Jenny McCarthy's time on "The View" was not what she expected.
As a veteran journalist and "The View" co-creator Barbara Walters was facing retirement, the former Playboy model, 46, took a seat at the daytime talk show table in 2013. Expecting to be the pop culture and celebrity guru of the panel, she claims in a bombshell excerpt from Ramin Setoodeh's upcoming book "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of" The View, "that the job – and working alongside icon Walters – quickly took a turn for the worse
"Every day I went home and I was miserable," McCarthy said in an excerpt from Vulture. "It really was the most miserable I've been on a job in my 25 years of show business."
Having appeared as a guest twice on the ABC show first ̵
"Imagine a woman like Barbara Walters," McCarthy said. “It's here last year and she doesn't want to leave. Think about that. And the new bitch there. ”
Her pop culture expertise didn't really work with Walters, who once asked McCarthy,“ Who is Katy Perry? ”After the seasoned journalist interviewed the pop star a week prior, according to to the book. Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters on “The View” in 2013.” width=”300″ height=”200″ data-srcset=”https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-view.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=300 300w, https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-view.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=640 640w, https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-view.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1280 1280w, https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-view.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=600 600w” data-sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 300px”/>
“I panicked because I don't consider myself a political person. My controversy is in vaccines. I know I'm not talking about that every day. Where do I stand on all the social issues and political issues? '”
In December, McCarthy also spoke about“ The View ”producers wanting to get more political on“ Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. ”
In the book excerpt, she recalls times where she knew Walters was coming down the hallway and depending on the news vet's pace, the actress would either pretend to be on the phone or “hide.” She said that the show's longtime host blamed McCarthy for leaving a tampon in the toilet and would force her to change outfits before going on the air.
“You couldn't ask myself. My fans were counting me, "Where's Jenny? They aren't letting you be you. '"
And in terms of seasoned Walters' backstage behavior, McCarthy noted," I've never seen a woman like that before until I worked with Barbara Walters. "
She also described the increasing tension between Walters and Whoopi Goldberg, who vied for the moderator position on the panel, as the "Sister Act" also knew the journalist was on her way out.
McCarthy said she tried to keep a positive outlook before departing from the show in 2014.
"I felt there was a little bit of hope," she said. "I thought, maybe when Barbara leaves, the ratings will go up, because they kept saying the focus groups hated Barbara and that's why they were forcing her into retirement."
A rep for Walters had no comment.
The bombie, in which another form co-host, Rosie O'Donnell, reveals she was sexually abused by her father is out on April 2.