Despite all the talk about the glamorous lives that celebrities lead, twin brothers and HGTV hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott have a very different perspective.
have seen Heidi klum, jay leno, near glennbrothers Derek and Julianne Hough and more get dirty during home renovations. All those celebrities, plus Kristin Chenoweth, Emma Roberts, Taraji P. Henson and Kristin Davis, are part of the new season of their celebrity promissory notewhere remodeling experts help stars transform a space for a loved one.
“I love that Heidi and all the different celebrities want to be involved,” Drew tells Yahoo Entertainment. “They don’t want to just say, ‘Go do this for me to give it back to someone.’ They want to physically get down to business.”
Notably, Leno did so at what turned out to be quite an inconvenient time for him, after sustaining serious injuries in November and January.
“I had a couple of issues that had happened,” Jonathan explains. “He got burned his face in an accident, and then had a motorcycle accident and he broke his clavicle, his ribs, and broke his knee. She was with us the same week she was in the accident, with all these broken parts, and she didn’t want to slow down because the family she was giving back to was about to have a baby in a matter of weeks. , and he wanted to do this. No painkillers, no complaints.”
Adds Drew, “I just can’t understand how down-to-earth and hard-working Jay Leno is. He’s like the salt of the earth guy. He’s unbelievable.”
In the season premiere, it’s Klum who impresses while renovating the residence of Lucia, his housekeeper of 17 years. The model is present everywhere, even hitting and stomping on the roof of the property.
“Heidi is a force,” says Drew. “What I don’t think people really realize is that she doesn’t have a whole team of people around her…She wants to do it herself. She wants to do it right. So every project we gave her would also find a way right to do it, back to that…talk about German efficiency. He wanted to make sure it was perfect. And he did it perfectly.”
“She always has this fun energy in any of her shows, in everything she does. But imagine wielding a sledgehammer with that energy,” he says. “She was almost like a child, when you see a child who has this wonderful, dreamy look, that was her all along, and she was on the roof of the house fixing some patches on the roof. She was tearing up this old kitchen.”
Surprisingly, the eight-time Oscar nominee Close was also quick to roll up her sleeves.
“Hold on, let me get out my wish list,” Drew says. “Done, set! I didn’t even know it was on my wish list. Who would have thought you’d be working with an icon like Glenn Close? And not only that, I didn’t know much about his staff.” life. You know, she lives on a ranch… she takes care of the property and the animals a lot herself. She arrives at the location and says, ‘Get out of my way.’ She jumps on the bulldozer, breaks this shed and laughs. It was so much fun… I think we’re going to break the internet with this video.”
Jonathan swears that Close was so happy she could change careers.
“Our apologies to Hollywood if she gives up being the best actress in the world because she wants to start doing what we do,” she says. “She loved demolition. It can be addictive when you start breaking things. She was shooting in Paris and was flying back to be a part of it, in Maine on the East Coast. She’s giving back to the woman who runs her charity So I thought it was also pretty amazing to see that kind of commitment.”
He property brothers The stars, who have renovated more than 630 homes across their various shows, probably had the most fun all season when they worked with another set of siblings: Derek and Julianne Hough.
“They were joking about how everyone thinks they’re twins but they’re not,” says Drew. “But you’d think they’re twins, because they finish each other’s sentences. They both don’t just talk. They express every word with their body… The way they’re together, and the way we’re together, kind of see that dynamic between brothers…it was a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much during demolition and construction in so long, but it was fun. And there were so many dance competitions.”
anyone who has seen celebrity promissory note You know there’s a lot more to it than drywall, no matter who’s supervising the construction. The show is really about relationships and showing gratitude.
Jonathan notes that it gives audiences a chance to see “the human side” of people like Leno.
“To me, that’s the most interesting part,” he says. “Being able to see celebrities in a different light, in a different setting. You really see, I think, their real selves, as opposed to, you know, normally you’re doing interviews and you’re on a red carpet and I’m seeing that that’s on. I like to see people when they’re not on.”
The season premiere of celebrity promissory note airs Monday, May 15 at 8 p.m. on HGTV.