According to her own words, the actress Anouschka Renzi only took part in the RTL jungle camp because of the money. She had previously been offered participation 13 times, and she kept turning it down – until the fee was right.

“There is nothing worse for me than not having any money, and you earn a lot of money in the jungle,” Renzi told the German Press Agency in Bad Hersfeld. “I’m A-class for this type of format.” The fee offered has increased from year to year. “Then I did it, purely for the cash.”

Renzi will be seen alongside “Tatort” star Richy Müller in four roles in the opening piece “Notre Dame” at the Bad Hersfeld Festival this year, including the noblewoman Aloise de Gondelaurier. Reality TV format in front of an audience of millions, top-class acting and tabloid theatre, “Playboy” and TV series – for Renzi it all fits together. “This job consists of everything,” said the 57-year-old. “All my life I’ve been a contrast, nobody can really judge me.” For example, she could also imagine taking part in the RTL live dance show “Let’s Dance” or in “The Masked Singer” by ProSieben.

Renzi attributes the fact that she was selected for the jungle camp to her nature: “They know very well that when I’m in there, there are guaranteed conflicts, problems, because I am the way I am. I say what I think.” And: “I’m also someone who doesn’t suffer quietly, unfortunately.”

In the near future she will be engaged for four productions, said the actress – but that was not foreseeable when she accepted the jungle camp, especially since there were only cancellations during the corona pandemic. “Apart from the Corona aid, I had no money, and with the Corona aid: That’s not enough for me. I finance myself, my daughter, so two apartments, two health insurances.”

Before she traveled to South Africa, she prepared herself at home, Renzi reported: “I put two raw eggs in a cup and said I’ll swallow them now. I tried it – got out straight away.” In the camp in front of cameras and the big team, she did it and passed a total of five exams – also because she was hungry and there was a chance of extra food if the exams were passed. She didn’t watch the TV broadcasts herself – but she doesn’t care about the topic anymore. “Once the reputation is ruined, life is completely unabashed.”