If you’re an avid fan of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” or “The Kardashians,” you’ve probably wondered what goes down backstage and how the programs are brought to life on your televisions.
A producer revealed how the show came together, what it was like working with the Kardashian family, what moments of the show were written and who her favorite Kardashian was.
According to the producer, filming “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” was an “unforgettable journey.”
Delphine Lorin is a producer based in Los Angeles, California. She previously worked at E! The reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” during 2007-2021.
Lorin’s role as a producer on the show consisted of sticking to a specific budget and hiring other crew members including the camera crew and makeup artists based on the budget.
She describes working on the set of the show as “unforgettable” and “a roller coaster” as she followed the family and documented the ups and downs they experienced over the years.
Lorin explains that before filming, cast members are asked what specific life event they want filmed to serve as the arc of the show’s story, and the crew spends the next few months following them around and capturing key moments from their travels.
She added that the producer’s experiences filming were also exciting and that there should be a reality show documenting their lives.
Lorin claims that “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” was not scripted.
“Following people like the Kardashians… The reality of their lives is not the reality of anyone else on this planet,” Lorin says.
“They live fascinating lives and it was very entertaining to be able to follow it from a real life point of view as they live.”
She also informs fans that “nothing was scripted” on the show. “You tell them what you want them to talk about, but then they take it from there,” Lorin says.
“So you have a direction to go in and it just evolves on its own and it’s just really fun to watch.”
Lorin said it was important to build relationships with the cast during filming.
“I feel it’s very important for a producer to establish a relationship with this talent because you want mutual respect,” she says.
Lorin revealed that her favorite Kardashian to work with was Kim.
“I especially loved Kim because she understood the budget,” she says. “She’s a businesswoman, she didn’t care, it was always her show, she brought the family together… she’d say, ‘hey guys, this is our show.’ We want it to succeed, we want it to be good.”
Despite Lorin’s experience as a producer, some fans were unconvinced that the show was unscripted and that she was under an NDA contract.
“Not written? The NDA has this written all over it,” said one fan.
“It’s probably not scripted, but it’s definitely planned. They know they’re getting important calls or what topics to cover, but it’s not like they’re following a script,” another fan pointed out.
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“That’s why in scenes of them like eating salads or whatever one of them will be like, ‘wait, how was that you did?’ Like it’s the first time they’ve talked about it.”
Some fans speculate that a few moments unfolding on the show was written for dramatic effectssuch as Kris Humphries’ suggestion that Kim and Kim lost her diamond earring in the ocean on vacation, only to find it again soon after.
However, there is no concrete evidence that “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was scripted or not, and we can only take Delphine Lorin’s word for it.
Megan Quinn is a writer at YourTango covering entertainment and news, self, love and relationships.