July 05, 2011 7:18pm PT by Philiana Ng
'White Collar': How Did 'Real Housewives of New York's' Jill Zarin Do in Her Acting Debut?
The Real Housewives of New York's Jill Zarin made her acting debut on USA Network's White Collar tonight. How did she do?
Creator Jeff Eastin and cast member Tiffani Thiessen touted the New Yorker's appearance prior to the east coast telecast, which featured Peter (Tim DeKay) dancing, Texan accents, Dante Haversham and a guest appearance by Twin Peaks star Madchen Amick, which The Hollywood Reporter first reported last month -- but some viewers were bewildered by Zarin's "cameo."
Here are a few viewer reactions to Zarin on Twitter:
Donna Free (@dooleyfree): "Oh no Jill Zarin from #rhony is on #WhiteCollar please tell me why her of all the #rhony housewives should been @mccordalex or @ramonasinger."
Kiki (@kikinitwithkiki): "Jill Zarin on #WhiteCollar? Oh, Jill, don't quit your day job. #RHONY"
Grace Yu (@graceyu): "Why is Jill Zarin on #whitecollar?"
Rachel Leigh (@TheRachelLeigh): "What the heck is jill zarin doing in an episode of white collar? Im a fan of jill but celebrity-wanna-be much? #sticktoyourdayjob."
Chris Falman (@bakerbydesign): "Was that Jill Zarin? #whitecollar."
Based off immediate reactions on Twitter, viewers responded more to Neal's (Matt Bomer) Southern twang. (Bravo and USA are are both under NBCUniversal.)
UPDATE, 7/6: Here are some other reactions from viewers on Zarin's brief acting turn post-West Coast airing:
MRM (@whaleflipflops): "OMG! Love Jill Zarin on last night's White Collar!"
Watch Zarin's appearance on last night's White Collar: