Looking over an iteniary is always fun. It’s right before your event starts and you see exactly what you will be doing. You can plan your outfits, etc. So when I see we are going to have, “The MOST Dramatic Blogger Brunch EVER with Chris Harrison.” I was like WHAT THE WHAT?! Were we on a dating show? Wait…I’m married. Happily married, but would I get a rose? Would I be kicked out of the brunch? Should I wear a prom dress? Should I flip a table? You know….the typicl questions that would go through one’s mind when one would read that tidbit of info.
The day of the brunch we walked in and Chris was ready for us. We had Mimosas and he even had the hashtag sign ready. I mean this is the 20th season of The Bachelor so he knows his stuff and just went right in. Check out some of the best tidbits of our interview below:
So anyway first of all, welcome. Uh, this will not be nearly as exciting as the “Star Wars” panel. But this will be a lot more dramatic than the “Star Wars.” I don’t know what JJ Abrams has in store but this will be better. Ben was an easy choice for us. It’s always nice when you have options and we did options this Season, but it was a bit of a No Brainer. You look back to Caitlin and Brit and that decision and we had options but we were really torn. There was really no right or wrong answer and we ended up doing both, but I don’t know if that was a good answer or not but it was the answer.
With Ben, it was just such a no brainer and it’s nice when you have something that’s such an easy choice. You guys, I mean you as the Bachelor Nation if you watch the Show made that choice for us and we were all kind of 100% in. He’s just such a genuine sweet humble good guy but as you see, he also has, something that as a Producer, is nice because there is that fragility and there’s that vulnerable side to him, um, where he does have some issues to deal with and some things to get over. I know, it’s hard to believe with a guy that looks like that, has issues.
But again that goes to show just how hard it is out there and just how brutal it is, you know, I think that’s the wonderful thing about The Bachelor is I think that’s why we can all empathize. It’s why you can relate to what’s going on, and it’s why the franchise I think, has spanned 15 years and now 20 Seasons of just The Bachelor not to mention The Bachelorette because, it’s a very simple concept really to think of the Show. Not to go Seinfeld on you but it’s not based on anything. There’s no catch, you know. If you think of most Shows, there’s all of the Shows that have ripped us off over the years, there has to be a twist or a catch. He’s not really a Millionaire, he’s not really a Man at all, or he’s a woman. You know, there has to be something at the end that differentiates you from the Bachelor.
Well The Bachelor, at the end of the day, it’s a very scary concept to produce because there’s, Caitlyn and Sean staying out on a Beach or a Mountain or wherever, or you know, Sean Lowe, Catherine or whoever, and there’s just these two people and they just look at each other, and they hope and they wish and they dream, and it’s very simple. I was talking to, we’re doing this obviously 20 Seasons (and) as I was doing this interview yesterday and someone asked, what’s changed? We were having this discussion too with Social Media and what you guys do, that didn’t exist. But if you think about the last 10 minutes of our Show, that has never changed.
I think in the History of Mankind, that 10 minutes of our lives has and never will change. That 10 minutes is, there’s no dating websites, there’s no Socia Media, there’s no Moms and Dads. It’s these two people. There’s this man and this woman, scared to death, hoping that they found true love. And as cheesy as that may sound, it is that one thing that no matter where you go in the world, kind of connects us all. It’s companionship, it’s that hope, that dream of finding somebody. I think that is why the Show has just been so relatable. It’s probably I think more social relevant now, more popular than it ever has been.
Ben’s gonna be, it’s a great Season. We were a little bit pressure cause we wanted to really stand up to this 20th Season although you can’t really do that because you can only work with what you have. Luckily, I think we hit a home run with this guy. It’s a great Season, he’s a good guy, the women are fantastic. When you have a guy that is a catch like — like Ben, obviously the level of interest and the level of competition brings us along with the count and so, from Night One it was on. When the women came in and saw what they were after, and it was on. It’s good a Season with some familiar faces, Twins, which — which as a couple of guys here, you would think like–The idea of Twins is a — is appealing. You think Oh Twins, that’s, and then when you think about it for more than 4 seconds, like oh that’s horrible. There are so many problems with that. They’re related and Family and this is weird, they’re Sisters. It’s a very interesting Season.
To go through with Ben, who very much is, you’ve heard the idea of him having trouble that he can be loved, and finding love, it’s something, it’s an arcing theme you’ll see throughout the Season that he kind of deals with. Inevitably, there’s that bottom out. This always happens. There’s a point in the Season when everybody just gets gutted. Not to be related to Alcoholism or some kind of Addiction. You know there is that bottom that you reach.
Everybody has a different bottom when you go through something like that and inevitably, every Bachelor and Bachelorette gets kind of strung out, and that’s one of the great things about how we produce this Show and this process that people probably outside the Show don’t understand is it does, it really does strip you down naked and then you kind of start new, and you start to build. You can’t fake your way through this. Whether you’re one of the 25 or 28 this season or if the guy or girl himself, you can’t fake your way through it, you just can’t. The first maybe — maybe the second night. But you will be found out. And you really, you know, if you come in and say, you know what? I’ve never done this but I’m gonna be the wild person, like I’m usually a really quiet, you know, sweet girl.
But this, I’m gonna go in there and I’m gonna blow the doors off the place. You can’t, you know, you can’t fake it for that long. Eventually,you show up, your real self and that is kind of the duty of this Show and you know, we yell at our TV screens and oh my God, why, get rid of that person. Don’t you see what’s going on? Well first of all, they don’t. They don’t get to see everything we do. Eventually they do get found out, whether it’s, Bentley or whoever it is. You get shown for who you are. Kudos to the Producers and the process that we created that kind of exposes that and um, so with that, I mean, the best way to do this honestly is throwing it out to you guys.
Count me in! For Ben, the drama, and twins? Ummmm he better say no to that real quick lol. How about you will you tune in tonight?
Thanks Chris for taking the time out of your crazy busy schedule. There was so much to this interview that there will defiantly be a part 2 with some secrets divulged later this season. Until then I leave you with this pic….I GOT A ROSE!
***Disclosure: I attended the #StarWarsEvent + #ABCTVEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***