In a recent interview with Southern Charm star Shep Rose in the Hilton Head Monthly Shep weighed in on a season 3 and a slew of situations swirling around his co-stars…like the dramatic Thomas & Kathryn situation, his relationship with Craig Conover and Craig taking the South Carolina BAR exam, his friendship with Landon Clements, and his “5-year plan”.
“Q: Would you say the show changed your life for the better?
A: Definitely for the better. I mean, I’m out in L.A. right now meeting with different networks about some ideas that I have. It’s amazing and surreal. Life is good. And people send me clothes sometimes, I hate shopping, so that’s pretty cool and convenient”
–Oh no–I can only imagine a Shep Rose spin-off. God help us!
As far as a season 3 Shep claims,
“There are some talks underway, but nothing definitive.”
Shep also expresses some regrets about how his relationship with Craig Conover was portrayed on season 2.
“I don’t really look back very often. I wish my relationship with Craig (Conover) didn’t appear so antagonistic and acrimonious, because it isn’t that way at all. We yell at each other all the time, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t close. I was rough on my little brother growing up as well, until he got bigger than me. Now we never fight. (laughs)”
“Q: Are you still friends with Craig?
A: Yes, we are definitely friends, and yes, he still drives me nuts sometimes.
Q: Do you know if he passed the bar exam?
A: I’m not sure about that. You’ll have to ask him.”
Hmmmmmmm, Craig allegedly took the BAR in July, but he may not even have the results back yet. He was originally supposed to take in February, but decided he needed more time to study.
As far as whether or not his pal T-Rav had a chance at winning the U.S. Senate seat Shep was not too optimistic despite giving him a nice campaign donation….
“Not particularly, but I admired his enthusiasm and shared many of his beliefs.”
And then the Thomas & Kathryn (the two just confirmed that they are pregnant with their 2nd child, but not together).
“One never knows. I know that they love their daughter and she is little beauty. I wish them all happiness.”
As far as Whitney Sutler-Smith’s controversial accusation that Kathryn had a baby to stay on the show….
“There’s no way I could know what is going through someone else’s mind. I hope that isn’t true.”
Shep also claims he has fun with his co stars off camera…
“I had dinner with Whitney, Cameron and her husband last night in L.A. We had a hilarious time needling each other. She and I lean on each other for advice all the time. We talk several times a week….A producer last season was whining about it because they don’t have cameras on us all the time. When we all hang out off camera, things are said and fun is had, and it’s all happening on the fly, so they must adjust quickly to our co-mingled lives. Whereas the “Real Housewives” apparently don’t hang out at all unless filming, so they’re easier to deal with and predict.”
I thought it was interesting that Shep was not friends with any of his co stars before the show…
“Landon is the one I’ve known for 13 years. Most all the others are friends via the show, but we’ve become close very fast.”
And finally the 34-year-old resident Peter Pan’s 5-year plan…
“My 5-year plan is to never have a 5-year plan.”
Did Shep’s ’5-year plan’ include an arrest record?