Queer Eye star Bobby Berk has opened up about the show’s upcoming seventh season and its “condensed” filming schedule.
Over the last few years, the Netflix reboot has earned critical acclaim for its heartwarming stories, LGBTQ+ representation and undeniable chemistry between the loveable Fab Five.
Made up of grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness, culture expert Karamo Brown, food and wine expert Antoni Porowski, design expert Bobby Berk, and fashion expert Tan France, the quintet have changed the lives of various “heroes” for the past six seasons.
Fortunately for long-time fans, the Fab Five will be back for a seventh season, and this time, they’re headed to New Orleans, Louisiana.
In a recent interview with E! News, Berk spilt all the tea on filming the new episodes and revealed it has been hectic due to everyone’s tight schedules.
“This is the only three-and-a-half months that all five of us could make it happen in one place at the same time. So don’t be mad at Netflix that we’re sweating so hard,” he explained.
“We’ve been condensed to doing about an episode-and-a-half a week right now. It’s been a lot of fun. Very busy, especially in my department doing two homes in less than two weeks now.”
When asked about his experience filming in The Big Easy, Berk described the destination hotspot as “unlike any other city in the US.”
“It’s Cajun and Creole culture that you just don’t find anywhere else. It’s almost like being in a different country, and I mean that in the best way,” he told the news outlet.
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“It’s a very unique town, from the architecture to the food to the accents that you don’t hear anywhere else in the states.”
Towards the end of the interview, the 40-year-old gushed about the show’s recent Emmy nominations – including Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program and Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
“It really is an amazing feeling to be acknowledged by the Academy by the Academy and our peers,” he exclaimed.
Berk also opened up the group’s competition for Outstanding Host, which is none other than RuPaul herself.
For the last six years, Mama Ru has earned the aforementioned award for her work on the hit competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
“RuPaul is an amazing host. She’s got like 40 of them now. I think maybe this year will be a good year for us,” he joked.
“Every single person in the category is phenomenal, but we’re really hoping the third time’s the charm this year.”
You can watch the first six seasons of Queer Eye on Netflix.