These 'Bold Type' Scenes Actually Happened in Real Life First!

These 'Bold Type' Scenes Actually Happened in Real Life First!

With a potential season two of The Bold Type still up in the air, we simply didn’t have the patience to just wait.

That’s why we’re letting you in on some fun behind-the-scenes secrets!

Executive producer Joanna Coles is spilling on which on-screen scenes actually went down in real life first, when she served as the editor-in-chief of both Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan magazines.

“I have literally 25 years of anecdotes,” Joanna told Business Insider. “There’s a wonderful episode where Jane is one of the young ambitious writers and she gets sued, and when a lawyer opens her notebook it’s got wine stains all over it, That very story happened to a friend of mine who was sued and, when the lawyer went to look at her notes, it was full of doodles and coffee stains. Actually we changed it to wine stains, but that was very much based on a real story.”

Click inside to find out which other scenes were based on real events…

“In the second episode, someone gets one of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop Yoni stones stuck in an unfortunate place, and that was also based on someone in the office,” she continued. “It was based on someone who got a sponge stuck and couldn’t get it out, and she was trying a sponge for a story and came in mortified the next morning and various people disappeared into a bathroom stall to help her and, well, it emerges as an anecdote in the show.”

“I loved the three girls in The Bold Type who are sort of starting out together and there’s envy between them because one gets promoted at a different time to the other, which is exactly what happens in real life,” Joanna added. “And as a friend, if your best friend gets promoted, you have to deal with that, and it’s hard and it’s scary and you and your friend have to come to a new negotiation of that friendship, and those are the relationships you see play out in the show. But what I was trying to do was bring the really strong women I have met in the workplace to life.”

ICYMI, stars Aisha Dee, Katie Stevens, and Meghann Fahy recently revealed that they would love to see their characters go on vacation together. We’re crossing our fingers!

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