'Queer Eye' Star Tan France Admits He Was 'Nervous' To Shoot Season 6 In Texas, But The People 'Responded So Well'
The Fab Five is back!
On December 31, Netflix will drop season 6 of Queer Eye, in which Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness will help revamp the lives of residents in Austin, Texas.
France admitted to Extra that he was "nervous" to take their talents to the Lone Star State, but "they responded so well."
Van Ness noted, "We really got put through our paces I would say. In a way that we have not got through our paces in a little while."
Brown believes their presence in Texas "really did start some conversations, which was nice."
Mid-filming, production was put on a pause due to the Coronavirus, as Van Ness joked, "There was a while there where I didn't know if we were ever going to be able to have five people in a car again."
A few months ago, Berk spilled to PEOPLE that the new batch of episodes "might be our best season yet. The year off was crazy but it did us some good."
"Our heroes have been through a lot in the past year, but to be able to tell those stories, not just personal stories, but business stories, family stories, stories of loss, stories of triumph … the stories all mean a little bit more this year I think," he explained.
Season 6 was also marked by country singer Miranda Lambert, who recorded a new tune that debuted in the show's trailer.
"Here's one last surprise for y'all this year!" she tweeted. "A new song 'Y’all Means All' will be out on 12/31 to celebrate the new season of @QueerEye that filmed all in Texas! 🌈."
The crooner has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
"Being in a family where I am surrounded by LGBTQ people, it has me learning and figuring out how I can be a part of the change and still be the same person I have been as an artist for 20 years," said the Grammy winner. "I don’t see why those worlds can’t mesh. I speak up about things I care about! If I can be a part of this change in any way, I always want to do that."