Evan shares some surprising dirt re. editing
I received this email and I thought this group would find it interesting.
I know Joe Millionaire is over and done with, but my
husband and I heard an interview with Joe himself
(Evan) the other day and he had some VERY INTERESTING
things to say! This surprised us, because all along
we agreed with you that Evan was a dolt. The
interview was on the Don and Mike show on Talk Radio.
They had been ripping Evan the whole run of the show,
and said at the end of the interview that they were
very impressed with what he had to say. They also
urged him several times to write a book about his
experiences, and I hope he does. I would buy it!
Anyway, and yes, this will be kind of a long e-mail,
so get comfy... He said that he thought the editing
was very unfair, especially to the women, but even as
far as he was concerned. In the hot tub scene, he
said that he DID get out and follow Zorra into the
house. He was toweling off, and she went ahead and
headed indoors because it was cold, but he followed
her. When they showed the shot of him still in the
hot tub with the other women, it had been taken
earlier in the evening, and Zorra was still there,
just not in the shot. This was the biggest relief to
me, because I was really pissed off at Evan after this
He said that several times he was given lines to read
into a mike, that editors later dubbed over other
scenes. He said he believed that the women were asked
to do the same thing. (Scripted lines IS NOT reality!
How dare they!!!)
He was very upset about the scene out on the balcony
where he was talking to one of the Producers.
(Remember that one?) That producer was assigned to
him, and acted like his buddy the whole time, but
actually was really a mole to be a link between Evan
and the other producers. He said he hasn't spoken to
that producer again, and won't ever in his life,
because he had told Evan to take off his mike before
they stepped onto the balcony, making Evan believe it
would be a private conversation. As it turned out,
the producer himself was miked, and they used night
vision cameras that Evan didn't know about so it was
totally a set up!
The final thing that really stood out, was regarding
his "revealing the secret" to the two women. With
Zorra, they showed her pausing, before saying she was
relieved he didn't have the money, when in truth he
said it was an immediate response. With Sarah, they
had made her wait and hour and a half (!) for Evan to
show up, and the nasty look on her face was shot
during that time! Her immediate response was actually
"So? That doesn't matter to me." He said she was
very sweet, and thought she got a raw deal on the
You know, Rob, we've always known that they use
creative editing to make these shows more exciting,
but I think FOX went a little too far this time. I
think real reality would have still given them a very
good show. I have vowed to NEVER watch another one of
their reality shows because this!
Thanks for posting this Rob ! The more this show gets examined in hindsight, the phonier it is. Scripted lines are the last straw.
Does it even fit as "reality" TV?
Anyone foolish enough to go on a reality tv show and not expect these kinds of things to happen is, well, an idiot.
True, Eden - I think the show was entertaining but I can't get all up in arms about editing stuff; I'm over it.
not when they have scripted lines to read and they insert them whereever they want. then it's not anymore. IMHO
Originally posted by Leo
Does it even fit as "reality" TV?
interesting to read that the late night discussion with the producer was not scripted, however. That was Evan really being torn up about the deception and his decisions and he was duped into thinking it wouldn't be on tape, but it was REAL baby. Ok, somewhat real.
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I agree that the participants have no justification for getting all torn up over it (maybe miffed is understandable, but furious would be a bit much). Originally posted by Eden Anyone foolish enough to go on a reality tv show and not expect these kinds of things to happen is, well, an idiot.
But the viewers have every right to be disgusted when editing is so heinous that it dramatically alters the way people in the show appear to the audience.
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