Andy Cohen has interviewed the Kardashians before, but usually on his own turf for a taping of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. So when Andy stepped out of the Clubhouse to interview Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian for his new limited series, For Real: The Story of Reality TV, he headed to the West Coast and to the home of none other than Khloe herself.
When he recently spoke to The Daily Dish about that eye-opening sit-down with the ladies, where they chat about pretty much anything you've ever wanted them to about Keeping Up with the Kardashians, he revealed what it's really like to go home with the famous family.
"It was great. I was really interested to sit down with them and just hear what they have to say and see how it looked at Khloe's house, and it was really cool. The candy jars are real," he said. "I was in her guest house getting my makeup done, and she had a huge spread for me. And, it was really fun. It was really great. She's a great hostess."
The Kardshians are among the bevy of reality TV A-listers featured in the series that premieres on E! on March 25, which reveals pretty much anything you've ever wanted to know about your favorite shows. The series includes not only interviews with the stars of the shows, but also the producers who work on the series, giving fans new insight into how a reality show is created including how vastly different each show really is from one another. "I know every show is a different beast, you know. And everyone does things differently," Andy said, noting that For Real viewers will be intrigued to learn lots of behind-the-scenes production secrets.
But, in the end, fans do want to hear from the talent willing to put their lives out there in front of the cameras — and they will with great candor. "I thought it was very important that we get the Kardashians. I thought it was very important to get some people from The Bachelor, too; people from The Bachelor that could tell us what really goes on behind the scenes," he said. Overall, it was about getting guests to spill the tea and "really tell us what goes on behind the scenes," according to Andy.
The show will also include appearances from Bravo stars past and present, including Kandi Burruss, Caroline Manzo, Kyle Richards, and Teresa Giudice. In the end, Andy revealed, "I'm really happy with all of these bookings."
Even Andy stepped away from the series a bit shocked by the tea spilled. "I was surprised with how honest the couple from The Bachelor were. I loved how open they were. I think it'll be really interesting to anyone who's ever watched one episode of The Bachelor to find out what really happens behind the scenes," he said.
Andy noted that even with all his experience working on and producing reality shows over many years, "There's always something more to learn about everything. Just when you think you've got it figured out, life changes or people lose interest in what you think they want and they want something else. Or, you know, the great thing about these shows is they're unscripted, so you never know what's gonna happen. So that's what always keeps them interesting to me."
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