She’s previously embraced her role as Selling Sunset’s resident villain, joking, “I’m tired of sharing screen time with those five other bitches!” But anyone watching the latest season of Netflix’s reality series will know that Christine Quinn has fully assumed the role of office foe. So much so, in fact, that she doesn’t even need to be on screen to spark a wave of resentment.
Now, according to insiders, Christine is sick of being treated like persona non grata at The Oppenheim Group – and recent “hurtful” rumours surrounding her pregnancy have only added to her woes.
And we’re told the 33 year old is warning producers that, unless they stop editing her in such a negative light, she’s signing off for good.
“Christine feels like she keeps being set up to fail,” says an insider close to the larger-than-life star, who filmed scenes for season four right up until the day she gave birth to her son Christian earlier this year – returning to work days later.
“She’s not happy with the producers at all right now, let alone her colleagues. She gets that they all want her to play this bitchy role, because it’s good for ratings, but she’s the one that has to deal with the consequences.”
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It’s fair to say that season four of Selling Sunset has been more explosive than ever, as we’ve seen Christine clash with the firm’s new agent Emma over their awkward shared history – the latter apparently started seeing Christine’s ex-boyfriend while they were still together.
Viewers will know that the majority of the cast have taken Emma’s side in the disagreement. Meanwhile, Christine’s pregnancy and subsequent childbirth is another major plotline.
Despite undergoing an emergency C-section, the cast continually joke about how quickly she’s “bounced back” – leading fans to question whether she was ever pregnant at all. Last week, the new mum lashed out at the “sick” rumours circulating online that she’d faked her pregnancy, telling followers, “This is seriously so hurtful.” According to our source, she’s furious that producers have left her in the firing line.
“The amount of hate Christine gets online is very hard to take,” we’re told. “But what’s worse is how the rest of the cast has ostracised her. She’s at the point where the drama just isn’t worth it and she’s seriously considering walking.”
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