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Katie Maloney Reached Out to Vanderpump Rules Alum Laura-Leigh, and Here’s How It Went

The Something About Her co-creator shared a surprising update on Laura-Leigh, who left SUR to film a movie.

By Shannon Raphael

When Vanderpump Rules premiered in 2013, viewers got to know the various staff members working at Lisa Vanderpump’s Sexy Unique Restaurant aka SUR. One SURver who made a strong impression on fans — but appeared only on the first season — was Laura-Leigh.

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As fans may remember, the then-22-year-old aspiring actress left the dining establishment before the Season 1 finale because she had been cast in a “huge movie with Jennifer Aniston” (which turned out to be the 2013 comedy We’re the Millers).

“It doesn’t feel like it’s real,” Laura-Leigh told Lisa when she was quitting after snagging the “great” and “hilarious” part in the film. “I used to watch her [Jennifer Aniston’s] E! True Hollywood Story at home, like on my couch in Arkansas, and be like, ‘I can do that.’”

Laura-Leigh flew out to North Carolina to shoot her scene in the movie that very night, and she hasn’t appeared on Vanderpump Rules since. 

Fast-forward a decade after she left SUR, and Laura-Leigh maintains a public Instagram page. She has taken on a series of other acting roles, including parts in the police procedural series Blue Bloods and the thriller film Under the Silver Lake. Is she still in touch with any of her former SUR colleagues, though?

On the March 15 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, guest Katie Maloney, who waited tables at SUR alongside Laura-Leigh, revealed that she had tried to get in touch with the actress. However, Katie said her effort was to no avail. 

“I have reached out in [the] recent past!” Katie told host Andy Cohen when he asked if she thought Laura-Leigh would still be part of the show if she hadn’t booked We’re the Millers (Katie said no, by the way). 

Andy followed up by wondering if Laura-Leigh was “not receptive” to the message, and Katie agreed.

“She left me on [read],” Katie responded.

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