Life & Style Weekly

Life & Style Weekly

Reality star Jill Zarin is taking a breather from playing herself: The Real Housewives of New York City star will make her acting debut in an upcoming episode of the USA drama White Collar.

“I’m playing a woman at a cocktail party,” Zarin tells Life & Style exclusively about the episode she tapes on April 14. “I have lines. It’s going to be so exciting. It’s my first acting gig.”

Zarin says she took acting classes in grade school, “but I never pursued it — and never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be acting one day.

“It’s a dream come true. Obviously, I won’t be waiting for my name to be announced on Emmy day, but I’m flattered to be working with such an amazing cast. And the fact that they’re all so hot doesn’t hurt. Matthew Bomer is yummy!” Zarin says of the actor that plays FBI consultant Neal Caffrey on the drama series.

White Collar‘s third season premieres on June 7.