Heather Dubrow is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss the controversy about whether or not Gretchen Rossi was offered a role on Malibu Country. Heather says she was annoyed about Gretchen’s story on behalf of Tamra, insists that Gretchen was NEVER offered a role on the show and says she does not feel like she needs to compete with Gretchen for work.
Heather writes, “Malibu Country. . . I was so excited to tell the girls about getting offered a guest starring role on Malibu Country.
I didn’t originally intend to tell the girls what I had learned about Gretchen. However, when Tamra asked me, I told her what happened.
If you are wondering why I chose to share this information, I was annoyed on Tamra’s behalf. There is a difference between discussing an incident that happened among friends and spreading idle gossip that you are a third party to and whose only purpose is meant to offend.
I said to the group “They called to check availability for Gretchen and a few other girls for a small walk on role. Gretchen was never ‘offered’ anything and that small part ended up getting written out of the show. The role I was offered was entirely different.
I only asked the casting director about Gretchen because I was excited for her. She wanted to get into this business and I thought maybe we would be working together. Let this be said. I am not a competitive person — I truly believe there is room for everyone. I don’t however condone using getting “offered a role” as a way of having Tamra disinvite Alexis to dress shopping. Calling to check one’s availability for a few lines on sitcom and being offered a guest starring role are two different things. Also, if there was a tangible opportunity for Gretchen to do a network sitcom, which I don’t believe she has done before, she wouldn’t turn it down. Nor would Tamra want her to. She wasn’t offered a role. Period.”
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