Chris Kattan Explains Why He Quit ‘Celebrity Big Brother’


In good spirits! Even although Chris Kattan voluntarily left the Celebrity Big Brother home, he has nothing however good issues to say about his brief stint on the long-running CBS sequence.

The former Saturday Night Live cast member, 51, caught up with Us Weekly just a few days after he bought residence and opened up about his causes for abruptly exiting.

“It was a lot of fun, but it was hard,” Chris solely tells Us. “At some point, it just became hard not to talk to family. And for me, it became hard to be disconnected to the outside world. I don’t think I was so ready [or] realized what that felt like when you have cameras on you 24/7, except for when you’re going to use the bidet. That’s really it. I didn’t realize how much I missed my family and friends and my loved ones and girlfriend.”

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He added that being watched on a regular basis “really does get to you” and defined that “there were family issues going on” at residence too. His stepfather is sick and the Night on the Roxbury star was anxious one thing unhealthy might occur whereas he was inside the home and never capable of speak to family members.

“God forbid something happened while I was gone, even though it’s just for four weeks. God forbid, something could have happened, and I would just be kicking myself if something did happen, you know?” Chris says. “And, if something happened and they weren’t able to tell me, that would be terrible. So that was really the main reason why I needed to leave.”

As for the way he’s feeling now, the comic tells Us: “I’m feeling great and I’m doing great. And as much as I miss being outside with those guys, it feels was amazing to be on the outside.”

And although he walked away from the present, Chris says, “I’m so grateful for the time that I had there, and I made such great friendships.”

He additionally has a brand new crop of followers on social media, which has left him “blown away.” Watch above or scroll all the way down to learn the remainder of our interview with Chris!

Celebrity Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. ET and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Us Weekly: First question on everybody’s thoughts is how are you? How are you doing?

Chris Kattan: I’m feeling nice and I’m doing nice. And as a lot as I miss being outdoors with these guys, it feels was superb to be on the surface.

Us: What’s been probably the most shocking factor that you just’ve discovered now that you just’re outdoors the home?

CK: That Lamar [Odom] is means taller than I ever thought.

Us: Have you caught clips of the present?

CK: I’ve! It is so fascinating to see how the expertise of watching the present after you’ve got been within the present amongst the identical cast could be very surreal. Not simply because it’s a continuation of a narrative that you’re not a part of, however it’s additionally what’s seen is a whole lot of … because the present goes on and progresses, there’s a whole lot of intense video games – not simply bodily video games, but additionally video games inside the home. Those had been the video games that I wasn’t actually an enormous fan of. I’m such a lighthearted, enjoyable man and that’s what I got here in with. But it’s actually wild to observe them nonetheless do the present after I left. It’s surreal. And it’s at all times fascinating to see what the present exhibits versus what we’re additionally doing within the present.

There [are] a whole lot of moments that I bear in mind, like Carson [Kressley] and I might riff on. For instance, there was a bidet and we had been all very enthusiastic about this bidet, and we simply ripped on this bidet for 10 minutes. We’re like, “Oh, my God, that was so funny.” We had the perfect time, however not one of the stuff in regards to the bidet ended up on air. So we’re like, “Damn, the bidet stuff didn’t happen.” But, he doesn’t know that but! He’ll discover out when he comes out that not one of the bidet stuff was ever included.

Us: Maybe they’ll air these clips in some unspecified time in the future!

CK: Maybe they’ll. But yeah, so it’s surreal to observe. I’m such a die-hard fan now. I used to be a fan earlier than, however now I’m a die-hard fan of the present.

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Us: I’m assuming it was a lot tougher than you thought it will be?

CK: Oh, for positive. I believed it will be much more lighthearted, enjoyable, a whole lot of laughs, a blast of an excellent time. It was a whole lot of enjoyable, however it was exhausting. At some level, it simply turned exhausting to not speak to household. And for me, it turned exhausting to be disconnected to the surface world. I don’t suppose I used to be so prepared [or] realized what that felt like when you’ve got cameras on you 24/7, aside from whenever you’re going to make use of the bidet. That’s actually it. I didn’t understand how a lot I missed my household and buddies and my family members and girlfriend. I used to be having a troublesome time with that. You’re not allowed to speak with the surface world. That’s one of many guidelines. As a lot as you suppose you may acknowledge that rule, in some unspecified time in the future it actually does get to you. There had been household points occurring, in order that was one of many foremost the reason why I left.

Us: That was my subsequent question. Was this one thing you had been considering? Was there a breaking level?

CK: Yeah, it was the truth that I couldn’t talk. Well, I may talk with them, however I used to be not allowed to listen to again from them. And that’s what was so irritating. When I bought out, even my mother and stepdad – who’s 93 proper now and he’s very sick – they weren’t capable of speak to me. So, God forbid one thing occurred whereas I used to be gone, although it’s only for 4 weeks. God forbid, one thing may have occurred, and I might simply be kicking myself if one thing did occur, ? And, if one thing occurred they usually weren’t capable of inform me, that might be horrible. So that was actually the principle cause why I wanted to depart. That was what was most essential. And the strain of being on there 24/7, as a lot enjoyable because it was for some time, when it bought dramatic, it was like, “Oh boy.” That mixed with lacking my household was, like, I wanted to contact the surface world. It’s an fascinating factor to expertise, however I’m so grateful for the time that I had there, and I made such nice friendships. That’s so essential to me now. I can’t wait to see Todrick Hall]. Teddi [Mellencamp], I already talked to. [Mirai Nagasu] who had already left. I can’t wait to fulfill [with] Carson. Carson and I are like, “We gotta do a show together.” And we need to. We’re gonna do a present collectively. I don’t know what it’s…

Us: About his cake? Maybe a cooking present?

CK: It’s gonna be about his cake. I’m positive he’ll be the one making the cake. I’ll be the one consuming it at 4:00 a.m. Who knew that might turn into a factor? It simply turned like a factor. Me, the cake eater. I feel it’s #cakethief. I feel that’s what it’s. I don’t know. It was all around the web, and I’m the cake thief, I suppose. And I feel I did it my sleep? I used to be watching the present, I bought off the bed. First of all, you must perceive it’s infrared so I can’t see something. I’m in search of the beds by patting them down. And lastly … I nearly bought within the incorrect mattress, which was Carson’s mattress. I’m like, “That’s not my bed.” Then I went over in the direction of my mattress after which I fell over and hit my head on a mattress. And as a lot comedy as it’s for the viewers, it wasn’t for me. I used to be struggling. I used to be simply looking for the entrance door. And then, in fact, what was I looking for the entrance door to? Or why was I looking for the entrance door? To go discover Carson’s cake to ear. And I didn’t even understand it ‘trigger I used to be half asleep.

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Us: You’ve had such superb fan assist on social media. People actually loved you. Did you get to see any of that but?

CK: I did. And I used to be blown away. I had no thought as a result of you don’t have any notion of that whenever you’re on the within. You have completely no notion of the way you’re coming throughout. You belief manufacturing and enhancing. I’ve seen the present earlier than. I’m like, “Wow, they really do a lot of work time-wise, like SNL.” They’re beneath a whole lot of strain to get footage out for his or her community airing. They simply have to decide on storylines that won’t actually be a storyline inside the home. It was simply so surreal to be there. I miss individuals a lot. But yeah, the notion of watching is so totally different than being in there. It’s simply wild. I imply, if I used to be nonetheless there, I nonetheless wouldn’t know who gained the Super Bowl. We had been dying to know who was gonna win the Super Bowl a lot, or who was even taking part in. We had no thought. Nobody knew. I assumed the Rams had been taking part in, that’s all I knew. That’s all I believed was taking place. I ended up being proper they usually gained yesterday. I may make a fortune proper now off of the cast of Big Brother by telling them secretly, in some way, what’s occurring within the outdoors world.

Us: What’s subsequent for you? What’s developing? Where can followers comply with what you’ve got within the works?

CK: Well, they may at all times verify me out on my Instagram, which is @ChrisKattanOfficial. I’ve a brand new present known as “Hey Kattan,” which is on YouTube proper now. It simply began. It’s comedy shorts and sketches so I’m going again to my roots of sketches. I’m writing and directing some, they usually’re brief movies. I’m actually enthusiastic about that. We’re getting an enormous response from that. I’m additionally engaged on a one-man present, which needs to be actually enjoyable, and a pair different initiatives that can quickly be in growth. I’m very enthusiastic about it. This is the subsequent part of my life. You know, I’m not gonna be doing Mr. Peepers and Mango anymore. I feel I hung up these racks [of] clothes, however it appears there’s a brand new wave of 20 year olds that love that by watching YouTube. YouTube has reintroduced SNL sketches from years in the past.

And everyone desires to sequel to A Night on the Roxbury. I don’t know if that’ll ever occur. That could possibly be enjoyable. But, it’s nice to be out. My household’s doing nice. I’m so glad they’re. It’s nice to be with my girlfriend once more. And I can’t wait to see these guys come out of the Big Brother home and we’re all gonna hang around collectively. There’s a lot love in there. It’s only a super quantity of affection that you’ve for these individuals there. I needed to depart with integrity and I needed to depart with love, and nonetheless loving these individuals. I’m glad I left after I did as a result of they’re arguing continuously. That is one thing I’m glad I averted. I had an absolute blast. I gained’t miss Todd [Bridges]’ loud night breathing although. Oh, my God. The worst.