Marie Reyes is a little nervous about “The Real Housewives of Dallas” premiere on April 11, and who could blame her? She’s an auxiliary cast member but hasn’t seen any of the edited footage. Plus, the producers already threw her one curveball.
“Originally, I was pitched a show that was [about] how women balance family, career and society life,” she explains. “It just kind of evolved into what it is. From the standpoint of the show, I think it’s a great thing that they decided to bring what they filmed under the ‘Housewives’ franchise. It will be a more solid piece of work for the producers.”
She pauses, laughs and adds: “Obviously, I don’t get to have any opinion or control.”
Regardless of the outcome, Reyes swears she enjoyed the process. After all, filming gave her a reason to pal around with two of her real life friends, Tiffany Hendra and LeeAnne Locken. (She met Locken 19 years ago when they both worked as spokesmodels for Peterbilt Motors, so, yeah, they go back.) Reyes’ husband, Angel, says he’s “a little more jaded” about the whole reality TV thing.