While Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin couldn’t confirm whether or not she’ll be back for season three, she does think the show could use some fresh drama with a new cast member.
“I hope so! I have no idea if there is [a new cast member], and I definitely don’t know who she is, but I certainly do know that they’ve met every friend I have in New York City,” Jill told OK! during The Wendy Williams Show launch party held at The Gates in NYC on July 13.
A celebrity addition could be in the works, but Melania Trump is one who Jill says won’t be joining her and existing upper-crusters Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Kelly Bensimon. “She’s too shy,” Jill explaied. “They need somebody who’s got a big mouth.”
If the outgoing redhead could bring some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey magic across the Hudson River to her bunch, she’s gunning for Danielle Staub, the divorced single mom with a shady past that includes a sex tape she fought to block.
She dismissed RHONJ‘s Jacqueline Laurita as “too mellow,” Caroline Laurita-Manzo as “too much like me,” and Teresa Giudice, saying, “I’d laugh all day. I probably couldn’t talk.”
“If we brought Danielle on, I think it would be great drama,” Jill explained to OK!. “I’m the one with the advice, and I would really have a lot to give her. Her kids. She needs a lot of help. She does. And that’s what our show is sort of about is helping each other, so I wouldn‘t mind taking her on our show for a little while. I’d send her back with care. Care’s not the right word. I’d send her back and maybe things will be better for her on the other side of the river.”
Jill felt the bad energy in the room when both NYC and NJ casts were on hand for Bravo’s Fashion Show finale, which taped June 26 and will air July 16.
“It was very superficial, and we were all very polite to each other,” she said to OK! “No bad energy on my part, but I can’t say that for her cast members with her. There was definitely a lot of bad energy in the room. A lot.”
As for reports that the NYC cast is being bratty, and making diva-like demands?
“I think that in an ensemble cast it’s hard to have demands, because I think all women are the same,” she says. “I think all women should be treated identically. I don’t think one is more valuable than another — I’m not saying that someone new on the show would be valued the same as someone who has been on the show for years. But I think that a cast is a cast. An ensemble like Friends — they felt the same way about each other, even though some became more famous than others, and some were more liked, they all took care of each other, and I think that’s the way it should be.”