During a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Donald Trump revealed that his ultra-serious assistant, Robin Himmler, was not producers' first choice to play The Apprentice's boardroom gatekeeper. "We actually had an actress [play my assistant] and I didn't think the person was very good," he said. "[Exec producer] Mark Burnett went up to my office and said, 'You have somebody up here who'd be fantastic, and she works for you!' So we did it with Robin."