Andi Dorfman — you may not have liked what Eric had to say to you on last night’s episode, but he proved once again what an amazing guy he was by speaking the truth about your ‘acting.’
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, you were in for an unscripted shocker when Eric Hill called you out for not being “real” during his last episode on the show. His courageous honesty was not what you were expecting and it’s not what usually goes down on a reality dating show.
Andi Dorfman: Eric Hill Was Right Say You Have A ‘Poker Face’
But Eric, 31, wasn’t your typical reality TV contestant. He described his profession as “explorer,” and he had been on a mission to visit all 195 United Nations — recognized countries in the world. He was filming his adventures for a potential documentary.
He had already broken out of the typical world of his close-knit Mormon family — he had five brothers and sisters — and had reportedly left the Mormon church in his mid-20s even though he feared his family would disown him.
So Eric was a rule-breaking kind of guy and the TV dating set-up of The Bachelorette didn’t sit well with him, even though he had signed up for the experience.
Eric Hill Just Wanted To Know The Real Andi Dorfman
Andi, he really liked you as a person and felt like you and he had made a true connection on your first beach and snowboarding date.
And he was trying to reconnect with your ‘true’ self when he stole you away from the group for a few minutes on last night’s episode. He wanted to understand why your relationship had ‘stalled ‘, and he was real-life man enough to say the words which made you flip out: “I’ve been really open with you. I feel like you’re not being [the real] Andi with me… I came on this to meet a person, not a TV actress.”
Well, Andi, you didn’t like Eric’s upfront attitude at all. And you liked it even less when he said you had a “poker face” while filming, so he couldn’t tell what you were really feeling.
He admitted that he knew it was part of your job as “Bachelorette” to not be totally forthcoming, but he still wanted to talk about how you two could be more real, get beyond that and connect again.
Andi Dorfman Angry At Eric Hill? Maybe She Knew He Was Right
Andi — Eric’s brave move to try and put aside TV show expectations ended up freaking you out. You sent him off with a chilly goodbye and, afterwards, vented loudly and tearfully about Eric.
“Am I comfortable and natural all the time? Not a chance,” you stewed. “But do I work my ass off and stay up late so that everyone knows that I’m here for them? Yeah, I do. You have no idea how exhausted I am.”
Maybe you really were exhausted and that’s why you freaked so badly when Eric confronted you. Who knows, maybe it bothered you so much because, deep down, you knew that Eric was right and that this Bachelorette setting was NOT a natural way to find true love.
Nevertheless, you took out your frustration or hurt — whatever it was — by loudly and emotionally announcing to your remaining guys: “If any one of y’all thinks that this is a joke to me… you can just say it now and you can walk your ass on out. Every single day, this is real to me.”
Well, Andi, you made your point. But when you aren’t on camera, especially in the aftermath of Eric’s tragic death in a paragliding accident on April 23, 2014, you have to admit that he was right about your on camera persona.
You weren’t being totally “real” with Eric — you had to have a “poker face.” Maybe he should have understood the rules of the situation — he WAS a contestant on a reality show — but he was nevertheless trying to make a deeper, human connection to you because he liked you. He was right that you had to be an “actress” some times.
Eric might have caught you off guard, Andi, but he was correct about you and you should actually admire him for taking a chance when he confronted you.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Was Eric right to call out Andi for “acting?” Let me know!
— Bonnie Fuller
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