Jenny McCarthy has opened up about the reason why she's exiting "The View" after only one season. In an interview with Howard Stern, the 41-year-old actress admitted she found it difficult to adjust to the show's standards.
"Yes and no," she initially answered when asked if she was fired. "I would call it: If I wanted to stay with Rosie and if I was a Republican I would still be there right now." She went on sharing, "I'll tell you something, Howard, it's like halfway into it, it was probably around February, I went, 'God, I'm not allowed to be the best of me here.' "
McCarthy further said, "I feel like to have a voice, to be able to speak without having to interrupt people, it's very difficult, and I don't like doing it. It's very uncomfortable, so I felt like, 'You know what? Maybe this is just a stepping stone for me to go somewhere where I can actually be my full self.' "
Later to Extra, the fiancee of Donnie Wahlberg explained her comments on "The Howard Stern Show". "There's a certain box you have to fit into with daytime, and I feel like I had to hold back certain things," she said. "I mean the way I express myself is much different, I think, than most people... my language is colorful, if you will. The way I describe things are controversial or maybe too raunchy or real."
She continued, "I feel like Sherri and I were a little bit too alike - in their point of view - and I consider myself a little bit of a peaceful warrior. I do do some controversial things sometimes, but I'm not a real fighter to get my point across, and that is the new direction that I honestly felt, I can't do that every day."
Weighing in on rumor that Sarah Palin could join the ABC talk show, the former Playboy model said, "I think Sarah Palin, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg, that would slay! That's really kind of the direction they do want to go in. I don't think they will get Sarah Palin, but I feel like they want it that spicy, they want some UFC. They have to get some really big guns for the conservative point of view."
Speaking of her plan to marry Wahlberg "in the next couple of months," she coyly said, "Let's just say our children are very much a part of this wedding." She added that she would invite 80 people to the wedding, and the only celebrities she wanted to invite would be Sherri Shepherd and her fiance's actor brother, Mark Wahlberg, because she hated celebs.
McCarthy will begin hosting new hour-long weekly show "Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy" on SiriusXM on Wednesday, July 16.