Andy Cohen shouldn’t be afraid of asking the robust questions on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen.
“I believe that typically once you do or say one thing that will get picked up in every single place, it’s initially very jarring,” Cohen, 55, advised At this time in an interview printed on Wednesday, November 29. “It’s scary. So, I believe I’ve gotten method higher at understanding what the road is. And I believe it’s from typically getting burned.”
Cohen has helmed WWHL on Bravo since 2009, interviewing everybody from Bravolebrities to A-listers together with Jennifer Lopez.
“I’ve requested extremely private, extremely direct questions of Actual Housewives for years,” he quipped. “I believe that was type of my follow floor for getting into after which saying to J. Lo, ‘Why had been you in your telephone texting throughout Mariah Carey’s efficiency?’ I believe the present has a popularity of being the place that you just go for uncensored, unpredictable enjoyable.”
Nevertheless, if Cohen ever goes “too far” with a sure line of questioning, each the viewers and the WWHL will name him out.
“I’ve had visitors activate me through the present,” he recalled. “That’s genuine and attention-grabbing TV, and I believe it’s why folks just like the present. I’ve had visitors actually get mad at me, however I’ve additionally had many a Kardashian say, ‘I’m so glad we talked about that.’”
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In a single such occasion, Cohen praised The Actual Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania in April for slimming down utilizing Ozempic. Social media customers rapidly expressed outrage over Cohen’s remarks, criticizing him for gushing over the controversial weight reduction drug.
“What I’ve been cautious to say [since then], particularly with Emily Simpson, who [also] misplaced a ton of weight, is, ‘I assumed you regarded nice earlier than. You continue to look nice,’” Cohen defined. “The notice [to myself] is: Don’t pat somebody on the again for being skinny, as a result of what you’re then doing is perpetuating a false narrative about magnificence, and that’s not proper.”
Cohen has additionally utilized his interview classes to his emceeing roles on Bravo’s actuality TV reunion specials.
“I believe I’ve gotten extra snug and extra verbal in the previous few years, frankly, expressing myself and little bits of opinions,” he advised At this time, noting he doesn’t see many different hosts who would have the ability to observe in his footsteps. “There are a pair those who I’ve thought can be actually good, however a few of them are tremendous opinionated. And if the Housewives are nonetheless going, you need to work out a method to be considerably of an island when you’re going to be sitting down with Housewives that you just’ve been tremendous vocal that you just don’t like.”