We're just a few weeks away from the season six premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City
and former star Jill Zarin is still talking about how she was fired nearly three years ago. Jill says that even though she had been considering quitting, she doesn't know exactly why she was fired.
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Jill talked all about her dismissal from the show when she sat down for an interview for Oprah: Where Are They Now?
"This is what nobody knows," Jill said. "This is really the truth: one night, I think I took a sleeping pill and I typed out an email to my producer and three out of the five housewives. I said, 'I'm leaving the show. I want to leave on a high. I'm in a good place right now.'"
But she admits to not sending the same e-mail to Bravo because she thought she might change her mind.
"I kind of got cold feet the next day, and I said, 'Ah, that was stupid, I shouldn't have sent that email out. So, when I got the phone call from my production company, I knew."
Jill still claims that she doesn't know the real reason why she was fired.
"Nobody will tell me the true answer," she said. "At the time, I was told that they thought the show had gone so dark that it couldn't recover and that they needed to change the cast. I don't think the fans agreed."
In an interview with Jill on Watch What Happens Live
in October, 2012, Andy told Jill that she was fired because they were getting negative feedback from the viewers and they were looking to shakeup the cast, since it was unlikely that any of their relationships were going to change at that point.
But despite all of the turmoil it has put her through, Jill says that she doesn't regret doing The Real Housewives of New York City
"I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Not everyone wants that opportunity, but a girl like me? With a mouth like mine? It's a dream come true," she said. "I have to admit, I liked the drama. I really did. I kind of liked it. I liked the fighting and the making up. Let's be honest, I was perfectly suited for the show." The Real Housewives of New York City
season 6 (sans Jill Zarin) premieres March 11 on Bravo. (Image and videos courtesy of Bravo and OWN)