'Big Brother': Brian Hart's Exit Interview
By Andrea Reiher
July 17, 03:42 PM
I was already sad that Brian was the first houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house, but now I'm downright depressed. He was a delightful person to talk to and I think the house will be a lot more boring without him in it. Call me, Brian! Hahaha.
As some of you may know, Brian was found for the show walking out of a hotel in San Francisco. He caught the eye of a casting director who was in town for some Open Casting Calls and the rest, as they say, is history.
Are you glad you participated in Big Brother?
I'm absolutely glad I participated. I was skeptical all the way up until the move-in day, asking if this was the right decision. My mother and sisters were very upset with me about it, but it was one of the most positive processes and I had an unbelievable time doing it. I was worried about the negative associations, but every aspect of the process has been great.
If you could rewind back to when you entered the house, what would you differently?
The only thing I would change is timing. Arrogance was always a plan. It either scares people or makes them not want to be friends with you. I wanted to use it to take the spotlight or heat off of others in my alliance. The main reason I would change that tactic is because of the herd mentality. If you want the herd to turn, you do it at the last minute. If you give them time to think about it, one of them spooks. I should've kept the Memphis decision in my head about 24 hours longer. If the Veto Ceremony [had been] 12 hours earlier, Memphis would've been going home instead.
There have been comparisons made between you and Dr. Will, both young, good-looking, intelligent guys and Keesha mentioned in her good-bye message that the arrogance was your downfall. I got the impression that it was more like you were kind of an excitable puppy who just got a little ahead of yourself. What would you say you're like?
[laughs] I would say that's pretty accurate. The one season I'd seen before being on the show was season 7, [All-Star season] so I came in playing the game because in that season the game play started almost immediately. People wanted to wait a couple weeks and I thought, "In a couple weeks you're gonna be gone." I think my timing should've been delayed. I tried to do in one week what I should've done in three. The excitable puppy analogy is good because I really came into the game ready to play. I don't regret the moves that I made, I just regret the speed that I did them in.
Do you see Memphis as the frontrunner now?
I do, and the reason I do is the same reason I wanted him gone. I didn't know if I was gonna have another shot at him. He's a force to be reckoned with. He's intelligent and he's charismatic. Jessie looks up to him like a puppy dog. He's a sweetheart and he's nice and he's there to play the game. We had a lot of great talks because we are similar in a lot of ways, but I'm more extroverted and he's more of an introvert and that is the difference between him and I. If they [the other houseguests] don't see [him as a threat] they are fools. I could give you reasons why everybody else won't win, and I see him as the one to beat.
Give me some reasons, off the top of your head, why the others won't win.
Jessie is too young. He's there for the experience. His loyalty will sway depending on who is in power.
Libra is too mouthy and she's trying to mother everyone too much by things as small as controlling the amount of wine people can have.
Jerry is just there to make it to the jury house, he's said that several times. He is very easily manipulated.
Dan is too nice and too much of an unbelievably moral and strong person to let the house make any less of him.
Angie won't be able to handle the house without Steven; the girls drive her crazy. If Steven leaves, she may not think it's worth it.
April will eventually become a target because she drives the girls crazy.
Ollie will hold on to April's coattails as long as he can, but eventually he'll become an easy target.
Michelle is a joke-killer and tells the most ridiculous, fabricated stories. It's not that I don't like her, but she'd come hang out with us and she'd shoot down my jokes like ducks out of the sky and then everybody would get quiet.
What now? Are you headed back to your regular life in San Francisco?
Yeah, going to head back to San Francisco and just get back into the swing of things. I'm bummed to be out of the house, but now I won't miss my little sister's wedding on August 29th. This was an unbelievably positive experience, I'm so happy I did it. I would do anything else CBS or Big Brother asked me to because it was so enjoyable.
That's great! Thank you for talking to me today, Brian.
You're welcome, thank you!http://blog.zap2it.com/bigbrother/2008/07/big-brother-bri.html