Highlights of Julie Berry's
Early Show Interview
Julie Chen: Last night on Survivor, Julie tried to use an excellent adventure to her advantage after winning a reward. But in the end she could not create an alliance that would keep her in the game.
<clip of Julie winning the Reward Challenge, Julie and Chris talking during the RC trip, Chris strategizing with Twila after returning, Julie voted off>
Julie Chen: Julie Berry, good morning. How surprised were you when your name was called as being ousted last night?
Julie Berry: The surprise wasn't justified. I was heartbroken. It was really let down. My feelings got hurt.
Julie Chen: Because Chris lied to you?
Julie Berry: Not just the lie but what he told me he based...he used to keep me in the game. He said he used our friendship and that I meant something. So I wish he would have said something less as important to me than to say "this is why I'm keeping you in the game". He kind of just threw me out the door based on our friendship. So I really took it personally.
Julie Chen: Is there such a thing as friendship in Survivor, in this game?
Julie Berry: Very much so, very much so. In a social context you naturally get drawn to people. And you do, you go through all of these hardships, you disclose, you trust, you do have to trust. It's just a matter of knowing where people draw their line. That's where it's just impossible to tell. So...
Julie Chen: Ok, then the question is, now that he did this, do you think there will be a friendship with him after we determine the winner Sunday night and all that?
Julie Berry: You know, I have a lot of questions about it. I'm still really hurt, so...
Julie Chen: But what about that comment you made when you won the Reward Challenge and you had to pick someone, you said "well it's ironic because none of these people would pick me"...made it look like "I don't like any of them and they don't like me, I'm just gonna...eeenie, meanie, minnee, ok Chris"
Julie Berry: Well, no there was strategy behind that and I enjoyed Chris the most of those people. We do laugh, we slap each other around. We had an interesting relationship. Not only do I enjoy him but it's my only chance to stay in the game, too.
Julie Chen: Is this going to come back to haunt him if he makes it to the Final 2?
Julie Berry: I hope so! <laughs>
Julie Chen: He wronged you and you can even the score, darn it!
Julie Berry: Yeah, yeah.
Julie Chen: What was your strategy when you were out there. You know we saw the nude sunbathing from you.
Julie Berry: Right, tanning the cheeks.
Julie Chen: All four of them. But you know, you're very attractive. Was that part of the strategy?
Julie Berry: Ummm, you know, going into Survivor, you know the definition of "Outwit, outlast, outplay" yet you get out there and you get warped into this world and I was 100% there and I knew, I've watched all the Survivors, yet I still got jaded, I still got attached to people. And the whole sunbathing, if I was on an island by myself with no cameras I would have sunbathed, too. That's just me, I was enjoying the moment. I didn't really think much about it.
Julie Chen: What about the flirting. Because Sarge thought when the tribes merged...
Julie Berry: I did the lean on Sarge's leg, there was a lot of talk about that, right. Ummm, hum. I just...
Julie Chen: Was it a deliberate lean?
Julie Berry: No...
Julie Chen: You just being you?
Julie Berry: Just me being me and I enjoyed everybody there. So it's really harmless but maybe it is embedded in me more than I realize and people...he obviously had a reaction over it. So...which was interesting.
Julie Chen: I want to go back a couple of weeks because I have a theory why Chris might have voted you out. Remember when you and Leann went on the trip and you brought back chicken bones for the guys? But meat for the women. Maybe this is his payback.
Julie Berry: I don't think he ever knew.
Julie Chen: That's right, it was a secret... it never came out. Well then maybe it's karma! <laughter>
Julie Berry: Probably!
Julie Chen: What do you make of the Final Four? We've got Twila/Scout who are shoulder to shoulder. Chris who looks like he's shoulder to shoulder with them. And Eliza. Is Eliza like... she has to win immunity challenges from here on out to make it or what?
Julie Berry: You know, there's no predictability at all. I mean look at Leann, completely ousted and surprised. Anything can happen and immunity definitely plays a huge role. And you don't really know how tight Twila/Scout or Chris are.
Julie Chen: Well you made it 36 days, so close and yet so far. Julie Berry, thanks so much.thanks to Survivor Fever http://www.survivorfever.net/es_julie_berry.html