Chris Harrison spills the beans about Brad Womack’s relationships with the ladies.
Chris Harrison took a break from hosting ABC’s The Bachelor to give People magazine some inside scoop on Brad Womack and the various ladies pining for him.
When asked about Michelle, a character that not many people like this season, Harrison says she’s playing Brad very well.
“ The way she acts and the things she says are pretty abrupt and she has some issues, but she’s playing him extremely well. She’s aggressive and really knows how to push his buttons and keep him on edge, but keep him interested,” Harrison shared.
Harrison also spoke to the drama that’s to play out on Monday’s show when Emily goes on a NASCAR date with Brad. Emily had revealed that she lost her racer fiancé in a plane crash.
“This date and season were set up before Emily was cast. She ended up on the NASCAR date by happenstance. But we’re not stupid. We knew her story by that point so we had a choice to make. We could have told Brad or warned Emily. We chose to let the real-life drama play out,” Harrison said.
He continued, “It forced Emily to face demons I don’t think she’s dealt with. It also forced Brad to learn the rest of the story … It was either going to blow up in their face with Brad realizing, “I can’t handle this. I can’t replace this guy,” and Emily realizing she’s not quite ready, or they would move through it.”
When asked whether he thinks the lavish fantasy dates hinder or help contestants build lasting relationships, Harrison replied, “If we showed them going to Pizza Hut and the movies, that’s not good TV. The bottom line is that we are delivering entertainment.”
“As much as our show is about finding love, it is also about escapism. Upping the ante and creating these surreal moments are fantastic entertainment, but what’s happening inside them is very real. I don’t think it hurts the final outcome as far as a real relationship.”
Catch The Bachelor on Mondays on ABC.