The Q&A

No More Mr. Nice Guy

''Big Brother'''s Kaysar was just too nice. He wanted to play the game, but his heart wasn't in it

A REAL CHARACTER Kaysar wants to pursue acting
Image credit: Kaysar: Monty Brinton/CBS
A REAL CHARACTER Kaysar wants to pursue acting

What up, Kaysar? Not too much, actually, now that the season-6 mastermind got voted out of the Big Brother: All Stars house. He sounds a little more chipper than when he spoke to Julie Chen last night, but he's still none too thrilled with James, Chicken George, or even Howie.

Kaysar, I thought for sure you were safe for one more week. Yeah, [the season-6 alliance] knew it was an uphill battle. People were going to be gunning for us the second we got into the house. Then it was, like, a house of flying daggers and I got hit with too many of them. There was no way I could have gotten out of it.

Did you have any idea James was working against your alliance? I had an inkling James would defect eventually and I was hoping it would happen a little later. I knew he would defect and join Danielle eventually but did I think they were going to join up with Chilltown? I didn't think that would happen. That was a shocker.

Did you know he and Danielle would hook up because they're friends outside the house? Danielle and James were definitely friends outside the house and you could just tell they had a relationship inside the house.

A lot of people think you were too checked-out this season. Why didn't you speak up when Janelle said she wanted to put Diane up on the block? Why didn't you tell her to put Will up? I kept going over to her and saying that, but I wanted her to make her own decision. I would go to her and she would say, ''What should I do?'' and I would say, ''Look, you can do what you want but you're going to send this house into a tailspin if you put Diane up. Remove Will. It's time for him to go.'' But he worked his charm on her. I thought she would hold up better against it. I thought she would use her charm on him. I wanted to take a back seat and see how the whole thing would unfold. It did not work out in our favor, but I also didn't anticipate it to be as bad as it turned out to be.

Was it your strategy to let her mess up? I was going to let people make their own mistakes. I didn't want the alliance to crumble but I did want people to end up being bigger targets than me. I didn't want to step up and take bigger hits than I had to. I was trying to play a more conservative game. In the end, it didn't work. No one wants to go to the end with the nice guy. You can't win that way.

At times it seemed like the whole house hated you, like you were this season's Friendship. How did that happen? I wanted to stay away from that correlation as much as possible. I tried to make sure we didn't hang out in the HOH room all day long. I tried to treat everyone with kindness and be fair and don't turn things into bashing sessions. We had no similarities to the Nerd Herd, or the Friendship. I don't know if we were annoying. I don't know what people felt about us. I hope people don't compare us to the Friendship. That's the biggest insult you could give.

I know you were in an alliance with Howie, but what on earth is up with him this year? He's acting a little nutso. Howie, Howie, Howie. What can I say about Howie? He was over the top last year and this time around I didn't think he could outdo himself but he got to the point where even he drove me crazy -- all the booby talk and the sex talk and all that, the excessive flatulence. It was a bit much. It drove all of us up the wall. He's hurting himself, but he's Big Brother Howie. It's become his life and he might be taking it a little too far.

And yet, he's in the house and you're not. No one is putting him up because they know he's the jokester. He's never going to win any competitions.

Of course, it's always the people like Howie and Chicken George that coast all the way to final two. Absolutely. You don't know what's going to happen in this game. You always see people who fly under the radar. Howie and George are definitely candidates for the final two. If you take them to the end you can pretty much say, ''Look, they did nothing. They don't deserve the $500,000.''

I was disappointed in Chicken George for voting you out when James has been so rude to him all season long. James continues to be a jerk and curse him out and say he's a waste of a life form in the house. James does not like George at all and every time George laughs James cringes. It just goes to show you what kind of game the floaters are playing. The floaters don't care about what's going on. I tried to connect with George. I tried to let him know that I was looking out for him. I cared. And I was hoping for my time in the game he would do the same. But it wasn't enough. I could not connect to people. It was a whirlwind of deception and chaos and people like George and Erika are going to base their votes on who's in power that week.

Speaking of Erika, was something romantic going on between you two? What? No. Not even close. I think she might have been crushing on me.

Some of what we saw made it seem you might have a little something for her too. Oh, jeez, no.

So is Janelle doomed now that the whole house minus Howie seems to be gunning for her? She's gone. It's going to be tough for her to stay. It's pretty ironic that she ended up winning HOH, considering what happened. [The competition had to be redone when buzzers weren't working last night; the episode in which Janelle wins will air on Sunday night.] She's going to put up Erika and Danielle. She'll hope she can get the votes to get Danielle out but she doesn't know what's going on. Danielle will end up staying.

You told Julie you ''weren't cut out for the game.'' Do you still feel that way? At times you were so low-key it seemed like you didn't want to be there to begin with. People may be concerned about why I didn't come out with my guns blazing. I was trying to reconsider my strategy from last year. I wanted to pace myself and I knew the latter part of the game would be more interesting. That's what I was waiting for. I tried to get myself ready for deception, tell a couple of lies here and there. I just couldn't do it. I had to be myself. I do believe everyone is playing the game as themselves. After seeing all the lies and deception and backstabbing, I couldn't do that. I don't know how to play that kind of game.

Do you care to guess who's going to make it to the end? It's such a tough call especially since things have gone completely haywire. A lot of these alliances are not going to hold up. It's a train wreck and I don't know who's going to pull themselves out of it.

So onto your post-Big Brother life, I hear you want to be an actor. Yeah, I've been taking acting classes for the past few months now. I'm going to be more aggressive and more active in pursuing roles. I think it could work out. I don't want to be that clichéd person who's going to come out of a reality show and be an actor, so we'll see what happens. If it happens, great. If it's not there, I'll be fine.

Will you keep the hair shorn? There's definitely been some support. I might keep it short for the summer. I might grow it long. I have to consider my work. I want to be taken seriously. There's bigger and better things for me outside Big Brother.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006
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