Prepare for some fireworks. At this level, the result of Superstar Huge Brother season 3 could appear predictable, however host Julie Chen Moonves says the finale ought to convey not less than somewhat little bit of drama.
“This jury is so fired up,” the CBS persona, 52, solely tells Us Weekly forward of the Wednesday, February 23, stay finale throughout which all of the jurors will likely be introduced again collectively to vote for one winner between singer/dancer Todrick Corridor, former Actual Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and former UFC champ Miesha Tate (relying on who wins closing Head of Family).
“There’s gonna be a stay HOH. As a result of we’re solely an hour, it’s gonna be a whirlwind of an hour,” Julie says. “All of the jurors get to say one assertion earlier than they stick the important thing within the field. And I feel that will likely be a strong a part of the present when each will get to say one thing to the ultimate two. It’s wonderful how in a single sentence you possibly can actually take a dig at somebody, or present grace, or simply let somebody know precisely the place they stand.”
In terms of her rooting pursuits, she tells Us, “I don’t assume I’m rooting for anybody in that’s left in the home, however I do assume Miesha deserves it. … So, in a approach, I assume I’m rooting for Miesha as a result of she has labored her butt off, and if she doesn’t win it, I feel that will be an injustice to her.”
Miesha has been aligned intently with Todrick, however he’s been taking a ton of warmth from his fellow houseguests as they get evicted – one thing Julie thinks he must personal if there’s any likelihood of him scoring just a few votes.
“Jury administration is all the pieces, at all times,” she tells Us. “That’s why that closing speech to the jurors who are sometimes very bitter, typically rightfully so, typically not rightfully so. You higher personal it and also you higher clarify your self as a result of that’s your shot. You have got one shot.”
What else did Julie need to say about this season? And what about future seasons of Superstar Huge Brother? Watch above or scroll right down to learn our interview!
The Superstar Huge Brother finale airs on CBS Wednesday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
Us Weekly: Hello, Julie. How are you? I really feel like this season’s been on for months!
Julie Chen Moonves: I do know. I do know. Think about how the houseguests really feel who’re nonetheless there.
Us: I can’t even think about. I’ve to ask you first: Todrick’s getting a whole lot of warmth exterior the home. The houseguests are slowly studying issues as they arrive out. Have you ever seen clips? Have you ever seen the suggestions and what are your ideas about it?
JCM: I’ve not seen them personally as a result of I personally assume that the web generally is a cesspool. In order that being mentioned, I do have individuals in my life that report again to me. So I do perceive somewhat little bit of the warmth that he’s taking. And I might say that I pray when Todrick comes out that he takes a second to replicate on his personal habits in his personal approach, the place he watches all of the reveals and thinks quietly, “OK, how do I defend myself? What can I personal? What ought to I, if something, apologize for? How do I make it sq. with my mates in the home who I contemplate mates? How do I get sq. with anybody else that I feel that I ought to get sq. with?” And that’s it. And I simply pray that individuals know that nobody’s excellent. And might we pivot and stay in a time the place if somebody owns it, that we enable some forgiveness and a few grace? I feel after we are so fast to get indignant and spew hate, I don’t have time for that. And that’s why I don’t learn the web. It’s only a cesspool. I don’t prefer it. I don’t like hate.
Us: I do know Todrick’s a fan to some extent. Do you assume the celebrities actually perceive that they’re being watched 24/7 in there?
JCM: I feel Todrick completely understood that he’s being watched 24/7 as a result of he’s a superfan. I don’t assume all of the celebrities notice it to the extent of the superfans like Shanna Moakler and Todrick, and I’m attempting to assume. Was there one other superfan?
Us: I feel Chris Kirkpatrick is a fan too.
JCM: Sure. Chris Kirkpatrick. These three completely acquired it. That being mentioned, I don’t consider you possibly can – even in case you are so conscious – I don’t assume you possibly can for 27 days straight be a phony. I don’t assume you possibly can flip it on for the cameras. You already know, breakfast, lunch and dinner morning, midday evening. I don’t assume that’s attainable. So on the finish of the day, I at all times really feel that whether or not you’re celeb otherwise you’re not a celeb, however you go within the Huge Brother home, take all the pieces with a grain of salt. Not everybody’s gonna such as you and that’s nice. That’s the world. That’s how life is. However take time to actually have a look at who you might be and see is that the individual God created me to be? All of us have a great facet and a nasty facet. And the way do I grasp round with individuals who solely convey out the nice facet in me? And you realize, we’re all a piece in progress. Let’s not be so fast to cancel individuals.
Us: Todd [Bridges] got here out of the home praising Todrick after which shortly modified his tune. This isn’t a standard season the place the jury is sequestered. Do you assume jury administration is much more necessary?
JCM: Jury administration is all the pieces, at all times. You may’t anticipate the celebrities to then get sequestered. That’s a part of the deal. Like, “If I am going in, do I get to go residence?” That’s why that closing speech to the jurors who are sometimes very bitter, typically rightfully so, typically not rightfully so. You higher personal it and also you higher clarify your self as a result of that’s your shot. You have got one shot.
Us: I’m curious if Miesha results in closing two subsequent to Cynthia … she’s gained a whole lot of comps, however do you assume her connection to Todrick might harm her?
JCM: I don’t assume assume her reference to Todrick will harm her if she’s sitting subsequent to Todrick. I feel with the jury, they’re gonna be like – now that is me guessing what the jury’s gonna be considering whether it is Todrick versus Miesha – which is the lesser of the 2 evils? That’s my educated guess. That’s not what I might assume. I might assume, “You already know what? Put my ego on the door. Who deserves this test, good, unhealthy or ugly?” I don’t see how Cynthia makes it to the ultimate two except she wins the stay HOH. I actually don’t. And I do assume if she one way or the other makes it to the ultimate two, this jury is so fired up that she may win unanimously for simply being a pleasant human being.
Us: Do you assume this is likely one of the most bitter juries we’ve had?
JCM: No, we’ve had extra bitter juries. Play the tapes on finale evening the place they’re, like, stink eye. However the magnificence is now all these individuals are like greatest mates. Time heals all wounds. And once you stay in that Huge Brother home, it’s such as you’ve gone to bootcamp collectively. You might be bonded. Whether or not you prefer it, for all times.
Us: Todrick’s transfer to persuade Carson [Kressley] that Shanna was towards him was a great transfer, nonetheless soiled…
JCM: Sensible transfer. Sensible transfer.
Us: Do you assume the jury will respect that although?
JCM: That’s the million-dollar query. I feel if he can humbly clarify it from a place of reality and proudly owning, like, “Was it soiled? You higher consider it. Was it genius? You higher consider it. And on the finish of the day, when you can put your ego apart. I’m gonna express regret, however these of you who know this recreation know it’s allowed. I don’t assume I might try this in my actual life, however to win Huge Brother, I adopted the principles.” If he can say that from a humble perspective, he may have the ability to get some votes.
Us: We’ll see. Shanna acquired a ton of help when she got here out of the home. She has an enormous marketing campaign for America’s Favourite Houseguest. Ideas on that?
JCM: I’m not stunned that she acquired all that help as a result of I felt it rumbling up within the days earlier than she acquired evicted. I felt it rumbling up in my coronary heart for her. I used to be like, “Oh man, I hope she wins this. I hope she survives.” And each three days my feelings change as a result of then a few of my disappointment, I’ll be like, “Oh, I’m accomplished with you for now.” However I used to be so joyful to see the nice and cozy help she acquired. As a result of the cameras don’t lie. They simply don’t and she or he performed her coronary heart out. I feel her largest downfall was she couldn’t clearly and calmly articulate to Carson and Cynthia like, “Yeah, I used to be giving them lip service, however I took you off the block! Like, phrases are low cost. Phrases are low cost. They don’t imply something within the Huge Brother home. They don’t imply something in life. Actions converse louder than phrases. You determine.” However I feel she acquired so caught up in like this psycho swirl and this very, like, eighth grade ganging up, bullying second that she simply form of threw within the towel. I feel her downfall was when she was like, “It’s not like we had a reputation.” They have been like, “Ohhhh.” She didn’t do an incredible job defending herself. It wasn’t her yr.
Us: She was additionally enjoying with individuals who haven’t seen the present a lot. Is it onerous with these celeb seasons to at least one, get celebrities who need to play, and two, celebrities who’ve seen the present or need to examine up?
JCM: Yeah, I feel it relies upon who you might be. Carson, I feel got here to have a great time. Would he have liked to have gained? Sure. Did his livelihood and future and ego depend upon it? Completely not. Then you definately get within the recreation, and then you definitely form of get invested, particularly he had just a few wins below his belt, and also you’re like, “Oh, yeah, possibly I can win this.” And also you immediately pivot, nevertheless it’s too late. You may’t exit to the home and watch a previous season. You may’t immediately brush up. They don’t have telephones. They will’t examine previous seasons. So that you gotta make your peace with God earlier than you go into the home, what your intention is. And once you go away, whether or not you permit with a test or no cash, you higher personal what you probably did or didn’t do to contribute to the place you might be. ‘Trigger it’s selections you made.
Us: Relating to the finale, what are you able to inform us? Is it in individual? Are we gonna hear from the jurors loads? Is Todrick in for a wake-up name?
JCM: The finale goes to be all of the jurors introduced again in the identical room, not on Zoom. Reward God, thanks. We have been like, “Oh, we don’t know with one other variant if individuals are gonna” … as a result of individuals went again to their properties, and a few of them stay on the opposite coast. There’s gonna be a stay HOH. As a result of we’re solely an hour, it’s gonna be a whirlwind of an hour. You already know, all of the jurors get to say one assertion earlier than they stick the important thing within the field. And I feel that will likely be a strong a part of the present when each will get to say one thing to the ultimate two. It’s wonderful how in a single sentence you possibly can actually take a dig at somebody, or present grace, or simply let somebody know precisely the place they stand with you. So yeah, you’re gonna see loads.
Us: Who was your favourite houseguest this season? Who stunned you?
JCM: I had a tender spot in my coronary heart for Todd Bridges however that’s as a result of he’s my era. I’m just a few years youthful than him. So, he was one of many stars I grew up watching that’s round my age that I associated to. After which in fact, I noticed his life quickly after leaving Diff’hire Strokes enjoying out within the tabloids. And I really feel like he’s actually had a resurrection, being 33 years sober, I feel he mentioned. So I used to be rooting for him all the best way, however that’s nostalgia.
Us: It’s additionally fairly highly effective with Lamar [Odom] asking him to be his sober coach. They’re hoping to do one thing collectively. Would you watch that?
JCM: I might produce it! I might like it. I feel they want some kind of, like, actuality present – like buddy, actuality comedy present. Like what Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton did. We want the Lamar and Todd model. Watching them speak in the home about, like, their digestive points and this, and Todd was at all times like, “You higher get that checked out, man.” It was so humorous simply listening to them. Lamar was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, straightforward. Don’t you query my well being,” it was humorous to look at.
Us: Do you benefit from the celeb seasons? Would you need it to come back again? I do know we’ve been off the air for just a few years, however how do you prefer it?
JCM: I like it. I don’t assume we must always saturate the market. Each 4 years feels somewhat bit lengthy to me as a result of it was initially designed to solely be counter-programming to the Winter Olympics on one other community. We figured, “Hey, for one month, what do we have now to lose? It’ll be higher than operating reruns, you realize?” However I really feel like 4 years is somewhat lengthy to attend. I don’t know if the chance will current itself once more. I don’t assume subsequent yr it’ll occur, however you by no means know. Count on the surprising. We’ll see.
Us: And Julie, how would you fare as a houseguest when you have been on Superstar Huge Brother?
JCM: Now, I might be horrible. Possibly, like, 12 years in the past, I feel I might compete in a few of these bodily challenges. Truthfully, I feel I might do horrible in each division. I’m an open ebook. I don’t lie. I’m a journalist. I can’t. It’s, like, I’m ChenBot! I don’t know. I can’t misrepresent. That might go towards like my nature. So, I don’t assume I could make it very far within the recreation.
Us: Properly, whilst a number, is it typically onerous so that you can attempt to keep impartial? Is it more durable to interview a celeb or an everyday houseguest?
JCM: They’re equally onerous as a result of on the finish of the day, it doesn’t matter when you’re a celeb or not. You need to ask them the identical human nature questions. The human facet of me desires to be like, “How might you?” However whoa, who am I to evaluate? I do have to attract again from my information background and simply assume, “How can I get the reply I wanna hear and ask it in essentially the most non-editorialized approach?” How do I ask it in a good approach? The place I simply give them the ball and it’s as much as them, which route they have been run in. It’s onerous. It’s onerous. It’s not straightforward.
Us: Completely perceive that. Who’re you rooting for out of this closing three? And who would you prefer to see win America’s Favourite Houseguest?
JCM: I don’t assume I’m rooting for anybody in that’s left in the home, however I do assume Miesha deserves it. I do. So, in a approach, I assume I’m rooting for Miesha as a result of she has labored her butt off, and if she doesn’t win it, I feel that will be an injustice to her. So yeah, I assume I’m rooting for Miesha. After which for America’s Favourite Houseguest, that’s robust. I wished Carson, then I wished Shanna, after which I wished Chris Kirkpatrick, after which in fact, Lamar was so disarming when he acquired evicted. Then I wished him, then I wished Todd Bridges. So I’m all around the map. I’m curious to see who America wished.
Us: Me too! Do you really it should come right down to a tie vote? Will America vote tomorrow?
JCM: Properly, America will certainly vote. I need to reveal it somehow.
Us: Please do!
JCM: You already know what? I’m gonna put that within the suggestion field. I simply had my script assembly.
Us: Only for enjoyable.
JCM: Yeah, only for enjoyable. Yeah, I feel one way or the other we have to reveal it, even when it’s, like, on Twitter afterwards or one thing. I don’t assume we’re gonna want it, however you by no means know.