Jenny McCarthy has lit up the fire by telling her experience at the show ‘The View’. She says she felt miserable there. She opens about working with Barbara Walters. She expected that she will bring out the humour in the show. She wondered that she will see Walters every day and she was excited. “Hopefully, I get the Barbara Walters who is nice,” she recalls telling herself. “You know the movie Mommie Dearest?” I remember as a child watching that movie and going, ‘Holy cow!’ ” McCarthy says of the biographical drama about Joan Crawford’s allegedly abusive relationship with her adopted daughter, Christina Crawford.
“I’ve never seen a woman yell like that before until I worked with Barbara Walters,” she adds.
McCarthy also says Walters, then 83 and approaching her final year on the show, wasn’t ready to let go.
“Imagine a woman like Barbara Walters,” McCarthy says. “It’s her last year and she doesn’t want to leave. Think about that. And I’m the new bitch there.”
“I panicked because I don’t consider myself a political person,” she says. “Now I had to figure out, ‘Am I coming out as a Republican or a Democrat? Where do I stand on all the social issues and political issues?’ “
McCarthy also says that she was so disappointed that the show came back to politics.
“I was going to work crying. I couldn’t be myself,” she says. “My fans were telling me, ‘Where’s Jenny? They aren’t letting you be you.’ ”
“Every day I went home and I was miserable,” she adds. “It really was the most miserable I’ve been on a job in my 25 years of show business. I kicked myself for not taking the CBS job, of course.”
“She’s standing in the hallway where the guests are, yelling at me about a tampon,” McCarthy recalls. “I don’t know. Maybe in her brain, she went, ‘I’m going to the youngest, newest person here, because obviously she has her period and left a tampon floating.’ This is Barbara Walters. I’m not going to yell at her. So finally I said, ‘I’ll take care of it. I’ll take one for the team and I’ll flush it.’”