Erika Jayne has been accused of “acting” when she recently broke down on her reality TV show when discussing her divorce to lawyer Tom Girardi.
Kim Archie — who is a former legal consultant at Girardi’s firm — weighed in on that scene from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last week when Jayne basically cried off all her mascara during a heart-to-heart with castmate Kyle Richards.
“That whole scene — and I watched it — did she take acting classes?” Archie said in Heather McDonald’s ‘Juicy Scoop’ podcast this week. “I thought she went to, like, an art high school in Atlanta. She needs to get her money back from any classes because nobody was buying any of that. I mean, that was terrible acting. It was horrible.”
Archie said it’s “natural” for people to wipe away their tears in emotional situations, so she remains stumped as to why Jayne let hers fall so freely especially since she’s a super-private person.
“There’s been waterproof mascara since 1938 — before we were all born — so I’m sure she could get waterproof mascara,” Archie commented on the podcast. “She likes big sunglasses. There are scenes that somebody posted where she’s inside with sunglasses. So she’s sitting in bright sunlight with non-waterproof mascara, you know, just sobbing.”
See more of the interview in the video above.
In the scenes Archie was referring to, Jayne appeared inconsolable as she reflected on the aftermath of her divorce filing back in November after 21 years of marriage.
“It’s lonely and it’s quiet, and you would be shocked how quickly people turn on you, how quickly people distance themselves from you,” Jayne told Richards. “Automatically they turn because they don’t want to be involved. But they were there when it was good, though.”
“Want to know who your friends are? Go broke,” Jayne said in a separate confessional. “Want to know who your friends are? Go to jail. Want to know who your friends are? Ask them to help you bury a body, I don’t know. You’ll find out who’s there for you.”
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