Bravo executive and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is revealing what it takes to become a Real Housewife on the latest webisode ofÂ @sk Andy.Â He explains the secrets of the casting and how much he’s involved in the process. “I am involved in all of it,” he says. “We have a team…we work with the production company to go over submissions for Housewives.” Andy also says after the production company sends a few picks over to Bravo HQ, he whittles down the list.
But what about when certain stars return after a hiatus? For example Lauri Peterson and Dina Manzo? “Typically, I’m at the forefront of trying to woo back formers to the show,” he says. “If it’s a terrible idea, people will say to me, ‘It’s a terrible idea.'” One in particular? “For Orange County, I always wanted to bringÂ Lauri PetersonÂ back but Lauri didn’t want to come back.” Lauri ended up returning to season 8 in a part-time role.
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