The always outspoken Behar spoke with TV Guide journalist Michael Logan on her departure from the daytime scene, her successful career, band everything in between.
On her reasons for leaving the place she called home for 16 years, Behar said,
I need a different kind of life. I have so many other things to do! I want to write, do standup, maybe do Broadway, do acting roles, and live my life without this daily regimen. I'm done! It's scary that 16 years have passed….’
On the unforgettable Hasselbeck/O’Donnell fight and other on-air drama, Behar said,
‘I was right in the middle of that one and it was brutal sitting in the crosshairs. It was so acrimonious, so contentious. But somebody in the booth sure liked it because they would not go to a commercial…. We've had a lot of damn drama on this show and I can't say I didn't enjoy some of it. But not the Rosie-Elisabeth thing. You know what I like remembering? When I announced the birth of my grandson. Luca. I loved becoming a grandma. That was a nice day. And then there was the day I revealed that I'd finally gotten married to Steve. But, other than that, I never talked about my private stuff.’
Read more from Joy Behar here.
‘The View’ airs weekdays at 11am on Detroit’s local ABC affiliate WXYZ Channel 7.