The house was built on a soundstage in Hollywood (the same soundstage where I Love Lucy was filmed back in the 1950's) at Gower and Sunset. I was really struck by how cool the house was but also how small it is in person. I understand that house was broken down from the soundstage the day after I visited so it no longer exists. I did watch the series premiere last night was very happy to see that the show still looks "real" unlike the way The Hills looks unreal.
Here are the photos I took of the cast that I got to meet when I visited the house:
As you can see, the 7th roomie (Greg aka PretyBoy who was chosen to live in the house by online vote) was not there the day that I visited. I was told that he had an "emergency" and that he had to fly back home "immediately" after filming was complete and would not be available for interviews. I had heard that he was kicked off the show but none of the cast members would answer those questions. Having seen the show, I can see why some believe he was kicked off the show. He's basically a big-headed asshole who thinks he's God's gift to humanity. As much as he irritates the hell out of me (my favorite line that he uttered was "I am Greg and I am perfection and I'm not affected by these mere peasants in here. They will not affect me."), I'm looking forward to seeing him butt heads with everyone in the house ... it looks like Joey is gonna go ballistic on him soon (that is if Sarah doesn't kill him first).
This time around, MTV is providing uncensored footage from the filming online at RealWorldDailies.com:
I believe this is the first time that the audience will get to see uncensored, explicit footage from any Real World filming ... and I love it! I've not been a big fan of some recent seasons of The Real World but I've got my heart in this one. Will is the first RWer to come from Detroit, MI (holllla!) and getting to meet the cast in person really endeared them all to me (I am really glad that Greg was not there that day). In fact, I just ran into Kimberly in Las Vegas last weekend where she was partying with some friends at a bachelorette party. So far, I like what I see ... and if Dave wants to keep getting nekkid, then I'm quite alright with that ... as long as that uncensored shizz ends up at RealWorldDailies.com :)