With a syndicated talk show in the works, a former star of Bravo’s "Real Housewives" franchise has hired a coach to make her more appealing to American audiences, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Bethenny Frankel, one of the original housewives on “Real Housewives of New York City,” shot an "advice-based" pilot, produced by Telepictures, which is the company behind Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show, the story says. After slow sales, Frankel met with station managers to help sell the program, only to find that her personality wasn’t being embraced, the piece reports.
According to one source, Frankel “came off as too aggressive,” the story says. The coach is reportedly helping Frankel to speak more slowly and to be nicer.
Representatives for Telepictures and Frankel declined to comment, the piece adds.
Frankel has plenty of irons in the fire and has been no stranger to TV shows, starting with “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” in 2005. Since her run on “Real Housewives” from 2008-2010, she has also appeared in “Bethenny Getting Married?” and “Bethenny Ever After” and is behind the successful Skinnygirl brand of cocktails and Skinnygirl books and DVDs.