Jeff Schroeder, one of the most popular contestants ever on Big Brother and now a host on CBS.com, is making a return visit to the The Bold and the Beautiful on the upcoming August 27th episode where he plays … a janitor/production assistant on the Room 8 show-within-show that stars Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor’s characters of Maya and Carter!
Schroeder talked with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan to get the low down on what goes on when he makes his appearance on B&B, and what he thinks about all those nasty remarks and slurs the houseguests of Season 15 of Big Brother have been making that has caused a media firestorm. Here are a few excerpts below!
Jeff on his role on B&B and returning to the soap for the first time in four years: ” (Laughs) I’m still screwing up my lines! I had a scene with Karla who was super-awesome but, when we were on set, it was all so real and she was looking right into my eyes and I got caught up in the moment and forgot what I was supposed to say! I got it on the second take, so I didn’t embarrass myself too badly. I play a production assistant—slash—janitor at the Room 8 show. I have a mop and a huge garbage can, but I really felt at home cleaning floors because I got into a little trouble in high school and had to be a janitor for the rest of my senior year.”
Jeff on what his reaction to the racism, sexism and homophobia that’s running rampant in the Big Brother house this season: “I am so surprised! The houseguests know they’re on camera 24/7 and should be much more aware of what they’re saying. Now they’re going to have to pay for it once the game is over. Some have already paid by losing their jobs, though they don’t know it yet. Hopefully, they’ll learn from what they’ve done wrong, but I don’t think the answer is spreading hate with more hate. I’ve seen a lot of things being said about this situation online and some of the viewer responses are just as ugly as what’s being said in the house. I don’t like all this public bashing. Fighting hate with hate doesn’t work. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone the terrible stuff that’s being said in the house, nor am I trying to protect those players but I believe educating them when they get out is the key. You can only hope they’ll learn from their mistakes and become better people.”
So what do you think about Jeff coming over to B&B for another visit? What is your take on the intolerance and bigotry shown by the houseguests on Big Brother 15? Weigh-in!