Meghan McCain has put The View in her rearview mirror — however there’s one division that also holds a spot in her coronary heart.
“I nonetheless miss the wardrobe individuals,” McCain, 38, advised The Messenger in an interview revealed on Friday, October 13. “I simply love getting dressed up. So I miss the wardrobe individuals probably the most and so they’re very form. They’ve been the wardrobe individuals all the historical past of the present.”
McCain, who exited the discuss present in 2021, revealed that she doesn’t “watch it in any respect” since closing that chapter of her profession. “Partly it’s simply due to my life-style,” the “Meghan McCain Has Entered the Chat” podcast host defined. “I don’t have time to observe this sort of content material. I do take heed to quite a lot of podcasts.”
She joked that tuning into The View isn’t good for her well being. “And you recognize, it’s sort of like taking a look at an ex-boyfriend’s Instagram — it’s simply not nice for you. So no, I don’t watch,” McCain quipped.
The journalist was a cohost on the ABC sequence from 2017 to 2021, throughout which era she raised eyebrows for her outspoken views and continuous headbutting with a number of cohosts, together with Pleasure Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.
Following her July 2021 exit announcement, McCain detailed the explanation behind her choice in her April 2022 memoir, Unhealthy Republican. “I had quite a lot of good recollections on the present, and it was a privilege to be a part of such an iconic piece of TV historical past,” she wrote, however famous that “there’s stuff that occurs on The View that shouldn’t be allowed.”
McCain claimed: “For no matter motive, there’s a deep stage of misogyny about the way in which The View is roofed and written about within the media, the place tabloids are all the time writing in regards to the co-hosts hating one another backstage. … My tackle the present is that working at The View brings out the worst in individuals. I imagine that every one the ladies and the workers are working underneath situations the place the tradition is so f—ked up, it seems like quicksand.”
The TV character advised Selection that the set felt “extraordinarily isolating” for her as the only real Republican on the present through the president Donald Trump years. Her father’s declining well being additionally performed a consider her skill to indicate up and work within the uncomfortable surroundings. (Former senator John McCain died in August 2018 after a battle with mind most cancers. He was 81.)
“I used to be there lower than a month when the primary article got here out about me, about what a disappointment I used to be and my nickname backstage was ‘Elsa the ice princess’ [from Frozen],” Meghan recalled to Selection. “My dad was dying of glioblastoma. I bought permission from the community to take each different Friday off to go residence to Arizona and assist him get therapy. If I used to be chilly, with this large present with a bunch of strangers, I used to be making an attempt to do effectively. There have been by no means unhealthy tales leaked about anybody else, and there was definitely unhealthy conduct that would have leaked.”
Earlier this yr, Meghan vowed that The View was in her previous, writing in an April article for The Every day Mail, “There may be nothing on God’s inexperienced earth that would persuade me to ever stroll on that set once more.”
She additional claimed: “The one solution to survive on that present is to be vanilla pudding. Say nothing controversial with the elites, bow down, and don’t truly do the job you have been employed to do, which is voice your genuine opinions.”