Chris Harrison Talks 'The Bachelor', Juan Pablo, and difficulties of being on the show
Next week, we will be treated to not one, but TWO fresh episodes of The Bachelor. These new eps are less than seven days away, yes, but being less than seven days away doesn't make the wait any less brutal. Must. Find out. What happens. In. The Fantasy Suite. Can’t. Focus on anything. Else. Brain. Feels like. Mush. Fortunately, there is some Bachelor news to satiate our appetites (only temporarily, of course. Nothing could fill the shoes of an actual Bachelor ep). HOORAY! What are the deets? Well, E! News reports a source confirmed another contestant will leave The Bachelor. Thanks, E! News! Needed that, E! News! Going to put two and two together, E! News! And assume it has something to do with the Fantasy Suite, E! News!
What’s that, E! News? You have more for me? Chris Harrison talked to you about Juan Pablo Galavis and what we can expect from the rest of this season of The Bachelor? GO ON. I'm listening.
So, what did Harrison say? No, he didn't spill the beans about who wins. Don't work yourself into a lather.
I've plucked a few choice quotes from the story:
"From here on out, the goodbyes are brutal."
"He cares deeply for all of these women.”
“The rest of these goodbyes are brutal, whether it's a woman making the decision or he's making the decisions, it's tough. This is not the Sean Lowe, just cruise right into the harbor, smooth-sailing happy ending kind of show."
“I would have the same problem if I were the Bachelor.. You're with this beautiful woman and you're having an intimate date and you get into that moment and you share a kiss or you share a whatever and quickly you realize, ‘Oh crap, I have a daughter. I have a family. Everyone's watching.' It's something you don't normally have to worry about in life, but you do as the Bachelor.”
"He's really worried about both and I think to that end he struggled a lot with being the Bachelor and it really hurt him in the long run in really giving up and allowing the women to see how much he cares because he's also caring a lot about somebody back home. It's hard to serve those two masters and be really good at the show."
“Relationships are hard, they suck at times, they're great at times, we've all been there, we've all been brokenhearted and so it's just easy to empathize… I'm glad we showed [what happened with Sharlene]."
"We've had some popular choices…there was Sean, but I don't know, there was just this fever for Juan Pablo.”
“But he's just been himself and he's the guy that I met on The Bachelorette and he's the guy that now is the Bachelor. He really hasn't changed much. He's been the same guy. He hasn't tried to act any different throughout the entire time."