While the Starship Troopers alum told Variety that her exact role on the new season is still undefined, but she will not be back as a main cast member—which is also the case for Lisa Rinna, who announced her exit from RHOBH after 8 seasons earlier this year.
Given Denise and Lisa’s very public feud, the timing of Denise’s return can hardly be chalked up to coincidence.
“When I left after my second season, I just felt as though some of the women were very toxic and they played so dirty,” she noted. “I understand there has to be drama, but I also think it’s fun to see women having fun, especially this age group.”
As for what drama does await, Denise said viewers don’t need to worry because, once again, the best results come naturally.
“I truly was myself on the show. I think some of the women are different on camera and off camera,” she said. “I think, you know what? Don’t self-produce. Just be yourselves. You get a group of six to eight [to] 10 women together, your drama will come up, authentically. Leave it at that and have fun with it.”