For Teen Mom fans, it has officially been way too long since Maci Bookout was on their television screens. But this weekend marks her return to MTV! The mom from Tennessee will update fans on her life in a special dubbed Being Maci on Sunday night. Technically this is a spin-off of Teen Mom, which got us wondering: is MTV considering a whole show devoted to the now adult Maci Bookout? There have certainly been rumors!
But are they true?
Who better to ask than Maci herself? The reality star chatted with The Stir from her parents' house this week and filled us in on what she'd be willing to do on TV ... and what she wouldn't.
On her decision to do Being Maci:
After Teen Mom finished airing, we got a lot of feedback from the fans. Everyone was wanting to know what was going with me and Bentley and kind of what we'd been up to since we stopped filming for Teen Mom, so it's like a little update for everyone.
On filming again:
It was actually pretty strange. It had been let's say about a year since I'd filmed.
It was weird getting back into the groove of filming a show. I'd kind of forgotten how much work it actually is. I was still kind of used to cameras being around -- that wasn't the weird thing -- but it's pretty exhausting. It was a rough week or so of filming.
On Bentley dealing with the attention:
At first -- up until he was about 3, 3 1/2 years old -- he thought that this was normal and that everyone had a camera crew all the time and everyone knew everyone and everyone had a TV show because they were filming the day that he was born, and up until he was 3 1/2 years old, they were filming him.
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Once he turned 4 the past year ... it really sunk into him that we aren't necessarily normal. Not everyone knows everybody. Because when we go out in public, everyone knows us and knows our name, and I think that now he understands. He's like, why do these people know us but we don't know them?
On whether a spin-off is coming:
There's no word about that right now. I honestly have no idea. It has to be up to the fans and what they want to see.
On including Bentley in a spin-off:
It would all depend on the direction of the show. I don't want to make this type of decision for him. He is in Pre-K, next year he'll be in kindergarten.
I'm not sure if I'd be so willing to put him out there in the public eye at such a young age because I'm not sure if that's something that he would want. I wouldn't know the answer to that for a very, very long time.
If any spin-off did happen, I'd say that probably the only things I would want him to be involved in would be the things that go on at home. I wouldn't necessarily want him at school being covered and stuff like that.
I do want him to be as normal as he can be and I don't want to make any decisions to take away from his normalcy -- even though he'll always be Bentley.
At this point, as much as I can slow it down, I will try to slow it down.
I guess for now fans will have to make do with Being Maci. The show airs this Sunday, August 18, at 10 p.m. on MTV.
Would you watch a Maci spin-off that didn't include Bentley?
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