Bethenny Frankel's first novel, Skinnydipping, hits stores May 1--and the former Real Housewife is already plotting out its big screen adaptation.
"I've been approached for the book to be a film and a television series," Frankel, 41, told the Associated Press in a recent interview. "My gut says it really is a film; maybe later it could be a TV series. It has the arc, the story, the characters to be a film."
The Bravo star is ready to cast the fictionalized, movie version of herself, too, should the opportunity arise. Her first choice? "When I thought about the lead character, I thought about people like Mila Kunis," she said. "Expect the unexpected. I think that Mila Kunis would be perfect."
If Kunis, 28, is busy, the entrepreneur said she'd also be thrilled to have Lea Michele--a big fan of Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita--take on the part.
Though Frankel has written books before, Skinnydipping is her first foray into fiction-writing. "It was a great experience," she revealed. "I really liked fiction."
When asked about the unexpected new form her career is taking, the entrepreneur-turned-author stressed that she's not overthinking it. Instead, she's focused on doing what she's been doing all along: her own thing.
"Everyone asks, are you the next this, are you the next that," Frankel shared. "I'm the next Bethenny! I don't ever look at what anyone else is doing."
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