‘Large Brother’ host Julie Chen dishes on the Season 23 solid of newbies
Large Brother‘s twenty second season was an All-Stars version that featured some fan-favorites and massive threats going residence early, and the present’s upcoming twenty third season — premiering Wednesday, July 7 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS — will function a model new lineup of houseguests who’ve by no means performed the game earlier than.
When requested which kind of season she prefers, veterans or new gamers, Julie shared, “I like them in several methods,” in accordance with Us Weekly.
“I believe I am all the time a bit of bit extra excited to see the brand new individuals as a result of once you see returning houseguests, you have already got an opinion on them. And barely does that change,” Julie defined in a video interview.
“I believe the one time it modified was Rachel Reilly when she was enjoying. Midway by way of, she turned issues round, and she or he ended up profitable,” Julie recalled.
“She had a giant goal on her again and she or he may very well be seen as a bit of bit [polarizing], such as you both love her or you do not. And for me personally, when I discovered myself rooting for her on the finish, it was simply so rewarding to see her actually be the underdog and are available out heroic.”
Julie subsequently stated she enjoys “assembly the brand new individuals.”
“After which I like after they come again as like a customer to do one thing in a future season,” Julie shared.
“I additionally wish to see the brand new individuals come into opening evening, having an opinion on these individuals based mostly on what they’ve informed me about themselves, after which that slowly shifting and actually attending to know them.”
Julie informed Us that it is fascinating to get to know the houseguests on a deeper degree as a season progresses.
“You’re feeling such as you’re on 50 first dates with these individuals, and then you definitely see their true colours come out,” Julie stated, including that the game can convey out one of the best or worst in individuals.
“And very often, they see a facet of themselves that they’ve by no means seen earlier than. You realize, as a result of they’ve by no means been on this stress cooker with a bunch of people who they might not essentially be hunky-dory with, all of them.”
Julie additionally identified the way it’s thrilling when romantic relationships blossom. As an example, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf fell in love on Large Brother‘s nineteenth season and are presently married with two kids collectively.
“Essentially the most thrilling half is that we by no means promote it as a romance present, however we’ve got had so many profitable marriages,” Julie defined.
‘I imply, only a week in the past, [Memphis Garrett] proposed to [Christmas Abbott] they usually weren’t even an merchandise in the home. And we’ve got single houseguests who say they’re able to mingle, they’re prepared to search out romance, a future partner. That occurs on Large Brother.”
When the houseguests stay collectively 24/7, solid members get to know each other, “warts and all” and “the great and the dangerous and the ugly about that individual,” in accordance with Julie.
“You are bonded, prefer it or not, you are bonded. A few of these individuals find yourself courting after Large Brother they usually weren’t even essentially on the fitting season with one another. They’ve change into like their very own fraternity outdoors the home,” Julie shared.
When it comes to what followers can anticipate from Large Brother‘s Season 23 solid of 16 houseguests, which was introduced by CBS on July 1, Julie complimented the community on “an amazing transfer” in selecting to solid a minimum of 50 % black, indigenous and folks of colour.
“We have seen, virtually each summer time, racially-insensitive feedback which are made in the home. That has change into a subject of dialog. And it was solely final summer time the place you had seasoned gamers, All-Stars, come again and speak about that,” Julie recalled.
“And people have been among the finest conversations that have been had in the home. And so they have been additionally extra mature as a bunch as a result of years had handed… a number of them got here again in as a dad or mum they usually’re like, ‘What sort of world am I elevating in?'”
Because of this, Julie gushed about extra numerous casting being “a superb factor.”
“We’ll see probably the most numerous solid ever,” Julie confirmed.
“And that is to not say one thing will not occur or will not be stated that’s racially insensitive, however hopefully — as all the time, we’ll handle it — if that occurs, it may very well be a educating second for everybody concerned.”
Large Brother will proceed to air three episodes each week this summer time following its July 7 debut.
Starting on Sunday, July 11, the series will air on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 8-9PM ET/PT in addition to on Thursday nights.
Every Thursday evening episode of Large Brother, hosted by Julie, will function a houseguest’s eviction and air stay on the East Coast from 8-9PM.
Large Brother follows a bunch of strangers residing collectively in a home collectively that is outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their each transfer 24 hours a day.
Every week, a Large Brother houseguest or two might be voted out of the home, and the final houseguest remaining will win the grand prize of $500,000.
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