the series that the drama is between Turner and British transplant Cat Ommanney, though it's also apparent that the whole cast could end up ganging up on Salahi. (Owner and founder of T.H.E. Artist Agency Lynda Erkiletian looks at Salahi like she's some sort of pariah.) And while not being a wife, Paul Wharton, a local celebrity stylist, inserts himself into the middle of everything.
"I don't want to call Paul Wharton a troublemaker ... but he could be maybe the messenger which could cause some drama," Amons correctly predicted.
The "Real Housewives" debuts at 9 p.m. Aug. 5 on Bravo.