Big Brother Casting Director Explains Why They Cast Younger People

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EXCLUSIVE – Big Brother Season 21 officially started Tuesday night and fans are still up in the air about the new people in the house. One of the biggest issues they have is how young almost everyone is.

Every member of the cast is between the ages of 22 and 31, except 53-year-old Cliff Hogg III. Now, we’re finding out why.

“We literally try to put the, the best people on for the show, and Big Brother has a fairly, um, young viewing audience and those are the people who have the time to do a show like this,” said Casting Director Robyn Kass.

Kass was appearing on AfterBuzz TV’s Big Brother Small World with JC Mounduix when she answered the big question of why there aren’t older contestants.

“The reason why we don’t get a ton of applicants, older applicants, is because they usually have jobs that they can’t leave for three months, families that they can’t leave,” explained Kass, “bills, uh, kids, dogs, like, all these things and sometimes life won’t allow them three months. It’s easier for people to apply when they don’t have some sort of 9-5 job that they’re gonna lose.”

In addition to ages, Kass and fellow caster Christopher Catalano look at different locations across the United States.

“We try to go to states that we haven’t been, and the last couple times we’ve tried to go to big cities,” said Kass, before denying they have any sort of bias. “I know people hate when I say this, but like, the best people come out. I don’t, we don’t sit around and say, ‘we need to get this many of this. We need to get this and this.’ It’s like, I love these people. I would like to spend my summer with them.”

Big Brother 21 has a new episode Wednesday night.

Michael Clouse

Michael Clouse

Writer/Producer

Michael Clouse is a writer and Producer at AfterBuzz TV.