How the Property Brothers got Viola Davis, and more for Celebrity IOU

Celebrities, they’re just like us. They can’t resist stepping to renovating rock stars Jonathan and Drew Scott and asking for help with home projects.

In fact, it was a conversation the Scott brothers had with Viola Davis five years ago that helped inspire their latest project for HGTV, Celebrity IOU, premiering April 13. Davis, along with other A-list talent like Melissa McCarthy, Jeremy Renner, and Michael Bublé, work with the Property Brothers on special renovation projects for special people in their lives.

The twin siblings spoke with EW about the new series and how involved the celebs really were.