It was almost the reunion that everyone wanted. The homecoming of the real world: New York premiered on Paramount + on Thursday March 4th, but wasn’t exactly what the cast was hoping for.
Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry and Norman Korpi and Kevin Powell trickled into the newly designed original loft, where they filmed The real world: New York However, after ordering dinner, they kept wondering where Eric Nies I thought he might be late.
To her great surprise, he appeared on the video screen in the living room. “Guess what I have?” He asked the group, revealing that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
“I’m fine. I can feel something in my body moving in my body,” said the former host, 49 years old. “I have no temperature. My vital signs are stable. “
The entire cast – including Nies – then started crying, disappointed that they hadn’t managed to meet a full cast in the attic. He then announced that he tested positive the previous Sunday, the morning the cast was supposed to have group interviews, which in turn were canceled.
Although he stayed on screen while everyone remembered, revealing that the last time they were all together was at the reunion in 1993, he wasn’t far physically.
“I’m in a hotel somewhere downtown,” he said. “I love you! You all look so beautiful.” He started crying even more when they told him they lived in the original attic.
“Before we could all really gather and be together, we had to be tested and make sure everyone was safe,” explained the 48-year-old gentry in her confessional. “We had to separately quarantine our own rooms in different hotels to make sure we create this environment where we can all take off our masks and enjoy each other.”
The first episode mostly featured the group catching up and remembering while playing flashbacks from the original series. They also confirmed that this was filmed over a six-day period. The cast previously told Us weekly They shot exclusively during the Capitol Riots on January 6th.
“We were just all together when things went down. That’s why I keep saying it – Heather, Becky, something is coming. I can feel it. I can see it intuitively, ”said Nies Us Last month. “We talk about it a lot. It’s about the same conversations … Until then, nothing will change. So I hope that this will come in some way or whatever in the future, intuitive that we can talk about solutions to these problems of separation and division. “
Gardner, 50, added that it would be very interesting to see everyone’s reaction at such a crucial time in the country.
“Nobody can see this in a very natural, unwritten way. I was kind of happy that we were there for the impeachment, for the uprising, because it gave us the opportunity to talk about it, ”said the rapper. “Otherwise, even for a Black Trans Lives Matter movement in New York City, something happened while we were filming. We’ve been part of some really interesting times in the world. I’m glad we got these conversations as a family and it was great and I’m glad they got it all documented. “
The homecoming of the real world: New York airs on Paramount + on Thursdays.
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