I got an email this morning from the folks over at Andys Girls about their recent podcast with Jill Zarin.
I really tried to find the time to get over there and listen, but the #BB18 livefeeds have my full attention today. Click the link and let me know all the tea in comments.
Here are some quotes from the podcast, and I have to do a little bit of purple pen.
On being invited to Luann de Lesseps’ wedding (10:33)
“I’ll be at LuAnn’s wedding…I got my save the date. They have to get married because it’s a non-refundable three day extravaganza at the hotel, and I will be really mad if I’m going to be there by myself, so she’s definitely getting married.”
Clearly, the wedding must happen as to not inconvenience Jill Zarin.
On LuAnn’s fiancé Tom D’Agostino Jr. (10:54)
“I really like her fiancé. Love Tom. Love him, love him, love him, love him, love him. She really got lucky….He’s not a fraud. He’s totally the real deal.”
On reality TV making her a monster, and leaving to protect her marriage to Bobby Zarin (16:20)
“The reason I left was because Bobby and I realized that I was not becoming the person I wanted to be or should be, and I needed to leave. It was like I was becoming a monster. It was terrible. My whole life was consumed by story lines and plot lines, and what I should do, and who I should be talking to, and plotting with. And it was just terrible. It was just unhealthy.”
Yay! Jill Zarin is now a better person! Oh and she didn’t get fired, she quit to work on herself!
On Bethenny Frankel not showing her daughter on the show (12:35)
“I don’t think it’s fair that kids are kept off the show. If you’re on the show, you’ve got to put it all out there. And I don’t think it’s fair when they don’t. I understand on a certain level you want to protect your children, and I think you should, and certainly I did, or I didn’t in the beginning because I didn’t know what I was doing…I think it’s unfair when people are able to not put their kids on, and some do.”
On a certain level you have to protect your kids. But hey, put them on a reality TV show as props! What could possibly go wrong? On Jules Wainstein’s divorce (23:20)
“When I met her and her husband, the first thing I said to both of them is, ‘I hope you have a really good marriage, because if you don’t you’ll never make it.’ And they both looked at me, and in a weird way, I did not feel confident that they had a good marriage. I walked out of there and I said to my husband, ‘They are gonna end up divorced.’ I knew it…Sometimes I get a feeling with some of the Housewives, when I meet them prior to the show, that the women are doing it to escape a bad marriage. Like I almost feel like she might have known her marriage was not for the long, and when she got this offer to do the show, she knew it was her escape.”
Why was she meeting them in the first place? She sure learned all about their marriage in that short meeting.
On the tone of RHONY changing since the beginning (19:25)
“I love watching it. And I’m so happy I did it, and I’m so glad I was on it when I was. Because I probably would not have come on, if it was Season 4 and I had seen the show, i never would have auditioned for it. Because it changed. It wasn’t what i was told. I was told it was a story about moms and daughters, called “Manhattan Moms.” This glamorous, great live we have. I didn’t know it was going to be what it evolved into.”
Yet you are constantly begging Andy to let you back on. Odd.
On the cast of RHONY focusing on Lu’s relationship on the show (12:00)
“I think it’s not fair. I think not everybody is putting it out there. I mean, you know, some of the girls are not dating on TV, even though they’re dating in real life, or have secret boyfriends and such.”
Jill thinks a lot of things are unfair.
On Bethenny discussing her on the 100th episode special (18:15)
“Bethenny said some pretty nasty things. She shot some bullets at me for no reason. I haven’t done anything to her. I don’t even know her anymore. I haven’t seen her in years…She threw daggers at me, and I was unarmed.”
I don’t even remember what Bethenny said. But I am not seeing this new and improved version of Jill Zarin, are you?
Let me know if I missed anything good on the Podcast in comments.