The latest celebrity to come out as a proud supporter of Bachelor Nation? That would be Michael Sheen, star of Showtime’s Masters of Sex — and it’s all Sarah Silverman‘s fault.
The actor confessed to Us Weekly the morning after Kaitlyn Bristowe made her fateful decision that he and his girlfriend are hardcore devotees of the show.
“I watched the final [episode] of The Bachelorette last night, which was a big, big night,” Sheen, 46, said with a laugh. “I was very glad to finish work in time yesterday to be able get home in time to watch that!”
Unfortunately, Sheen’s favorite suitor did not get Bristowe’s final rose, which ultimately went to personal trainer Shawn Booth. “I mean, look — I don’t want to be negative about anyone, but things didn’t go the way we were hoping, let’s say that,” he confessed.
Yes, Silverman is the one who introduced Sheen to the show — but now he’s an even bigger fan than she is. “Sarah got me into it and I complained kicking and screaming,” Sheen revealed, “and now I’m the one who’s obsessed.”
As a newly minted Bachelor fan, Sheen has plenty of thoughts as to who should look for love next.
“I want Tony the healer to be the next Bachelor,” Sheen said. “Either Tony the healer or horned-up Ryan! I have to say, I did from the very beginning have a soft spot for Ben Z. so that would be good.”
Actually, in the interest of fairness, Sheen suggested that there be two Bachelor hopefuls.
“I think the one thing that definitely should happen is there should be two of them. Why should there be two women and not two men? So that the two women are made to feel insecure? Because you can’t let one woman be in control from the beginning… you’ve got to, you know, make sure there are two women so they never feel quite secure enough!”
He continued, “So if you do that you have to have two men as well, and I plead god, let Tony the healer be one of them!”
Masters of Sex airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.
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