The mish-mash that is Watch What Happens Live sometimes has guests who simply thrive in the free-for-all stylings of the show, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum officially fell into that category during her WWHL debut on Monday night.
The brunette beauty, who along with her husband Channing Tatum star in 10 Years (out this Friday) and also has a role in the upcoming season of American Horror Story, is an avid viewer of WWHL and all things Bravo, and as luck would have it she was inches away from Real Housewives of New York newbie Heather Thomson on the clubhouse couch. With that, we're rolling out a new feature on The Dish dubbed The WWHL Hangover, where we catch up with guests now and then to discuss their experience on the show as they rub their eyes and shake off their Andy Cohen-(and booze)-fueled fun from the prior night. Our chat with Jenna is below, and stay tuned for more Hangover posts in the coming weeks!
Tell us: Are you all recovered from your long night? What did you think of the clubhouse? Yeah, it was a crazy night. My flight was delayed so I flew in and rushed there, so it was quite the night. I've watched it for a while, so I was really excited. It's like as fun as it gets. Talk shows are all so different in the tone, but this one was my favorite. It was like being in a really fun game with a bunch of friends. You never know what's going to happen -- I love the live element.
Do you think other late-night shows should loosen up a bit and go the WWHL route?
Yeah! I'd love to play White Trash Grab Bag on Jay Leno, that would be cool. I think in general with me watching these shows, whenever they have fun games or get the guests to do something different or outside their comfort zone, that's always the most fun to watch.
How was Andy, given that this was your first time on the show?
Amazing. He could not have been better or nicer. He makes you feel welcome from the first second you meet him. He's got the best, most effervescent energy. We all take the lead of the host and he's got such a great energy to him that everyone goes into this faster pace with higher energy than we would be normally. It makes everyone at ease, and Heather was great too.
You're a big Housewives fan, right?
Yeah! I was up on everything and I was super excited to watch that last episode because I was like 'I need to know everything that happened in St. Barths!' It was crazy. It was just so funny -- they literally had the same argument for three episodes. It was amazing.
What other Housewife would you love to hang with?
I kind of want to rub elbows with Ramonja -- they're no longer separate people, they've become one entity connected. I think that would have made for quite an interesting, crazy night. I like them -- I know they're wild, but I think they look like a good time.
How many drinks would you say you had?
I did probably like a half to a full of my tequila and lime drink. Like I said, I just got off the plane and was a little woozy, so I thought 'Hmm, maybe that's not such a good idea to go heavy on the drink.
What was the funniest or most interesting thing that happened off-camera?
I learned that Heather and I worked with P. Diddy at the same time. When I was dancing for him she was working with him, so we had some good Diddy stories to laugh about in between. His work ethic is definitely different than everyone else's, so we were laughing about that like 'How did you survive working for him?'
You rocked the old school dance game. If there were an old school dance called The Housewife, what would it entail?
Oooooh, I think it would involve a little sassy walk into a pose. Maybe at the end of it you just flip back a drink and your hair.
Say one day you're a guest bartender on WWHL: What's your drink, and give a recipe or instructions if you can?
I like -- it sounds so weird and so college -- but I like a little bit of a sake bomb. Or I love good tequila with fresh lime juice -- not the mix, fresh lime juice. I should have asked for the sake bomb and they would have gone 'What?' Like everyone go back to your freshman year of college and respect the sake bomb.
Now you're the host: Who would you most like to grill with your very own version of Plead the Fifth?
Oprah. I admire her so much! And I'd love to know all her secrets of success.