Melissa Gorga on new 'RHONJ' cast members: They're 'not scared to bring it'

Melissa Gorga agrees with Andy Cohen: The upcoming ninth season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is the "best season" yet.

The longtime cast member recently visited BUILD Series, where she opened up to AOL's Gibson Johns about the new season and said that a large part of why it's going to deliver on the drama is because of the two new additions to the cast. Replacing Siggy Flicker, who will no longer be a Housewife, are Jackie Goldenschneider and Jennifer Aydin. Gorga called the reshuffling the "best casting we've ever done."

"'Jersey' is absolutely the hardest show to cast. It really is. We’re family, and it’s hard to bring new people in with us," Gorga explained. "These two could not be more opposites, which I love. I love that they’re complete opposites. I have to say this is the best casting we’ve ever done. They fit in perfectly. They bring two different worlds and two different opinions [to the show]. It’s not easy to cast 'Jersey,' but we’re done. This is it."

"We were able to bring in two new people that mixed with us, and we’ve always had a problem with that," she added. "This time, I think that we got it right, and we are truly a good group of girls who are not scared to bring it."

Goldenschneider, who appeared at BUILD alongside Gorga and fellow cast member Margaret Josephs, agreed with her co-stars assessment of the new group.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Jackie Goldschneider, Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Melissa Gorga attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Margaret Josephs attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Jackie Goldschneider attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Melissa Gorga attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Margaret Josephs attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Jackie Goldschneider attends the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Jackie Goldschneider, Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider and Melissa Gorga attend the Build Series to discuss 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' at Build Studio on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
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"We definitely brought different things to the table, and we each fit in really well where we fit in," she said. "I found really genuine friendships with some of the women -- especially the ones sitting next to me -- and I think Jennifer found that with the other women."

The trailer for season 9 teases a divide down the middle -- Gorga, Josephs and Goldenscheider on one side and Teresa Giudice, Dolores Catania and Aydin on the other. Josephs confirmed that she's especially close with Gorga and Goldenscheider, but said that Catania was more of a neutral presence this year.

"Obviously, the three of us are very close, and I think we have similar views on life. It’s not that we’re all not close, but different times throughout the season there are different fights," she explained. "Everybody has differences of opinion, and we’re all super opinionated. I don’t think anybody’s afraid to voice it. None of us have really battled with each other. Dolores has been pretty neutral, and I think Dolores has been the voice of reason this season a lot."

That being said, there's another so-called X-factor who tends to always throw things for a bit of a loop when she gets involved, and that's Danielle Staub. The divisive former Housewife, who is back on the show now as a "friend" of the cast, will continue to ruffle feathers this year, making for more unexpected moments.

"She still comes in and causes drama constantly," Gorga said of Staub. "You’re going to see her engagement party and her bachelorette party and her wedding and, you know, whenever Danielle walks in the room, you know the drama is coming."

"Danielle is a statement in general," Josephs echoed. "Last year we were besties, and this year you see some stuff going on with us, for sure."

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Danielle Staub -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Danielle Staub -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: TV personality Danielle Staub visits SiriusXM Studios on October 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Danielle Staub attends OK! Magazine's Fall Fashion Week 2017 Event at Hudson Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images,)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Danielle Staub -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Danielle Staub -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Danielle Staub and Marty Caffrey attend Illumination PR x NYFW Celebrity Beauty Bar at The Time New York on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
EDGEWATER, NJ - JANUARY 14: President/founder of Devotion Vodka Drew Adelman and TV personality Danielle Staub attends Staub's housewarming party on January 14, 2017 in Edgewater, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ - OCTOBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Real Housewives of New Jersey Cast member Danielle Staub and boyfriend Marty Caffrey attend wine tasting at Tomasello Winery at Wemrock Orchards in New Jersey on October 4, 2016 in Englishtown, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: TV personality Danielle Staub (R) and her daughter Jillian attend AT&T Live Proud at Highline Ballroom on October 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for AT&T Live Proud)
WEST ORANGE, NJ - MAY 10: Danielle Staub and Jillian Staub attend Jillian Staub's 'Diamonds In The Dark' Sweet 16 Party at The Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 10, 2014 in West Orange, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Danielle Staub, Teresa Giudice, Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Danielle Staub attends the 5th Annual Cristian Rivera Celebrity Gala at The Copa on September 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen and Danielle Staub -- Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: La Toya Jackson and Danielle Staub attend Henri Bendel holiday window unveiling 2012 at Henri Bendel on November 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Henri Bendel)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Danielle Staub and her daughters,Jillian Staub and Christine Staub filming on location for 'Celebrity Apprentice All Stars' on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Danielle Staub filming on location for 'Celebrity Apprentice All Stars' on October 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
HOBOKEN, NJ - JUNE 13: Danielle Staub attends the Cristian Rivera Foundation Fundraising Event at Zylo Restaurant on June 13, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
EDGEWATER, NJ - MARCH 30: Danielle Staub visits Hollywood Tans at Edgewater Commons on March 30, 2012 in Edgewater, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Jessica Caban and Danielle Staub attends EQ Enterprises And Manhattan Motorcars Present: NY Fashion Week Kickoff Event at Bryant Park Hotel on February 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Eq Enterprises)
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Season 9 of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" premieres on Wednesday, November 8, at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo

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