Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s fourth season was filled with scandal including stripper claims, cheating accusations, and even a gay slur. However, according to what looks to be the transcript of an interview with one of the show’s former producers, what’s going on behind-the-scenes is even juicier than what’s airing.
Fame Whorgas claims to have received the transcripts which include insider details from a former post production supervisor who worked on seasons 3 and 4 of Bravo’s hit show. The man revealed everything from top secret information on storylines to why Teresa and Jacqueline are really feuding.
“At the start of the season the production team sits down and gives a general overview of where we want the storyline for the show to go. We discuss popular storylines from the season before, story lines that need tying up, and also ways of threading in new storylines that look organic to the story,” he dishes. “Do you really think we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on just following these woman around with no plan? No, the season and the storyline has a basic outline from the first day.”
As for what happened between Teresa and Jacqueline, he claims that Jacqueline had been offered several endorsement deals including one with a teeth whitening company and other with a fruit-based alcohol supplier, but when Teresa arranged to be involved with similar products, Jacqueline lost her own deals when the companies feared it would be too alike.
Reality shows are infamous for not wanting their stars’ fame addressed on the show. For example, while during a normal stroll down the boardwalk, the cast of Jersey Shore would be mobbed but when it’s being aired on the show, it appears as though they are just like everyone else. That being said, producers didn’t want to address that on the show because “it wouldn’t feel organic.”
The man also touched a bit on the Caroline/Teresa cookbook ordeal and shockingly enough, he claims that it wasn’t nearly as big of a deal off-camera as it was on. “The feud you are being fed is for television only and there are bigger issues there,” he reveals. Regarding why the fans aren’t getting to see the real issues, he claims, “It’s up to the wives what they choose to put out into the public forum; nothing is forced on them.”