Having watched the first ep, I wanted to know if uber-villainous mom Mrs. B or Amish-seeming contestant Megan were potentially getting their own spin-offs (no) and whether Ryan had plans to turn the camera around on himself at any point (no, thank god). But what I gleaned from Seacrest's answers to some other peoples' questions serve to confirm that Seacrest is just a geek living out his fantasy as a successful-enough-to-get-laid personality who's in constant fear of waking up and being an utter failure. I'd almost feel sorry for him if I didn't find him so annoying!
On the basis for the show's premise
For me, I can relate to this [show's] concept because I'm pretty close to my mother. I don't generally take her out on dates but she has snuck into the basement a couple of times, certainly when I was a kid, to see if I was really watching a movie. But, you know, I think that it is important to have an open relationship with, you know, your mother, your father, whoever it is in your life. And I am really close to my mom. And she's part of the decision-making process, whether it be personal or professional. I don't put her in the passenger seat, though, when I'm out with a girl.
On how involved he was in the casting process
I sat in a very dark green room in Burbank until way past my bedtime several nights during the week before we actually started taping. And that was the casting room, sorry. I didn't just sit in that room alone. [Ed's note: Thanks for clarifying, Ry!]
On the type of girl his mom would want him to date
One that was under her spell. One that was under her control. I tend to like girls who are a bit more probably provocative than my mother would approve of. So she would definitely want the one that continues to go to church every Sunday. I might want the one that skips every Sunday.
On what motivates him to keep himself so insanely busy all the damned time
You know, I am fear-driven. I do a lot because I was always afraid that I wouldn't have something to fall back into. And now fortunately, I have a lot of things and a lot of (bowls) in the air, and a lot of things going on at once. But I try my best not to overextend. However, it's not like I'm doing the most difficult work in the world. It's all pretty fun and, you know, meant to be entertaining.
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