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‘Southern Attraction’: Naomie and Leva Break Down That Huge Blowup With Kathryn

And we’re off to the races!

After an excruciatingly lengthy layoff, Southern Attraction Season 8 kicked off tonight with some severe fireworks. Craig and Naomie rekindling their previous flame? Test. Austen romancing a brand new honey? Test. And Kathryn storming out of her OWN thirtieth celebration after getting all up in Naomie’s grill, telling her that she’s a “fucking petty little bitch”? DAMN I MISSED THIS SHOW!

Within the days main as much as the Season 8 premiere of Southern Attraction, Decider received some 1-on-1 time with each Leva Bonaparte and Naomie Olindo, and also you KNOW we requested them each about this explosive second. Listed below are some excerpts from our interviews with every of them about this blowup.

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LEVA ON THE KATHRYN / NAOMIE FIGHT

DECIDER: It looks as if each you and Naomie kind of approached Kathryn’s unique invite to her “Nice Katsby” thirtieth celebration as an olive department, nevertheless it shortly went south, so to talk. Did that catch you abruptly? Or did you’re feeling that one thing was brewing? 

LEVA BONAPARTE: No. So, I used to be adamant to Naomie, “It’s gonna be fantastic. Every little thing is ok.” I really felt dangerous that it went south, as a result of I had actually satisfied her that like, “No, I had dinner with Kathryne. I really feel as if she’s modified. And I really feel as if like, that is all going to be fantastic.” However I simply didn’t notice how like, deep rooted the meat between the 2 of them was, possibly. I don’t know, I used to be similar to, “Oh, my God, I can lower the stress in right here with a knife. What do I do? Oh, let’s let’s simply go over right here and smile.” Like I used to be simply enjoying hostess, like making an attempt to make it good. And like, “It’s fantastic. It’s fantastic. We’re gonna have a enjoyable evening.”

It additionally made me unhappy, and I used to be very caught abruptly. I believe I used to be like, some place else [when it went down]. And I heard Kathryn screaming and I used to be like, “what is going on?”

That’s what I used to be gonna ask. Like, you had been there and every part was like copacetic. After which it appeared such as you disappeared for a minute, tops. And issues simply went..BAM! Like, the place did you go?

Dude, I went to go seize my purse after which as I’m strolling by its like, “BAHHHHH! [imitates screaming]” And I used to be like, “What on the earth?” It was like actually essentially the most well mannered, good dialog once I left. And I didn’t even know what occurred. After which, Naomie storms off. Persons are crying and screaming. And I used to be like, “What?” So typical to us, however I don’t know why I believed that evening was going to be like straightforward and enjoyable. [laughs]

You realize, Naomie stated one thing actually sensible and pointed throughout that confrontation. She informed Kathryn, “I don’t like the way in which you struggle.” Do you might have that kind of sense about how Kathryn approaches battle? 

Mmmmhmmm [knowingly nods]. I believe that that finally ends up being the most important downside that Kathryn has, you understand. I believe it’s simply the way in which that she fights. She simply will get so … it simply goes off the rails and I really tried to assist her with it, you understand, this 12 months. For those who guys find yourself seeing it, I used to be actually making an attempt to be like, “Focus in your emotions. Much less of like, insults. Extra about what you’re feeling. Much less ‘Fuck you,’ extra ‘Hey, I’m harm,’ or ‘That is how I really feel.” And pay attention, all of us wrestle with totally different stuff. And I believe that Naomie has a mood, too, similar to I do.

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NAOMIE ON HER FIGHT WITH KATHRYN

DECIDER: Did you might have any sense by any means that Kathryn was in search of an apology from you when she invited you to her get together? What was what was going by your thoughts?

NAOMIE OLINDO: I imply, I used to be…I used to be actually shocked. I in all probability ought to have seen that [fight] coming, as a result of Kathyrn has patterns. And that is certainly one of her patterns. So I ought to have identified. And I knew that going was in all probability not like the perfect concept. It wasn’t going to pan out tremendous effectively for me. I didn’t notice how dangerous it was going to be. However yeah, I imply, these are issues that like we find out about Kathryn and so, it was … I used to be shocked, however not that shocked.

Have you ever seen the episode but by the way in which?

Not the entire thing, no.  

Effectively, I believed one factor that was form of attention-grabbing is she has your title spelled improper in her telephone.

I imply, once more, not shocking. 

On the finish of the episode, Kathryn kind of will get all up in your grill. And also you stated one thing that I believed that was actually insightful, notably within the warmth of the second. You stated to her, “I don’t like the way in which that you simply struggle.” Are you able to elaborate somewhat bit about what you imply by that?

Yeah. You’re reminding me of my therapist. [laughs] It’s like, “Are you able to please describe what it’s that you simply’re feeling and pondering proper now?” [laughs]

So yeah, that is one thing that I didn’t like about myself in earlier seaons. And I believe that everyone received to see, you understand, the way in which that I’d struggle with Craig. And watching it again… it was actually laborious to look at it again. The present makes you very conscious of issues that you simply may not pay attention to earlier than. And I seen that I didn’t like the way in which that I used to be combating. So, I’d say issues to him there after which and that weren’t unfaithful, however the message would get misplaced within the supply. So, it’s unattainable to speak with somebody. I imply, I keep in mind that evening Kathryn had been ingesting a ton, and I had been ingesting, too. And it’s not the time or place to be having this like tremendous loud struggle. And I believe that generally when folks know that they’re within the improper, they form of double down and get extra aggressive. And in order that’s what was taking place, nevertheless it was escalating, like in a short time. Yeah.

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She additionally fights like, actually bodily. I imply, not with blows or something, however she’s tall. She’s bodily imposing, and she or he like actually makes use of her stature to intimidate. 

Yeah, precisely. She makes use of her physique to kind of get in folks’s faces. And it may be very daunting, you understand? And that’s clearly like one thing she’s all the time finished. However yeah, I didn’t prefer it.

New episodes of Southern Attraction air each Thursday at 9/8c.

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