Winter House star Rachel Clark opened up about the cast in a new interview. The Bravo mashup series recently aired in its second season, with veteran stars from Summer House and Southern Charm and several newcomers added to the cast.
The cast of Winter House included Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Jason Cameron, Craig Conover, Paige DeSorbo, Luke Gulbranson, Austen Kroll and Ciara Miller, who were joined by newcomers Rachel Clark, Kory Keefer and Jessica Stocker at a party house Stowe, Vermont.
Rachel Clark said Paige DeSorbo was the least welcoming cast member on ‘Winter House’
Clark spoke about her experiences with “Winter House” during a performance. the podcast “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef”. on January 10, 2023.
She told Yontef that everyone was nice, but admitted one cast member was a little harder to read and not as welcoming as the rest.
“I think Paige was a little difficult to crack,” she said. “Just because she’s similar to me too, like I’m a little bit reserved when I don’t know someone right away and maybe that could be taken as if they’re distant, but like no, you’re just such a house full of weirdos overly so to irritate.”
Clark said she warmed up to DeSorbo once she got to know her a little better. “When we had to go out and hang out, I was like, ‘This girl is cool like there’s nothing wrong with her,'” she said.
Clark also acknowledged that as a newcomer, she expected the other cast members to be attracted to the people they were already friends with.
“I mean, of course, being a new person is uncomfortable, like walking into a house where everyone’s already friends. … And obviously when people got into fights, the girls started talking to people they were comfortable with, which sometimes wasn’t me or Jess. Because we don’t know these people, we don’t know what happened.”
The floral designer admitted she didn’t really know the Bravoverse until she signed on to the show at the suggestion of Amanda Batula, who hired her to make flowers for her wedding.
“I had to make a really tough decision,” Clark told Yontef. “I thought about it for maybe less than an hour. I’m quite impulsive and I know what I want. So I thought for about an hour and I was like, “Oh, what could go wrong?” A lot.”
Clark added that Batula and her husband Kyle Cooke “of course” gave her the warmest welcome when she began filming the Bravo show in Vermont.
“Kyle always checked in. Amanda always checked in,” she said. “Ciara was super adorable and sweet, as was Luke. To be honest everyone was very nice, I even enjoyed chatting with Craig and Austen.”
Rachel Clark defended Lindsay Hubbard
In the middle of filming Winter House, veteran Summer House stars Carl Radke and Lindsay Hubbard stopped by for a few days. Clark said she had never seen an “activated” Hubbard.
“I’ve never witnessed any of her alleged anger when she has any,” she said. “I think she’s honestly really amazing and strong. As she’s such a strong woman, I just think she’s uncompromisingly herself, and that’s not easy. And sometimes I don’t think she’s holding back… and isn’t afraid of the reactions people might give her.”
Not all Winter House castmates agree on Hubbard. In an October 2022 episode from “See What Happens Live” Host Andy Cohen asked Batula which of her co-stars was the rudest to fans, and she replied that Hubbard could be rude if she was “surprised” in public.
Hubbard clapped back on the November 11, 2022 episode of Katie Maloney’s You’ll Love Me Podcast. “I think the whole thing was fucking unnecessary,” she said. “Amanda responded the way she did, it felt like a direct slap in the face. It felt very unnecessary and it felt like an attack on my character.”
“I, more than probably most women in this cast, am on the streets of New York,” she added. “For every 100 times I leave my house, Amanda walks out once. It’s not a fair reputation for my character to say, “Lindsay is the rudest thing to fans.” I’m in front of my fans a hundred times more than you are.”
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