America was introduced to Zach Shallcross in The Mermaid Season 19 as one of Rachel Recchia’s suitors in her double season with Gabby Windy. He made it to the final three before being confused by the post-Fantasy Suite self-destruction, setting him up for his own journey to find love as the new hero of “The Bachelor.” Shollcross spoke with CinemaBlend before the premiere of the 27th season and admitted that he was nervous about this role, but it didn’t hurt that he was helped by one of the most successful main characters of the franchise in the person of Sean Lowe, who, according to the new bachelor. gave him “the best advice”.
As tempting as it sounds to have dozens of people vying for your affection, the road to love hasn’t been the smoothest over the past few seasons of the ABC dating show. Rachel Recchia threatened to quit the Bachelorette several times, finalists Gabby Windy didn’t want to get engaged, and Clayton Echard said he regrets joining the show after the infamous “Rose Ceremony from Hell.” Zach Shallcross admitted to CinemaBlend’s Nick Venable that watching things go with Echard caused some nerves about his own decision to become the Bachelor, saying:
Looking back at Clayton’s season and how it all unfolded, I was definitely nervous going into it. Things worked out in a very peculiar way, to say the least, in his season. As for me, I chose it as if I had no specific rules for myself or a collection of scripts. I’m just going to take it day by day, I’m just going to be the person that I am and hopefully I’ll get it right. That’s how it was. But yes, there were concerns that there could be a worst-case scenario. But, you know, I didn’t let that bother me in any way.
Although it sounds like Zac Shallcross was aware of the drama that befell those before him, he was determined to be himself to make the most of the opportunity he was given. He said he spoke about it with Season 17 showrunner Sean Lowe, who is married and has three children with Catherine Giudici, a woman he proposed to at the end of his 2012 season.
The Season 27 Bachelor had this to say to CinemaBlend Sean Lowe the advice was not to do anything out of character – something to strive for regardless of whether the film crew was after you. According to Zach Shallcross:
What he has always helped me with with advice or support is to keep as calm as possible in all of this. But you know, whether it’s a TV show or you’re being filmed, just be the Zach you know and feel comfortable with, always. Don’t do anything that isn’t typical of you, and no matter how mundane, be true to yourself. So he also says don’t take yourself too seriously. And I want to say that this is one of the best tips.
In this regard, Zach Shallcross said that we would all soon see that “I’m not taking this seriously.” For example, I’m excited to see how his strategy plays out when The Bachelor Season 27 premieres at 8:00 p.m. Moscow time. ET Monday, January 23, on ABC. Be sure to check out our 2023 TV schedule to find out what other premieres await us in the near future.