Last night was the Season 6 premiere of the Real Housewives of Potomac and Robyn Dixon spoke to Page Six about how excited she and the rest of the cast are with moving forward. “I’m excited to just really move forward from the previous season,” she told the publication ahead of the show.
“[Last] season got kind of heavy and toxic, and I think I can speak for most of the group to say, like, we just wanted to move forward and put that behind us. So we, for the most part, not right away, but we come in with kind of open minds and just try to move forward.”
Getting ready for taping she said “wasn’t easy” given how tumultuous the season 5 reunion was with Monique Samuels and her binder of secrets and tension with castmate Candiace Dillard following their #BarnyardBeatdown. Then of course there was Gizelle Bryant and the man who lives in her phone as Karen Huger described her man, Pastor Jamal Bryant with her on the defense having to constantly justify her relationship… all of which made epic television by the way.
“We didn’t want to repeat the past, and so, that was a good thing to know that, like, ‘OK, we don’t want to be hung up on the previous season or the reunion,’” she added. “So even though it kind of left a bad taste in our mouths, we still were open to just creating something new.”
And the new energy that’s in Potomac this season is new Housewife Mia Thornton, who could easily be described as the new boss of the show with almost a dozen chiropractic offices across the country.
“Mia is so interesting,” Dixon said. “She’s got a very interesting story to share. I’m excited. I learned a lot about her while we were filming, but I’m also excited to see what I didn’t see, like her scenes with her family and her just learning more about her life.”
She added, “But she also didn’t hesitate to speak her mind. She doesn’t hold her tongue. … She gets in the mix pretty quickly. So, I think the fans will be entertained by Mia and will be interested and intrigued by her story.
Dixon said she hadn’t met Thornton prior to filming but felt comfortable at least in the fact that they had a mutual friend in castmate Karen Huger.
“Karen had never introduced her to us,” she told us. “It is pretty cool when you just meet someone and you still have a mutual friend so you at least know … you can feel safe around the person because at least they know someone that you know.”
It sounds like this season is off to a good start. We can’t wait to see how the new energy helps drive the cast moving forward.