Julie Catherine Berry (born December 15, 1980) is an American television personality and producer.
How did you feel about sort of returning to the pure version of “Survivor,” I guess. We didn”t know going in, you know — Is this gonna work? If you look at this season and last season you could, just off the five I just mentioned and then go to “Blood versus Water” and take Culpepper, Hayden, Ciera, Vytas. So we”re on a roll and also learning, “Hey, that”s right. It”ll work.” Hit Fix: Well now I”m very interested in sort of the way that your role changes per season.Fans kept asking us for it but they had also been enjoying the returning players seasons. I will say that we felt really good about the cast. Let's see, that”s nine just without a list in front of me. In “Blood versus Water” it felt like often at Tribal Council you had to sort of poke and prod to get people to make moves and to sort of do things. I think it”s a really interesting observation because I continue to try to pay attention to my role and evolve with the show.I feel like our casting – Lynne Spillman is our casting director and we met a couple of years ago and talked about the show. Whereas this season in large part because of Kass and Tony it seems like you”ve been sitting back a little bit more and letting things happen in front of you. And I do think there was a time, now in hindsight looking back, that I did need to get more involved.We work very closely together but we just started talking about the show and she really took casting to another level in terms of the type of people we”re now getting. I think the show needed a push and the players needed permission to mix it up a little more.She grew up in Gorham, Maine, with a very intellectually stimulating and expansive family who encouraged individuality and creativity.
Her parents, Judy and Les, have been happily married for more than 30 years.There were lots and lots of things I didn't get to in this interview and I'll try to request a longer block next time we get to talk, but it's still a good 20 minutes of Probst discussing the first All-Star-free “Survivor” season in recent years, his own shifting role as host, Tony's allure as a potential returning player, Amanda Kimmel's near-misses and what his quid pro quo will be from Tyler Perry. And check back for all of my “Survivor: Cagayan” interviews in the week after the finale…Hit Fix: OK, so looking at the season in totality this is the first season in a couple of years that the show has done a completely All-Star free season. So I guess yes, I like returning players coming back but there is something like dating a new girl that”s also very fun about meeting a new future favorite like we did.In December 2003, she was accepted into the Peace Corps, although she ultimately did not join.In 2004, Berry was one of 18 people selected for the cast of Survivor: Vanuatu, the series' ninth season overall.You may not agree with his take on things — I tend to root more for the underdogs, while Probst's love and admiration for certain Alpha Dog contestants is famous/notorious — but you can't doubt his passion, even if it's for something like this season's all-power Tyler Perry Idol, which has been the source of ample grumbling on my weekly recaps.