Stassi Schroeder recently said that she and her Vanderpump Rules cast members were left feeling confused after learning that a number of new co-stars, five to be exact, would be joining them on the currently airing eighth season of the show.
Now, as the series continues, Schroeder is opening up about why she believes the Bravo reality series should be split into two different shows, one with the original cast members and one with the new people of the long-running series.
“We’re all a little confused this year, to be honest. Even while we were filming, we were like, ‘What’s going on?’ It felt like we were filming two shows at once sometimes, but all we could really focus on was just doing what we normally do,” Schroeder explained to In The Know‘s Gibson Johns, via a report shared by Yahoo! Lifestyle on February 25.
Ahead of season eight, Bravo added Dayna Kathan, Max Boyens, Danica Dow, Brett Caprioni, and Charli Burnett, all of whom work at either SUR Restaurant or TomTom, to the cast.
Speaking to Gibson, Schroeder seemingly admitted to being a bit spooked after seeing the producers were bringing new talent to the series.
“I don’t know what the future is for Vanderpump Rules. We all wonder about it, but it’s definitely different. There are a lot of us who are a little freaked out, like, “What the f**k is going on?” she explained.
In addition to the full-time newbies, Raquel Leviss, the girlfriend of James Kennedy, was upgraded from part-time to full-time for season eight.
As Vanderpump Rules producers continue to feature their new cast members at SUR Restaurant and TomTom, Schroeder is looking forward to the future as she and the rest of the OGs continue to branch out with their own businesses and get settled into the new homes they’ve purchased over the past several months.
When asked if she would be open to the idea of filming two separate shows, Schroeder said she’s “absolutely” on board, “especially if it’s with all my friends.”
“It’s just continuing what we’ve already done for eight years, but we’re just not working at SUR restaurant anymore,” Schroeder continued.
In addition to settling into her new home in the Hollywood Hills, Schroeder is planning her upcoming wedding to fiance Beau Clark, who proposed to her last July as cameras rolled for the eighth season of Vanderpump Rules.
Schroeder and Clark’s big day is set to take place later this year in Rome, Italy.
Vanderpump Rules season eight airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.