It's not necessarily a surprise, but it still stings a little. The Real Housewives of New York are currently filming season 6 and cast members Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson were just caught recording scenes for the show in the Hamptons. Only problem is, the scenes were totally staged. A source told RadarOnline that there was nothing real about what was happening. "It was like something you would see on the set of a movie or scripted television show."
Not only that, but the "friends" were told to film things more than once.
Carole and Heather stood on Meeting House Lane and waited for the crew to call ‘rolling,’ before walking toward the camera and sitting on a park bench. They even shot the scene twice!
Later in the day, the source spotted Heather at trendy Southampton restaurant 75 Main (which, by the way, must have a great relationship with Bravo -- Princesses: Long Island filmed a boozy brunch there, too) and recalls that Heather was filmed talking to some men, and as soon as the cameras stopped rolling, she got up and left.
Sure, no one's shocked to learn the scenes are scripted, staged, and shot in multiple takes, but it's somewhat annoying that the ladies fiercely defend the show's realness, when really, really for reals, it's not real at all.
I mean, just this weekend, Carole gave an interview to The New York Times in which she says she'd never fake things ... she has too much integrity for that.
Even though I'm sure this is how the show is shot across all Housewives franchises, I'd venture to guess that most of the scripting and staging happens with the New York women because they don't know each other that well. It'd be hard to have a natural conversation on camera with someone you've only met twice, so it's no wonder they have to have pre-determined talking points and their movement mapped out.
Without it, we'd hear them getting to know one another and having normal convos about their upbringings, marriages, children, careers, vacations, friends, etc., which, hello, boring! If they're not talking about Ramona's drinking problem, I'm not interested.
What I like about the ladies in New Jersey and Beverly Hills is that they all know each other really well, they're even family. The more established their relationships, the less need there is to fake it.
For reference, Carole and Heather met for the first time ... on the show.
What do you think about RHONYC's staged scenes?
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