New York ‘Cast Lost Jobs After Show Ends -‘ Waiting Tables As Julie From The Real World Is Blowing ‘
While Eric Nies continued to have a show on MTV –Real world, he said the concert was short-lived. And once it got canceled it felt like it got canceled as far as his career is concerned. Reality TV was in its infancy and the cast members were essentially thrown into the abyss, with no tools to return to “civilian” life.
Julie Gentry couldn’t find a job in dance because of ‘The Real World’
Julie Gentry, who was an aspiring dancer, said she lost opportunities just because she was on The real world. “It was super hard,” she admitted during a virtual town hall hosted by Sway & Tracy G!
“I mean, you know, I was auditioning for different dance concerts,” Gentry continued. “And I felt like I would make it through dance cuts. It comes as a call from the cattle. And I would do the cut, the cut, the cut. And you are entitled to this last round.
She remembers arriving at the end but being cut off because of the show. “And the producers are like, well, it’s Julie from The real world, “she said.” She can’t be online, you know, like, get her out of here. But before you go, are you going to sign this for my daughter? You know, I’m signing an autograph for a job I didn’t get. It hurts. “
“So I ended up coming in and acting as MTV and Viacom,” she recalls. “And I worked temporarily when I couldn’t get a dance gig to pay the rent because, I mean the other options were waiting tables and stuff like Julie’s. The real worldd which blows.
Kevin Powell felt lucky to find a job after ‘the Real World’
Kevin Powell said he defaulted on his student loans because he had a gap between The real world and when her next job at Vibe magazine. “Thank goodness I was able to find a job there and do the things I did there,” he said. “But I remember defaulting on my student loan and I ended up in Jersey City court and they were like, wait, are you on TV?” Don’t you have any money? It’s like, no, I don’t have any money.
“You know, I say it was number one,” Powell said. “And number two, the revenue is, you know, MTV was just hiring people. So like the second season started and we were kind of forgotten.
Despite his continued fame after The real worldEric Nies said going from hot to not in a split second was painful. “I’m going to tell you something, this question really touches me because there was a time in my life where I literally got on my knees and prayed to God to take the fame away from me,” Nies admitted. .
Eric Nies recalled how quickly the fame was swept away
“At one point I felt like it was a curse in my life,” he said. “And it was a really, really hard pill to swallow. Because it is your livelihood. This is what puts food on the table. You know, that’s the job I was in. I was built when Milling happened, this whole thing started to happen and boom, it was taken away.
“I just remember walking the streets to have meaningful deep conversations or just to have a good time with my friends,” he recalls. “And then all of a sudden someone runs into you, you know, they want your autograph or they have something to say about something that happened five years ago.” And that takes you out of the moment completely. It steals the moment. And I thought, you know, I want my moment to come back.
“I want these authentic and really special moments with my friends and family,” he continued. “I want it to come back and then we’ll see what happens.” And here we are. But the cast is talking about that and how at the beginning when we first lobbied, everyone said, oh, Eric kinda had an idea that it was going to be big, it was going to be big.
“I want you to know that I just had an awareness as we sit here and listen to everyone talking,” he said. “And, you know, the questions that are asked. You know, the doors that we opened, we opened those doors to have conversations that society could talk about these things openly, publicly, that’s right, and that opened Pandora’s box. We are talking about reality TV. “