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Tan France Reveals Why He Had Reservations About Joining the 'Queer Eye' Cast!

Tan France Reveals Why He Had Reservations About Joining the 'Queer Eye' Cast!

The Queer Eye cast is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s June 1/8 issue, out on newsstands on Friday (May 25).

Here’s what Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Antoni Porowski had to say…

Tan, on almost not joining the show: “I felt a lot of pressure. I hadn’t seen any people like me on TV before, and I definitely didn’t want to be the first one. I didn’t want that responsibility on my head.”

Antoni, on the reaction from fans: “In New York, I would be overwhelmed by this outpouring of people coming up and thanking all of us and just getting really emotional. I’m a very sensitive person, I take all that stuff in. But it’s hard to do it on a street when it’s somebody random who you’ve never met before…so I would keep all of it bundled up in my heart, and I would just come home and wail-cry into my pillow because it’s… [pauses as his voices quivers and he tears up] it’s been really beautiful. It’s just so much bigger than all of us.”

Jonathan, on the instant response after the show’s premiere: “It came out on a Wednesday, and by that Monday, all of us had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. My best friend Emily, I remember we were sitting on the couch that next weekend, and she was like, ‘Oh my god, how does it feel? This is crazy. You guys are everywhere.’ I was like, ‘It kind of feels like the last scene of Kill Bill, when I’m just holding the picture of my baby on the bathroom floor, and I’m like laughing so hard, I’m crying, because I can’t believe how good it turned out.’ It’s like that, but we didn’t kill anyone. [Everyone laughs.] I’m bewildered by how good it is.”

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Credit: Robert Trachtenberg; Photos: Entertainment Weekly
Posted to: Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Queer Eye, Tan France

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