Cortney Reardanz is no stranger to 90 Day Fiancé. Most recently, she starred in 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined where she and her “friend” Andy attempted to get on the same page in terms of a romantic relationship. It didn’t go so well.
How the ’90 Day Fiancé’ producers and editing affect the storyline, according to Cortney
In an interview Cortney did with The Domenick Nati Show on May 15, she spoke candidly about the 90 Day Fiancé process. She says the show’s producers are good at creating and building on drama.
“You film for like 13 hours a day. So when you keep doing repetitive things or you keep having the same conversation with a person all day when you’re like, ‘Oh, you know, you really irritated me today. I can’t believe you did this.’ And you have to keep discussing a certain topic, I think it becomes like almost brainwashing where you start to feel irritated with this person,” she said.
She says, while the situations are real, they are definitely heightened on the show just because there’s so much focus on a couple’s issues.
“So like it’s happening but how much are they trying to manipulate the situation? I don’t think things are scripted but the producers know how to play on your emotions or maybe they studied psychology. I don’t know if they’re doing it on purpose or if they like studied how to get what they want,” she said.
In fact, she says “the editing can create a whole storyline.”
“It’s like, yeah, OK, that was happening but the viewer’s not seeing the entire picture and they’re seeing a five-minute clip. Like I can see why their perspective can be a certain way because they didn’t see the entire story. The editing kind of makes its own little story,” she said.
How Cortney feels about the current season of ’90 Day Fiancé’
Cortney says she’s watching this season but she’s not particularly impressed. She feels like each new 90 Day Fiancé couple is the same old thing.
“I feel every season is kind of the same storyline–‘Oh is this person gonna show up or no?’ And then the person always ends up showing up, you know? But I’m surprised they dragged it all the way to the very end,” she said.