The Scott Brothers are back on tour ahead of the release of their second children’s book, Builder Brothers: Better Together.
Sitting down with ET Canada’s Roz Weston in the ET Canada Festival Central Lounge during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Jonathan and Drew Scott discuss the messaging behind their new book, illustrated by Kim Smith.
“I think the big thing is always growing on the messaging,” says Drew. “Our first book about failure is not a bad thing because that’s the path to success if you learn from it. And so building on that, our second book Better Together — it’s all about working together […] There’s more than one great idea out there, but together you can come up with the greatest thing.”
Drew adds that the best part about working on their children’s books has been seeing their fans in-person while on tour. “It’s hilarious when you’re reading your book to the kids and seeing their reactions and then to build the project. That’s the kind of thing we love to do.”
Following a packed summer with the launch of their latest series “Property Brothers: Forever Home”, the Scott Brothers also open up about appearing on “A Very Brady Renovation”, premiering Monday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.
“It was crazy,” explains Jonathan of the show, which saw a full-scale renovation of the world-famous “Brady Bunch” house in Los Angeles. “There were 8 HGTV designers and builders, all the original six ‘Brady’ cast. This is the largest residential project we have ever done.”
Drew adds, “But it was great to see all the ‘Brady’ kids. They were all hands-on helping. They weren’t just showing up. Like Maureen, who played Marcia, she was hilarious because she wanted to do everything — jack-hammering, cutting, sawing, everything.”
Up next, the HGTV stars will appear on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” alongside actresses and sisters Emily and Zooey Deschanel.
Opening up about the experience, Jonathan contends, “Drew is like super hyper-competitive and wants everything to always be perfect and he takes lessons for everything. He wanted to start picking what key we were going to do things in.”
He adds, “You get lost in the fun that you’re having and all that stuff. And then you realize like, ‘It’s a big show and a lot of people are obsessed with the show.’ And so then, all of a sudden, you’re like, ‘Am I on key? Are we going to swerve into traffic here? What’s happening?'”