As an actress since childhood, Kyle Richards is used to hanging around with Hollywood royalty. But the thrill of working with the world's biggest stars hasn't lost any of its luster—especially when it came to her role in Lady Gaga's new music video for "G.U.Y."
"The first day on the set Lady Gaga came in to see Lisa [Vanderpump] and me and to thank us for being there," Kyle tells the Dish. "She said how excited she was that we were a part of the video and I was thinking "You're excited?? Imagine how I feel?!"
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star as a backing band who perform while Gaga is paraded around a cadre of synchronized swimmers, scantily clad women and hunky men at a pool. Kyle and Lisa had an additional role as Gaga's leather-clad "Accomplices." Despite the high production values of the video—it was filmed at the opulent Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif.—Kyle says Gaga did everything to make the women feel comfortable on set.
"She went through the wardrobe that she wanted Lisa and me to wear," Kyle says. "She kept saying she wanted us to feel beautiful. She had a very specific idea of how she wanted us to look. She was so sweet, thoughtful and engaging. The first day of shooting was supposed to be a few hours but ended up being more like 12 because she is such a perfectionist. I was so impressed watching her direct and the attention to detail was unbelievable. She was hands on 100% and knew exactly what she wanted all the way down to the smallest detail. She is truly a creative genius."
Even when the cameras were turned on, Kyle says the mood was fun and lighthearted. "By the time we were filming at the Castle we were all laughing and joking," she says. "My sister Kim [Richards] joked to Lady Gaga that she had created a monster in me and that she probably couldn't get me to go home because I was loving it way too much. This was the most fun experience ever! I'm so grateful she wanted us to be a part of this."
But did they ever get a chance to gossip about this season of RHOBH? Definitely. "It was surreal for me when Gaga would talk about the show and discuss her take on things that have happened."
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