Erin and Sara Foster became stars on season one of ‘Barely Famous,’ but they’re not about the reality TV life like their family — actually, they want the opposite. They stopped into the HollywoodLife office for our podcast where they previewed season two of ‘Barely Famous,’ and how it relates to them.
Erin and Sara Foster, may have a famous family; they’re the daughters of David Foster, step-daughters of Yolanda and step-sisters of Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Brody and Brandon Jenner — did you get all that? However, their VH1 Barely Famous is not about the lifestyles they have — it’s actually, in a way, a spoof on all of that. The girls were reached out to by management to make a reality show since they are “the missing link in this family tree,” and they said no way!
“We said, ‘No, we’re not ready to do a reality show, that’s not something we’re interested in,'” Erin told us. “We wanted to create these two really delusional girls who think they’re too good for it. That’s where the idea came from.” With that, the show began with two girls — with their names — interviewing celebrities and in a way, trying to get famous from them. And they slowly do… ish.
“A lot of it is influenced by our family being in reality TV and what we see around us. What happened was, we found ourselves surrounded by a lot of different people who went on reality TV, but we were very clear we didn’t want to be on reality TV. Brody on The Hills was after we were related to him,” Erin revealed, with Sara adding that he was really the only relation they had to reality TV, as they pitched their show before Yolanda became a housewife. Sara also added that no, we’ll never see a Keeping Up with the Fosters.
However, we will see a lot of celebs, just like season one — but this time, their famous friends weren’t just doing favors for them by coming on.
“We found ourselves in a place where people were wanting to be a part of the show [this season]. So Chelsea Handler is friend, an acquaintance, but she certainly doesn’t owe me anything. She doesn’t give a f-ck,” Sara said. “It was very validating to have someone like her because it was almost her being like, ‘What you guys are doing is really good and really funny, and I’m going to be a part of it.’ She wanted to keep her clothes on!.
You can watch Barely Famous every Wednesday night at 10PM on VH1.