Deck Seaman Wes O’Dell’s aversion to staying out of the fray was a conscious move Under the bridge, sharing that he wasn’t about to go bareback on TV knowing his mom was watching the show.
This easy-going, cheerful demeanor was the real deal when he chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. He laughed when asked if he had seen any fans compare him to Colin Macy-O’Toole from Under the Mediterranean Bridge. “Alright, alright,” he laughed. “Yeah! I thought maybe I was telling jokes to myself and the camera guys. It’s funny because the camera guys laughed so… that’s cool.
Under Deck’s Eddie Lucas said Wes O’Dell is such a nice guy
While O’Dell always seems to sit down and let the drama fall around him, he admits to getting a little stressed out after a while. “Oh yes!” he apologized. “After a few charters and fatigue sets in. You are tired. You’re always in front of the camera and things like that. So yes, I can come back from time to time, especially if I don’t have coffee.
But for the most part, O’Dell has been one of the nicest crew members on the show. The second, Eddie Lucas, also liked O’Dell’s “Colin-ness” type demeanor. “You know I really enjoyed working with Wes last season,” Lucas remarked during a live virtual event. “Such a nice guy. Like a balanced guy. It took me a little while to pick up speed. I mean he will learn.
Wes O’Dell said he was friends with everyone on the ‘Below Deck’ crew
True to form, O’Dell said there was no one on the crew that he didn’t get along with. He was especially happy to see that a black woman was also on the bridge. “Being a female deckhand besides being a black woman is something rare,” O’Dell said of deckhand Rayna Lindsey. “And even with my industry with sailing, there aren’t many of us. I was the only curly haired captain from Newport to drive schooners there.
“So it’s pretty inspiring and cool to watch,” he continued. “And I wanted our relationship to be – it sounds strange that I say this – but more like a brother-sister relationship.” We can have fun together. We can communicate together.
O’Dell said he particularly bonded with the Jessica Albert stew – which unfortunately came off quite abruptly. He also got closer to Chef Rachel Hargrove. Hargrove and O’Dell’s friendship was seen a bit in a recent episode. He said there were many times he and Hargrove got angry continuously. He laughed, “Oh yeah, she gets some of my wittiest and most vague references.”
Wes O’Dell’s personality and cold demeanor matches sailing
O’Dell’s laid back personality is combined much more with sailing above the motor yacht community. Viewers got a taste of his passion for sailing when the crew exited when they took the helm of the sailboat. “[Sailing] has totally different vibe, “he explained.” You have people sitting on the deck, enjoying the sail, reading a book. Drink, but like instead of channeling shots, they have like a mimosa or a Bloody Mary or wine or something. like that.
Her cold demeanor came in handy when brash guest Justin Richards insisted on having dinner on the bathing platform. So O’Dell went with it. “When he got to the swim platform, I had no idea what was going on,” O’Dell recalls. “I just thought he was just sitting on the swim platform trying to get away from everything that was going on at the party. So I was like, ‘Alright, cool man. Want your dinner here? “
“So I was just trying to make him happy,” he said. “Because he’s still a guest. But I had no idea at the time what was going on. I had no idea how mean he was and the abusive language.