Each week all season long, I’ll chat with Brother Vs. Brother producer Loren Ruch about his favorite on-set moments and what you didn’t see on TV. This week: All about episode 1.
As a stylist and builder, Drea seemed like a great asset to Team Drew. What was the mood like when the team found out she had to go home?
This was probably one of the saddest moments from the whole season. Drea never even got a chance to prove herself because she was so sick, and the illness literally hit her within the first five minutes of shooting. Plus, her absence put her team at a disadvantage so it was sad and difficult all the way around. Everyone just felt awful for her.
How did you find the brothers, Rick and Joe? Did they try out together?
They actually tried out together for another show we are debuting this summer called Flipping the Block but their skills were so perfectly suited for Brother vs Brother that we asked them if they’d mind competing as individuals instead of as a team.
Which house or design element looked better in person? Worse?
Hard to say, really. So much is personal preference. I was personally a bigger fan of Team Drew’s design, but that might just be because it reflected more of my own personal design style.
Six and Eric had a pretty tense moment when he asked her to stop working on the bathroom. Was it that tense in person?
Yes! Tense is an understatement. It didn’t play as tense on TV as it felt in person.
Favorite on-set moment from the premiere?
My favorite moment was when we shot the Show Open. It was basically a chance to see Jonathan and Drew live out their dreams to be super heroes. They were flying through the air, doing their own stunts and acrobatics, and basically shooting an action adventure film right in front of our eyes! See photos from the show open shoot here.
Have a question for Loren? Ask in the comments below — he may just answer you next week!