Bravotv.com: Give us a quick primer, how long have you worked at SUR? How did you end up there?
Kristen Doute: I have worked at Sur for five-and-a-half years. My first agent in LA told me about Sur and introduced me to Guillermo. This was when we had all of 12 employees and no liquor license. Now the place has evolved in to this giant LA hotspot. The more employees there are, the more rules we have. I don't do well with change there!
Bravotv.com: Do you feel the same way as Stassi that Scheana was someone who should not be trusted?
KD: Stassi and I do not share a brain. I've been friends with Scheana for years, through my boyfriend Tom. Scheana has a past, as we all do, but that doesn't negatively effect my opinion of her. You can't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
Bravotv.com: Do you feel like Stassi’s treatment of Scheana was fair? Did you feel for Scheana after seeing her chat with Brandi?
KD: Stassi is who Stassi is, and you can't change her opinion of someone. I don't think she gave Scheana a fair chance and I don't condone the way she treated her. Yet, at the end of the day Stassi is my best friend and my loyalty lies with her. You have to pick your battles and sometimes, with her, it's just easier to turn your cheek.
I felt for Brandi after seeing their conversation! It was really intense and not a position that I would want to be in. The whole Eddie ordeal happened so many years ago and it doesn't define who Scheana is. I know Scheana is truly apologetic that her actions were a part of hurting Brandi.
Bravotv.com: Tell us more about your relationship with Tom? Do you ever get any time in the bathroom?
KD: Oh, God. Tom is hilarious. What you see is what you get. We've been dating for more than four years, which is forever in Hollywood. He's my best friend. We share everything -- including hair products. He doesn't leave the house without that damn flat iron. We definitely compete for mirror time but luckily, we have two bathrooms! He should buy stock in Murray's.
Bravotv.com: What would your dream career look like?
KD: Sooner than later I would like to be able to quit Sur and be working as an actor enough to support myself. I would love to be working on multiple projects at once. I feel truly fulfilled when I'm creating a 3D human being out of a character on a piece of paper. I feel that's when I'm in my element.