Jennifer sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to dish on both of her new shows.
Jennifer shared a little insight into Big Ang’s upcoming series: “She’s larger than life, and there’s going to be a couple of characters added to her show that are really going to make a splash. So I think that this show is going to be much different than Mob Wives in the sense that it’s going to be a lot more lighthearted and a lot more colorful and fun. Given the circumstances of what’s been going on with Mob Wives and the intensity, I’m looking forward to some of that colorfulness.”
She explains why she waited until season 2 to introduce the world to Big Ang. “I did know going into this that Big Ang was a star. I’ve known her since I was a kid, and I always had her in mind, but what I wanted to do was build the brand around the initial four women who had real close, authentic relationships. Big Ang has been a part of my family for like 25-30 years. She’s actually my older sister’s best friend. My thought was that she only really has a real connection through Renee, so let me build this first with these women who have these deeper relationships and kind of bring Big Ang in either for a couple of episodes that season and then have her in full time for the second season. And I think from a casting perspective, you always want to have something up your sleeve for the following season. Ang was my magic trick.”
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Jennifer says that the relationships of the cast members is authentic, not like on some other shows (which we won’t name). She was very picky with choosing Chicago’s cast. “It’s been my goal in casting both New York and Chicago to have those real relationships. I wouldn’t put a bunch of women together that don’t really know each other because I think when they do, you really get to feel their pain, their bond and why things bother them so much. ”
Jennifer says that Chicago was the natural choice as the second city in the Mob Wives franchise because it’s where some of the biggest names were based out of back in the day. “When you think of the mob, obviously the first thing that comes to mind is John Gotti and Al Capone. Those are the two major cities. Obviously New York was first because I had the cast I already knew. And I just wanted to go next to a city that had that big mob backdrop — the history that’s somewhat still alive.”
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