Sunny Hostin is all about keeping it classy, especially when it comes to public feuds and “The View” drama.
While chatting with ET Canada‘s Keshia Chante, the lawyer, journalist and talk show host addresses her time on such a heated show.
“It always kind of amuses me that people are saying things like ‘They hate each other,'” she says about her co-hosts. “I mean, we’ve got to work together. And what we really are trying to do is show not only America, because we’re seen all over the world, believe it or not, we’re trying to show people how to disagree without being disagreeable. How to disagree without losing friendships. We’re trying to do that. Do we get it right every time? No. That’s why there are so many headlines, because we’re passionate and we disagree. But that’s the goal of the show.
“We are five really passionate women. They hire us because of that. They hire us because of our authenticity and our transparency and we do get passionate and we do debate. But, when we leave the table we know that we have to show up again the next day and so there is no point in carrying that on.”
One thing Hostin isn’t opening up about, though, is her feud with “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel. Back in June, Hostin claimed that the reality star yelled at her child for being too loud on the beach. But when asked about if the two had reconciled, the 50-year-old host merely laughed.
Instead, Hostin discusses her new investigative series “Truth About Murder” in which she seeks truth and justice in various murder cases.
“I was a prosecutor before I was a talk show host and I always wanted, in my career, to make a difference and to give voice to those who don’t have a voice, a voice to the voiceless. I did that as a prosecutor and I saw so many victims of crimes and in watching so many crime shows that I watch, I haven’t seen that. I haven’t seen the victims’ voices come forward,” she says. “When given the opportunity by ID, they said, ‘What kind of show would you like to do?’ and I said, ‘I would love to do a show that tells these tragedies but from the victim’s perspective.'”
“Truth About Murder” premieres in October.