Darryl Strawberry interview, exhaustion takes over Celebrity Apprentice
By April MacIntyre Mar 30, 2010, 22:13 GMT
Straw and Michaels, Celebrity Apprentice Courtesy of NBC
"Celebrity Apprentice" serves up star power back-biting and interesting body language cues as the chosen famous are pit against each other for their favorite charities.
This week saw Darryl Strawberry have himself fired, exhausted, in his own words, from a whirlwind year of engagements and obligations.
Episode 9.03, we watched the all-star teams created a four-page advertorial for Norton 360 and LifeLock.
On each team, someone served as spokesperson and one celebrity had to appear in the advertorial. It was the specific interpretation of the task ( and what constitutes an advertorial) that led the Norton 360 and LifeLock executives to choose the Tenacity team (women) once more.
It wasn't without tears and side eye rolls from the women as Cyndi Lauper had a come to Jesus with team manager Summer Sanders, who gently broke the news that Lauper natters excessively, and needs to zip it.
Darryl Strawberry, who was not the weak link for the men, allowed himself to be fired by an incredulous Donald Trump.
Monsters and Critics spoke to Darryl and asked about the series.
Monsters and Critics: It seems Cyndi Lauper - at this point in the competition, is sort of the thorn in the side for the women and Bret Michaels and Rod Blagojevich seem to have different styles for annoying the men; where Bret seems to be antagonistic quietly, Blago is passive aggressive. And I was wondering if you could talk about their styles in this competition.
Darryl Strawberry: Well there's definitely two different styles. I think Bret is used to TVs around him. I think he feels very comfortable in it. And Bret is like a good friend of mine. So me and him became close. And I got to say it's annoying, you know, at first I didn't know what's wrong with his disguise; he's like this all the time because he's a rocker. But that's just his style.
The Governor, who knows what to say about him? I tried to explain to him this is not a show about telling everybody you're innocent or not. And I said you're making yourself look crazy on TV, which is happening because everybody's questioning and asking about it.
But deep down inside he's a very nice guy. I give him a lot of credit for being able to come on the show like this. And of course they have two different styles and different approaches towards the show.
And then it's just a matter of reality TV for me. You know, what kind of person you want to present yourself as as far as the public because you know it's going nationwide and how do you want to look. I mean, you know, different people have different styles and their styles are either more of an aggressive style and who want to be in the spotlight a little bit more.
You know, me, I was more of a laid back type of person and, I just wanted to follow the project manager.
M&C: Which one of the women is the most formidable, and who do you think is going to win for the women or come down the line?
DS: Well, you know, me personally I always thought Summer Sanders was the toughest. I love Summer. I think she's very, very bright. She's a go-getter. She has a great attitude and, you know, I was real happy for her that she won the task because I know what type of person she is, Summer was. And I thought very highly of Summer.
M&C: Why Celebrity Apprentice this season?
DS: At Joe Torre's golf tournament, Mr. Trump was there and said I was coming on the show. And I said 'no, no, no I'm not.' He goes 'yes you are'. And I was 'no I'm not.' He kept asking me that he wants me to come on the show. So that made me a part of the Celebrity Apprentice.