Garcelle Beauvais made history by becoming the first Black cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The season premiere aired Wednesday night, and Garcelle spoke to E! News about why she decided to join the show.
"First of all, I've been a fan of the show. I've obviously been friends with Denise [Richards] for over 20 years, friends with [Lisa] Rinna a very long time as well. So being a fan, and then when it came up, I thought immediately...My team was like, 'Oh, we're gonna pass,' and I said, 'Wait a minute, wait a minute! Let me let me sit on this for a minute.' And I thought, you know what, why not do something outside of the box, right?" she shared.
Garcelle said it was time for the show to become more racially diverse.
"I think it's about time and I don't really know why they didn't do it before. I'm glad it's me," she continued. "I think it's about time. I think we all want to see ourselves represented in all aspects of life, right? So I think when they came to me, the timing was right, and I was happy. I was happy to get on board. And then once I was thrown into the wolves, I was like, 'Oh, hell! Hold on, girl! Hold on!'"