Appearing virtually on ‘The Tonight Show,’ the Fab Five also spoke about the “mental and emotional break” that the show affords and how their roles have evolved since the beginning of the series.
Jimmy Fallon welcomed Queer Eye co-hosts Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown to The Tonight Show on Tuesday, for a conversation about the current cultural and political climate, expectations of the latest season — which just dropped on Netflix — and advice they’ve picked up since their journey on the show began.
At the top of the show, the late night host congratulated France for becoming a U.S. citizen, which the fashion expert shared via his Instagram account Tuesday. “It’s taken 20 years to get here and we’re so darn grateful,” said France, referring to himself and his husband. He added that “the timing couldn’t be more perfect” — he will be voting this year. “We need every vote, every vote counts,” emphasized France.
Fallon acknowledged that while it’s “probably hard to promote a product right now with all that’s going on in the world,” he is enjoying season five of Queer Eye, which is set in Philadelphia. He admitted that he cried three times in the middle of the first episode, especially during Brown’s scene where he spoke with several of the pastors, including openly gay Noah, the subject of the episode.
Referencing the difficult time in the world and how important it is to maintain self-care, Brown said, “I think what is beautiful is that people get to take a mental and emotional break [with the show], which is necessary to recharge,” adding that they will come back stronger…