We spoke to Johnny Bananas EXCLUSIVELY about why followers of ‘The Problem’ will love him on ‘Movie star Sleepover’!
Followers of The Problem can nonetheless get their Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio fill because of his new LXTV sequence, Movie star Sleepover, which will probably be airing on NBC owned and operated networks following Saturday Evening Reside. Johnny serves as host of the present, which options him nearly interviewing celeb friends in a sleepover setting. Evidently, will probably be fairly completely different than something we’ve seen Johnny do earlier than.
“It’s principally taking the fact tv Johnny Bananas persona and fine-tuning it,” Johnny defined to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s modified so much. I’ve needed to go from being the loud, boisterous, over-the-top, colourful, I’m-going-to-absorb-all-the-oxygen-in-the-room-and-not-give-you-a-word-in-edgewise man, to a extra toned down and, dare I say, severe and susceptible model of myself. I actually needed to concentrate on listening. I assumed speaking was exhausting — listening is twice as exhausting! It’s been a course of. I wish to assume I’ve come a great distance.”
That’s to not say that Johnny’s followers from The Problem and 1st Look gained’t recognize this new enterprise, although. “Persons are going to see a distinct facet of me, however on the identical time, academics and directors and managers have been making an attempt to get me to be higher behaved and to be much less disruptive and sarcastic since I used to be in elementary college….and it hasn’t labored but,” Johnny laughed. “I’m nonetheless going to be myself. You’re nonetheless going to get Johnny Bananas. You’re simply going to get a extra grown up, polished model of who I’m.”
Johnny additionally admitted that the toughest factor for him to regulate to was not being the focus, so he may let his friends shine. “The Problem is all about stealing the eye — each second is a second,” he defined. “You need to say probably the most tongue-in-cheek or edgy sound chew you could. With these interviews, as a lot as I need to interject or get a quip in there, it’s not about that anymore. It’s about being , not being fascinating.”
On how internet hosting ‘Movie star Sleepover’ has modified him: I feel it’s made me extra of an entire on-air tv persona. I’ve extra to supply than I did earlier than. I bought some good recommendation for internet hosting — individuals WANT data. A effectively landed joke will assist the data come out, but when all the things’s a punchline, nobody takes it severely. It’s virtually like discovering the extra severe and susceptible facet of myself and being okay to place that half on the market.
On why the present appealed to him, though it’s completely different than something he’s carried out earlier than: It’s an new problem. I really like difficult myself and discovering new methods to problem myself. I is probably not dangling off a constructing or climbing in knee-deep snow or operating into somebody headfirst in a hallway, however this has arguably been one of the vital rewarding challenges I’ve carried out in a very long time.
On what viewers can anticipate: We’ve taken the standard discuss present format and fine-tuned it into a way more unconventional, playful format. The friends are of their pajamas, which I feel, proper off the bat, virtually adjustments the dynamic. They’re much more relaxed and in a playful temper. The sleepover scene brings you again to being a child, and we’ve added some actually enjoyable video games to it so it’s virtually just like the sleepover you’ve all the time needed however by no means knew you wanted to have. We’re actually capitalizing on nostalgia and making an attempt to carry individuals again to once they had these sleepovers. Persons are going to get a number of issues they weren’t anticipating.
Movie star Sleepover premieres after Saturday Evening Reside on April 3. Johnny’s first visitor is Tiffani Thiessen.