What Kate Chastain "Didn't Understand" About Below Deck at First

What Kate Chastain "Didn't Understand" About Below Deck at First

The Below Deck chief stew has one regret about her time on the show so far.

As one of the longest-running crew members on Below Deck (second only to Captain Lee Rosbach of course), Kate Chastain has become a pro when it comes to navigating all the high-seas drama. However, there was one thing that definitely took some getting used to in Kate's early seasons on the show.

When The Daily Dish caught up with Kate backstage at the Below Deck 100th episode celebration at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen earlier this month, we asked the chief stew to name her biggest regret from her six seasons on the show so far. "I think that my first season, I just didn't understand the communicating your feelings on camera, and so when people would do that, I was like, 'Why are you talking about your feelings at work?'" she explained (clip above). "Just like, 'Hey, Johnson siblings, stop crying.'"

Kate's attitude toward crew members' tears has definitely softened since then. "But looking back, I'm like, oh, OK, it was kind of darling," she shared.

But wouldn't you know it? The aforementioned Amy Johnson actually thinks she was overly emotional during Seasons 2 and 3 of Below Deck. "If I was to have to pick a biggest regret, it would be feeling like things in the moment were way bigger than they actually were in perspective because you're working so hard, you're exhausted, everyone's just trying to get the job done and do the best they can and manage all these different things. And when things happen in the moment, they feel like a really big deal," Amy told The Daily Dish prior to her appearance on WWHL. "And when you look back and put things in perspective, you're like, oh, that could have been a way less deal or that sort of thing."

See what Amy's fellow Below Deck alums, including her brother, Kelley Johnson, wish they could do over during their time on the show in the above clip.

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