The rumors led former “Archetypes” guest Andy Cohen to defend Meghan on June 21, 2023, calling talk of her not interviewing guests “insane.”
Andy Cohen at the premiere of “No Hard Feelings” held at AMC Lincoln Square on June 20, 2023, in New York City.
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Cohen, who was featured on the final episode of “Archetypes,” opened up about his experience on the show during an interview with Us Weekly’s Christina Garibaldi on June 21.
When asked about the rumors, Cohen appeared to defend the Duchess of Sussex against the accusations that she wasn’t conducting interviews herself.
“That’s an insane rumor,” Cohen said. “Her podcast is conversations with people. How would she not have? Of course she did.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cohen described the Duchess of Sussex as “well-researched and well informed, and thoughtful.”
However, Cohen did question some of Meghan’s interviewing tactics in a section of his memoir, according to Newsweek.
The publication reported that in “The Daddy Diaries,” published May 9, Cohen reflected on his experience on “Archetypes” and wrote that he wished that she would’ve discussed some of the conflicted feelings she said she had about “The Real Housewives” franchise.
“It was interesting to see how they produced it. She narrates it, which is an effective device, especially if you’re cutting an hour down to twenty minutes, which she did,” he wrote in the book. “In that narration, she talks about what a tough conversation this was for her, mentioning that she has conflicting feelings about the Housewives. I think it was interesting that she said it in the narration but didn’t discuss it with me head-on. Wouldn’t that have made for a more dynamic conversation?”
Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Cohen’s remarks in his memoir.