In addition to talking about prominent Scientologist Tom Cruise, Leah Remini is talking about her short stint on ‘The Talk’ (she was on the show for the first year only). When she was let go from the show, Leah hinted that her firing was due to co-host Sharon Osbourne, which Sharon denied. Now find out what Leah has to say about all of that.
Leah wasn’t the only co-host who was dropped from the show after the first year: so was Holly Robinson Peete. She said:
I don’t really know what Sharon felt, all I know and all Holly [Robinson Peete] knows is we thought we were friends. That’s all. And in my world, if I call you a friend and you call me a friend I do expect a lot from you. I’m very judgmental in that way.
“Here’s the thing, if you’re going to talk s—, do it in front of me, to my face, and say what’s the real deal. Here’s what you can say about me: ‘Leah’s judgmental, she’s an a——, she flies off the handle for no reason.’ There’s things you can say about me, but here’s what you can’t say about me: that I’m not being genuine.”
Oookaaay… so what’s she saying about Sharon?
Leah leaves that to the imagination but said she’s “not angry” with her former co-host.
Because let me tell you something, I am not good at interviewing celebrities. I’m not, I couldn’t, I was like, ‘What’s interesting about –’ I want to hear their real s—, I don’t want to hear – I don’t want to hear it. And it doesn’t have to be like real deep stuff, but if you have cellulite I want to talk about that – if you feel fat, do you have sex with your husband everyday, like [that’s what] I want to hear.”
She blamed her dismissal on:
I have a big mouth and I have a temper, so that’s not good for people. That’s not good for executives.
“I think it’s because I wasn’t my best self there, I don’t know how to conduct myself.”
Given that, Leah said it was “absolutely right” for executives to get rid of her.
Because I could not subscribe to a certain way of doing things. The point is, most smart people in this business shut their mouth. … If I wanted to be in this kind of show I need to shut my mouth and do what my bosses tell me to do. I can’t do that. That [was] maybe not a good fit in that way.”
However, she doesn’t regret her time on ‘The Talk.’
I did it and I was like, ‘Oh this is how you have to do, you have to be nice to people, you have to go by their schedule, you have to talk about what they want to talk about.’ I didn’t want to do that. … I would do another talk show if it was the way that I wanted to do it. Like, you can’t tell me what we’re talking about and I want to hear real stuff.”
She also said her encounters with Sharon these days are “civil.”
I have to take responsibility for the s— that I did. I was a pain in the a–, I’m a pain in the a–.”
Leah does strike me as the type of person who’s going to say what she thinks and do what she thinks is best. I can see where that could give her problems in the workplace as well as in an organization like Scientology. Yet she also seems to have a clear sense of herself as a person, both the good and the bad. Thank goodness she has the self-confidence to know who she is and not compromise herself!
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