Even though the Real Housewives of New York (RHONY) have cleaned house by getting rid of stars Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, and Kelly Bensimon, Zarin isn’t sweating the loss of that job. She is busy with a shapewear line, but will she perhaps return to the small screen?
Highlights from Zarin’s interview with Parade magazine below.
ON BEING LET GO FROM RHONY:
“I believe that what’s meant to be is meant to be, so I sort of let it happen. If they asked me back and that was my path, so be it. And if they said that they wanted to make a change for the cast and that was going to be my final season, I was certainly ok with that. I had a four-year run on a very successful show. And it’s just now starting to air in Europe. I get about 50 emails a day from the UK, Germany, Israel, and Australia — we’re all over the world. The show will continue (good or bad) to live on in reruns on Bravo and any other network.”
ON THE END OF THE SHOW:
“I’m very proud of what I did. It was just a platform for me. I’m grateful to Bravo for opening the door for me in this business that I never though I’d be in — the entertainment business. It won’t be the last time (I hope) that I’ll be on television. I have a couple things that I’m in the middle of that I can’t share yet.
ON A POSSIBLE MOVE BACK TO THE SMALL SCREEN:
“I haven’t really thought about that to be honest with you. I don’t know if that’s the goal I have for my family — to be out there in such a way. It was ok for me and a little bit of my family here and there. That’s what was nice about sharing the show with five or six other women. I don’t know if I want to take on that responsibility at this point in my life.”
ON THE CRITICISM THAT REALITY TV HAS GOTTEN LATELY:
“I just think that you’re always trying to top yourself. In television, it’s about what you can do to be more dramatic and keep the viewers. I do think it gets to a point where some of the fans say, ‘I’ve had enough.’ I think that’s one of the reasons why they changed the cast on New York. But I certainly hope it continues to be successful.”
Check out Parade.com for more of the interview here.