Reports state that filming of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season seven has been pushed back until this fall so producers can get Teresa Giudice to film once she is released from prison. She has already been reported to be making about $1 million to star in the show, but Teresa must keep her end of the deal.
Radar Online reports that due to her lack of drama last season, she could be at risk of losing her $1 million from being fired if she does not amp up the drama.
Last season, “There was a lot of anger and disappointment towards Teresa because there was this sense that she held back,” an insider explained. “It was extremely frustrating for the show because Teresa wasn’t bringing the drama that the fans had expected.”
Now, to ensure that she will bring more drama as she did in earlier seasons, “Producers told her in no uncertain terms that they want more table flipping, and less of the quiet PTA mom they saw last season. If producers feel Teresa is holding back from the drama, she will be fired immediately, and won’t be paid her $1 million salary.”
Producers are also banking on one element of Teresa’s life to bring in higher ratings for RHONJ.
Producers are “eager to film Teresa and Joe together before he goes off to prison. It’s expected that Joe won’t surrender immediately after Teresa gets out, and producers will want Teresa to ask him about allegations he cheated on her behind bars.”
“Teresa has never wanted to say anything negative about Joe in the past, including the ongoing infidelity claims. But it’s now very different circumstances because Teresa needs that Bravo check to pay off the remaining restitution she owes in the bankruptcy fraud case,” the insider added.
As we previously reported, Teresa’s huge pay raise has made the other Jersey housewives wanting more. Dina Manzo wants a pay raise, and both Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita want Teresa’s $1 million salary as well.
Do you think Teresa will bring more drama to the show in season seven? Would you rather see her involved in drama or quieter like she was season six?