Stassi Schroeder views herself along the lines of a princess, but Bravo allegedly views her as more of a hero.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star, 31, famously proclaimed during the show’s first season, “My mom always told me that I’m the descendant of a Swedish princess, so I try to act like one.” But, according to show editor Bri Dellinger, the network views her in a more profound way.
Dellinger appeared on two now-deleted episodes of the “Twisted Plot Podcast” with Evelyn Marley and claimed that while showrunner Bill Langworthy calls the shots on how the show looks, “Bravo makes a lot of calls too. And Bravo decided that Stassi and Beau were special heroes. And so we do try to have Stassi and Beau in all the shows but it’s a Bravo call and not a Producer Jerry call.”
“Producer Jerry is the person who makes sure that we have clearances and he makes sure that the cast knows where they have to be and to make sure the camera people are going to be where they need to be.”
Jeremiah Smith, who is commonly referred to by his Instagram handle, is often seen with the cast as his job is to find out what is going on in their lives and then to find the appropriate locations to shoot scenes for the show at regarding their stories.
“He works in the fields and so what he does is he produces segments … for example, he went to Rome with Stassi and Beau while they were touring locations [for their wedding] to make sure to talk the logistics with the location about like, ‘Oh, what would be the capacity? What could we do with production? Like how can we work out production, make it possible to do production?’” Dellinger explained. “That way Stassi and Beau could just look at the venues and decide if they liked it.”
An insider told Page Six on Tuesday that the rest of the SURvers have been up in arms about Dellinger’s allegations.
“The cast is upset about Stassi and Beau getting ‘special hero edits,’” the insider said. “They knew she did, but this confirmed it. You’ve seen her promoting her book, celebrating her engagement and even a scene at Beau’s casting job office. They’re never meant to look bad while the rest of the cast shares their entire lives — the good, bad and the ugly.”
Meanwhile, Dellinger admitted that she wanted to befriend Schroeder as well, but according to her account, “I met her at the premiere parties and she doesn’t care about me — nor does anybody.”
“They don’t really think about or talk to us at all,” she alleged of the entire cast. “I feel like they should totally want to be friends with me. I know everything about them. Oh, wait! Maybe that’s why they don’t want to be friends with me.”
Dellinger also took her time on the podcast to reveal that she personally goes out of her way to find ways to embarrass Scheana Marie, saying: “If Scheana knows what’s good for her, she’d befriend me because my favorite game is finding all the embarrassing things that Scheana does and putting them all in.”
Dellinger and a rep for Schroeder did not immediately get back to us.
Bravo declined to comment.