Interview with Big Brother 9 Sheila Kennedy
In the first of two exclusive BBDish interviews I'll be posting here today, I offer you Sheila... my first ever shout out on Real. :) For those that saw it, I've now officially changed my name to Catherine. hehe. Incidentally, Sheila will be on Housecalls every Wednesday this coming season. I'm hoping the BB10 HGs will cut me some slack and let me watch a few more episodes than I did during 9.
And now... the interview.
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BBDish-Carolyn: Hi Sheila. :) Thank you so much for making the time to talk with me. What a journey you had in there! We were lucky enough to have a lot of contact with Mick while you were in the house, and we're extremely grateful for that! He's a terrific kid.
BB9-Sheila: Thank you. He is a terrific kid. He did a great job.
BBDish-Carolyn: You caught a lot of flack both inside the house and out for the "I'm a 45 year old single mom" refrain. Can you take a moment and describe for our readers what it was like being in that intense of a situation with absolutely no one to share a common frame of reference? I can't even begin to imagine it... Talk about adding stress to an already insane situation.
BB9-Sheila: It's hard to describe. It really was the hardest thing I've ever done. Playing the game was hard, because I felt that Adam never really gave me anything. He played alone. That's why he won. I needed someone my age... and maybe someone who had a child. I was the Mom of the house but, there was no one there for me. Very frustrating!!
BBDish-Carolyn: For the live feed viewers, it was quite a shock after the first episode aired to find the two of you still in the house (and Sharon and Jacob gone). Are you still in touch now?
BB9-Sheila: No, I'm not in touch with Adam, but thanks to Jacob... He's why we lasted in the game.
BBDish-Carolyn: Have you maintained contact with any of the other houseguests? If so, can you please elaborate a bit? Anyone who might surprise us?
BB9-Sheila: Yes. I'm in touch with Crazy James, Chelsia, Parker and Joshua.
BBDish-Carolyn: Going from final 4 to final 3, how secure did you feel? Would you attribute your position in the final 3 to loyalty... or to the run-through with the wave machine?
BB9-Sheila: I'd attribute it to my loyalty to Adam.
BBDish-Carolyn: Many times throughout the season, you told the other HGs you really didn't know the game, but often made references to past seasons. How familiar were you? Had you watched past seasons? Subscribed to the feeds?
BB9-Sheila: No. I had just seen bits and pieces of season 3,7 (All-Stars) and 8. That's how I knew who Evel and Dr. Will were.
BBDish-Carolyn: If you could turn back time and change any aspect of your game in BB9, what would it be, if anything?
BB9-Sheila: First off, I would have started an alliance with Crazy James. Looking back at the game, I would do things differently. I played with my heart and my gut. It made my game so much harder. I cared for every HG. I wish I would have played more like Dr. Will and not cared as much. It was a game!!! Not a life or death situation. LOL. So, there it is. When you're a mom, you get up everyday and do what you need to do.
BBDish-Carolyn: The pictures TRD took of you with Evel Dick are STUNNING... absolutely gorgeous. Was the shoot a blast? You look like you were having a lot of fun together.
BB9-Sheila: I had great time with Evel! He was really easy to work with, 'cause we have so much chemistry together, and Phil (TRD) is a great photographer.
BBDish-Carolyn: I've heard there's been some post show drama between you and Natalie. What's that about? I listened to an live call-in interview she did, and I was really surprised she's still lying about all the late night activities with Matty.
BB9-Sheila: Yes. She's lying about everything. I tried to send her a nice message but she did not respond well... She said I played a spineless game.
BBDish-Carolyn: Given the opportunity to do it all again in an All-Stars 2 scenario, would you?
BB9-Sheila: Yes, I would... if Dr. Will and Evel were in the house... or a single mom my age. lol.
BBDish-Carolyn: Thanks so much for making the time, Sheila. :) It's great to touch base with you so soon after your season... Usually I give the HGs many months to recuperate before I start the interview process, but this year - no time.
BB9-Sheila: Carolyn, if you need anything, you just let me know.
BBDish-Carolyn: Know that.