Remember when Jill Zarin said she should get a commission for discovering Bethenny Frankel and all that nonsense? Well Andy has finally spoke about it and admits that Jill did help cast Bethenny and even Ramona! Andy says,
“Jill helped us cast Bethenny and Ramona. She absolutely did.” Although Andy admitted Jill cast the ladies he doesn’t think Jill should get commission for it. He explained, “I don’t get a commission for it. She’s done very well from the show, so that’s her commission. But she did [help cast them]. She absolutely can take credit for finding Bethenny and Ramona.”
Andy talks about RHONY being very successful last season saying, “They had their highest-rated season last season, so it’s a credit to Jill, Alex, Kelly, everybody, that entire group. [But] There were fans that wanted a significant change in the show. It was clear to us while we were shooting and while it was airing that we felt like we need to do something. Let’s switch it up. Let’s put some new energy into this show. And I just think, whether the ratings are down this season or up, for the long-term health of the New York Housewives, we did the right thing.”
Do you think Andy did the right thing? I think it’s pretty silly that Jill would actually want commission because she helped cast a housewife who ended up being very successful. That’s just ridiculous. Thoughts?