After a physically draining challenge this week on ‘Survivor,’ the Gen. X-ers took a hard loss, and faced a decision that would change everything. Spoilers: if you don’t know who was sent home, don’t read on!
Here’s our interview with Paul, who was sent home last week.
HollywoodLife: Heading into the jury, did you have any feeling that you were going home?
Paul: No, we had a strong alliance of six. You’ll see in the upcoming, thew boys we had it together. We had a very strong alliance. Me and my big mouth got me in trouble — I said something I probably shouldn’t have said. To be quite honest, we had an alliance of six. There was no reason to make any hasty decisions. They had no reason to be concerned. I thought what I had said, was that we were aligned as six; I said yeah I would stay with the boys, I thought I was talking about the group of the six of us at least until the merge.
Watching it back, how’d you feel about how you were portrayed?
For the most part, I was portrayed the way I am. What happens is you can act however you want, sooner or later, you become the person that you are. Every one of your senses is being tested to the core. Your brain reverts back to the person you really are. I was not in charge of the alliance.
Who are the biggest threats still left in the game?
The Gen-xers have an upper hand on the Millennials. Chris and David are probably the biggest threats; I’d like to say Jessica, but I think she micro-manages too much of the game. The whole cast is so smart.
Was there anything we didn’t see that you wish was shown?
I wish they had shown me catching fish, which I did! If it wasn’t for me, we wouldn’t have had that. The difference between Ken and I fishing, he was staying in the shallows, he was going in the deeper.
Would you go back and play again, or maybe do The Amazing Race?
Yes, I would. The second time around might me harder than the first time. I didn’t do what a lot of people do, and go online and search things. I just went, with eyes wide open to try and analyze it. I just wanted to play against the best and I think I did. They voted me out as a threat, and at least it’s a compliment.
I would probably consider, but Survivor, knowing people that have been on The Amazing Race, it’s definitely a second. It’s not reality tv. It’s real. There’s no one there to help you, to pick you up, to feed you.