Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains - Exclusive Interview with Jessica "Sugar" Kiper
Posted on 02/12/2010 by Gina in Survivor and Cast Interviews
by Gina Scarpa
On last night's season premiere of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains, the heroes started things off right by winning the first reward challenge but were unable to keep the streak going when it came to immunity. Facing tribal council, the contestants formed familiar alliances with people they had already played the game with (Tom and Stephenie, Cirie and Amanda) while others were left without an ally, like Colby, Candace, and Sugar. Feeling that she weakened and annoyed the tribe, the heroes seemed to have no problem snuffing Sugar's torch first and just like that, after three days, she was out of the game. Today, Sugar spoke to RealityWanted in an exclusive interview about her experiences on the show.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was your reaction when you were asked to come back to Survivor as one of the all stars? That's a pretty big recognition by the show.
A. Sugar: Oh yes! Why on earth was I part of that? It was really awesome to be asked back. I'm crazy for having done it. Anyone's crazy for having gone a third time, too. It was cool that they called us heroes and villains. I really don't feel all the heroes were heroes or all the villains were villains. We all have a little bit of both.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Were you surprised that certain people were named heroes and others villains?
A. Sugar: I know they all have their reasons. I don't have everybody's season memorized. I let people show me who they are. I wasn't going to be judging anyone.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Were there any players that you were in awe of or a fan of, that you had seen in past seasons?
A. Sugar: I always had... not a crush... but a dad crush on Rupert. I really liked Tom but I didn't know him before the game.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: How difficult was it to be out there without a person that you previously played the game with?
A. Sugar: It was pretty hard, obviously. I was really worried about the Micronesia alliance. I didn't know who to trust. I did trust Tom and Rupert and they didn't show our conversations with each other because they didn't end up being my heroes.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: That first challenge got pretty physical. When Sandra ripped your top off, I was thinking, "Sugar is totally going to run with that bag with or without her top." Do you think the villains took it too far?
A. Sugar: I can't even believe there was enough time for you to think that! I was scared to death because you can't protect yourself in a wrestling challenge. Thank God I didn't break anything.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Jerri said on last night's episode that being alone in the game is one of the worst feelings. What was going through your mind, leading up to tribal council?
A. Sugar: I felt like I was at the Sugar Shack but there was no food and nobody liked me. I was so alone but yet, there were people all around me. I don't think Colby tried to understand me. That whole thing with him is hilarious that it looked like that. I don't even like him for that. I had the hots for JT, but not anymore!
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Despite leaving after three days, are you satisfied with the experience of playing Survivor a second time around?
A. Sugar: Yes, the first game wasn't that hard compared to this one. I wasn't unhappy to be leaving. I still feel like one of the luckiest Survivors ever.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What are you up to now?
A. Sugar: I've been in SAG for 10 years. I'd like to get more of a steady gig. I'm about to play Magenta in Rocky Horror Picture Show out here in Los Angeles. I have auditions today with scripted things. I have a band, She Loves Betty White, and we're gonna be playing out soon. If people want to know what I'm up to, they can follow me on my twitter page.http://twitter.com/sugarkiperhttp://www.realitywanted.com/newsitem/2893-survivor-heroes-vs-villains-exclusive-interview-with-jessica-sugar-kiper