Most stars of The Bachelor get expertise earlier than their season. But Matt James is the primary one in a very long time to be completely new to the truth TV scene earlier than doing his season. Chris Harrison talked about how that led to some awkward moments whereas filming.
Matt James skipped ‘The Bachelorette’ and have become a star
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The casting of James created numerous buzz for Clare Crawley’s season. That’s as a result of he was good associates with Tyler Cameron, who was on The Bachelorette. It was later introduced that he would now not meet Crawley, and would be the star of The Bachelor.
“It’s an honor,” he mentioned on Good Morning America. “I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday night they’re going to see that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful.”
The future star listed off a number of qualities he’s in search of in a girl. “Fortunate for me I’m looking for qualities that … my mom embodies,” he mentioned. “Selfless, honest, caring, compassionate, and those are qualities found in women all shapes, sizes, and races. And it’s not a Black or white thing. So I’m hoping that when that limo pulls up there’s a lot of diversity and I see every type of woman coming out of that limo.”
He had ‘mess-ups’ whereas filming
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Now stars of The Bachelor are inclined to be taught the ropes from being on The Bachelorette. But James skipped that main step. It appears like filming was awkward due to that.
“There are some wonderful things to the naïveté and innocence to just coming in,” Harrison advised Us Weekly. “But then there are little things that we had to really stop, and you know, [it’s] night one and he doesn’t know what to do.”
He continued, “Because he by no means got here as much as the mansion earlier than, he by no means went to a rose ceremony. He doesn’t even know how you can get a rose or give a rose. So he doesn’t know the vernacular, he doesn’t know what I’m going to do. We actually needed to stroll him by way of and educate him; it was Bachelor 101. And it was trial by hearth.”
That additionally meant there have been “some mess-ups and some trip-ups”. Harrison claimed it performed out in a cute method with James asking questions. He additionally teased that James discovered what saying “I love you” means whereas filming. Soon followers will have the ability to see for themselves.
It appears like filming of James’ season could have some awkward moments. But general it’s going nicely and James may be having some actual emotions for the contestants on the present. The new season will premiere on ABC on Jan. 4.