The WWHL host opens up about an interview that recently left him teary.
Over the years fans have seen Andy Cohen display many emotions in many ways in interviews (shady, inquisitive, funny, serious, well, you get the picture), whether it's when he's hosting a reunion or helming his late-night talk show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. But, viewers have probably never seen him so much in his feelings -- and shedding a few tears -- the way he did when he sat down with The Real World Season 1 cast during his E! limited series, For Real: The Story of Reality TV. His full sit down with Eric Nies, Norman Korpi, Julie Gentry and Heather B. Gardner aired on April 1 and now we're getting the scoop on what made Andy tear up. In an interview with Bravo Insider, he reflected on finding himself dealing with some feelings during the interview.
"I was surprised. You know what? [It was because] I grew up [watching that first season when it premiered in 1992]. That was the first reality show I really connected with. And they were my age, roughly, when it came out. So, it was very just kind of touching to me. I'm a very nostalgic person — it was like seeing my favorite TV characters, you know, for the first time in a long time reuniting. It was wild."
Andy noted if fans thought it was surprising seeing him tear up, showing that much emotion during the sit down was definitely "surprising to me, too."
The Real World Season 1 cast was among the many, many, many reality TV all-stars Andy gathered up for the series, which also included sit-downs with behind-the-scenes folks and producers, Bravo stars like Kandi Burruss, Caroline Manzo, Kyle Richards, and Teresa Giudice, among others, and also the Kardashians, just to name a few. Overall, it was about getting guests to peel back the curtain and "really tell us what goes on behind the scenes." He added that "I know every show is a different beast, you know. And everyone does things differently," he noted about the behind-the-scenes secrets fans will hear unveiled in the series.
Andy added that even with all his experience working on and producing reality shows, "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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