‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast Furious With Production After Finding Out They Are Giving A Preferential Edit To Stassi Schroeder And Beau Clark
The cast of Vanderpump Rules is reportedly furious with production after finding out they are giving a preferential edit to stars Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark, according to a new and very juicy report.
Page Six reveals that on a now-deleted episode of the Twisted Plot Podcast that producer Bri Dellinger revealed what the cast had long suspected: That Stassi and Beau are getting an arguably better edit for a reason.
According to the report, show runner Bill Langworthy is heavily involved but “Bravo makes a lot of calls too. And Bravo decided that Stassi and Beau were special heroes,” Dellinger dished on the podcast, according to the gossip oputlet.
“And so we do try to have Stassi and Beau in all the shows but it’s a Bravo call and not a Producer Jerry call.”
“Producer Jerry is the person who makes sure that we have clearances and he makes sure that the cast knows where they have to be and to make sure the camera people are going to be where they need to be,” she explained, referencing Jeremiah Smith.
The producers comments have upset the cast, and rightly so.
“The cast is upset about Stassi and Beau getting ‘special hero edits,’” an insider revealed. “They knew she did, but this confirmed it. You’ve seen her promoting her book, celebrating her engagement and even a scene at Beau’s casting job office. They’re never meant to look bad while the rest of the cast shares their entire lives — the good bad and the ugly.”
Beau Clark proposed to Stassi Schroeder in what seemed like an overly-produced way on Vanderpump Rules earlier this season. (Photo: Bravo)
As previously reported, the producer revealed on an earlier episode of the same podcast that production was editing Scheana Shay in a certain light and sources had told Page Six that she was deeply offended by the comments.
“If Scheana knows what’s good for her, she’d befriend me because my favorite game is finding all the embarrassing things that Scheana does and putting them all in,” the same producer had joked on an episode of the podcast, according to the gossip outlet.
Bri even let slip that a recent scene depicting Scheana hitting on Stassi Schroeder’syounger brother was basically entirely fabricated.
“It was so funny,” she said as she started to tell the story about the season 8 scenes. “We were watching the scene and were like, ‘Okay, this is over the top, I realize that, but how can we resist?’ … Yes, I set it to funny music and I added a funny [sound] bite, but she did that.”
She continued, “We asked her in the interview, ‘How young would you go?’ and we didn’t tell her it was for the Nikolai scene, of course.”
Scheana Shay was revealed to be a Vanderpump Rules producer target on the same podcast. (Photo: Bravo)
The podcast episodes have since been removed and according to Page Six, it’s because Scheana is upset with how she is being treated by the crew.
“Scheana’s definitely frustrated with how she’s been portrayed,” an insider close to the show revealed. “She’s not the type to pop off when she feels slighted by an unflattering edit. She signed on to be a part of a reality show, which requires her to share her life highs and lows; she just wishes audiences got to see a bit of a more balanced view of her life, not just the most cringe-worthy moments.”
“She’s been assured by the network and production that she’s part of the charade,” continued the source. “She’s going to be absolutely crushed by hearing that she’s actually the butt of the joke.”
Hopefully, the production company and network have taken action with this particular producer as we believe this isn’t the type of publicity the show needs, certainly not during this already drama-filled season.
While you could argue that the producer was just trying to put together an entertaining segment, if you were to watch the show, you would most likely have found the moment shocking and to find out it didn’t happen that way at all is disappointing and at this point in the game, unfair to Scheana.
The editors on this particular show have been trying to turn it into a sitcom, it seems, and this might be the final incident to set the ship straight.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays on Bravo and Slice.