Additionally, Cohen is an executive producer of the network’s popular and expansive “Real Housewives” empire, hosts and produces pop culture nostalgia series “Andy Cohen’s Then & Now,” and is set to host the upcoming revival of “Love Connection.“
We asked Cohen how he’s able to frequently get his celebrity guests to spill salacious behind-the-scenes details about the entertainment industry or their personal lives. Following is a transcript of the video.
ANDY COHEN: I think there’s an artful way to ask a question where you can be delicate without being an arse. Show the person that you’re on their side in whatever way you can, that you have a passion and an interest and an enthusiasm for them.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid, and don’t — don’t overqualify the question.
I think people know that I’m not out to get them, I want to — I’m more of a cheerleader than a foe. So, I don’t want people to leave mad, but I also want them to know that if they come here, that there’s an expectation but I also want them to know that if they come here, that there’s an expectation that we’re gonna talk about things that may not be — may not always make them comfortable, but that’s also, I mean it’s a relationship that I have with the audience too, where they know that I’m gonna go there, and I like to go there, and I learned how to go there with the “Housewives,” and then it just kind of translated with celebrities.
I mean, I like to respect their boundaries, but I like to push it. But I push them in a friendly way. So, I’ll accept any answer.
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