Kathy Griffin would consider joining the full-time cast of The View, but she's worried the show might not "come up with the Griffin dollars."
Seriously, the veteran comedienne confirmed yesterday in an interview with Sun Media that she has heard she is on a "short list" to replace her good friend Rosie O'Donnell on The View (ABC/CTV).
"But that's what I love, that's why I'm on the D-list," said Griffin, whose reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List runs Thursdays on the Comedy Network in Canada.
"They (the producers of The View) are not throwing piles of money at me. They're not begging. I love when you hear these actresses say, 'The producer literally got on his knees and opened a briefcase full of money.' With me, no. It's like, ehhhh, they might, they might not, if they do they don't want me to talk so much. Believe me, there are a lot of provisos.
"But I don't know anything. I honestly don't know if they know what they want at this point. It would be a fun gig. But I'm not sure. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
Griffin said one thing she would have to consider if she were offered a job on The View is how it would impact her busy touring schedule as a standup act.
"Things couldn't be going better (on tour)," said Griffin, 46. "I'm going to play Madison Square Garden (in New York) in January. So we'll see.
"Honestly, I don't think they're going to come up with the Griffin dollars. But I'm happy to go and check it out and see what they want. I've done The View a bunch of times and it's a very fun show to do."
In other words, Griffin wouldn't blurt out "no" or "yes" to The View immediately, but she certainly would listen if a solid offer were made. "Exactly," Griffin said. "That's exactly right."