Bethenny Frankel breaks down the pay scale of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York
Why address this now? Bethenny Frankel is at it again. the previous Real Housewives of New York The star previously claimed she’s done with the Real Housewives. But here she speaks again on the subject.
The only logical explanation is that it relies on claims that Jill Zarin’s negotiating tactics killed the RHONY: Legacy spin-off. Is Bethenny defending her former best friend? Or is Bethenny hinting that the RHONY graduate is making a tough deal that may actually have killed Bravo’s interest in being cast?
If Bethenny’s revelations are to be believed, some of the ladies slated for “Legacy” would have bargained hard, too. After all, these ladies are not new to the game. Some of them must have negotiated a deal because Legacy is in the pipeline.
Bethenny claims most housewives “lie” about their salary
The Skinnygirl founder opened up about “housewife salaries” on Instagram and “her former castmates working together” to negotiate a pay rise.
Bethenny didn’t disclose her latest salary, claiming it would “upset the whole world.” Rather, she chose to talk about the show’s early years. The cast was paid right away for the first few seasons. And although there was a “collection fee” for an indefinite number of episodes, there was an opportunity to appear in “additional episodes” for more money.
In the second season, the cast received a “percentage increase” overall. They felt comfortable enough to “use leverage” and “negotiate,” revealed the BStrong founder.
Bethenny added that she and some of her castmates started teaming up for higher salaries starting in Season 3. Jill asked Bethenny to “negotiate” for her at the time, which the acclaimed chef described as a “wise” decision.
The divisions in the cast became more apparent. “The Blondes,” believed to be Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Alex McCord, began “teaming up” for raises. But Bethenny revealed that these ladies often “got nervous” and then “broke down” and turned to other financial options.
According to Bethenny, Bravo follows “precedent” when it comes to Real Housewives salaries, but offers differing offers based on the number of episodes shot. Even a whole season.
The entrepreneur advised the cast members to discuss their salaries among themselves and find out if they were “on the right track”. In this way, all housewives can decide whether to be “circumcised” or not.
Salaries vary from “$25,000” to “seven figures,” although it’s not uncommon to earn even “more.” Even for a freshman season. Although Bethenny claimed most “lie about what they get paid.”
Tell us – are you surprised Jill asked BETHENNY to negotiate for her? Do you think housewives lie about their salary? Which of the RHONY cast members do you think got together to negotiate?