Victoria Pedretti Nearly Played A Very Different Character In ‘You’

Nope, we just can't picture it.


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While Love Quinn isn’t the most loveable (or likeable) character in the hit Netflix show You, or any other show for that matter, it would now be hard to imagine You without her.

But as it turns out, Victoria Pedretti, who brought the character of Love Quinn to life, almost played a very different role.

Speaking to Byrdie, Victoria revealed that she had first auditioned for the role of Beck in season one of You. ”

I auditioned for Beck during my first time in LA while I was showcasing with my university,” she explained, “I got pretty far in the audition process. It was the furthest I had ever gotten in an audition process.”

While Elizabeth Lail eventually landed the role of Beck, Victoria then went on to star as Nell in The Haunting of Hill House, which then lead her to play Love Quinn in season two and three.


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“I was reached out to by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble about You because of the work they saw me do on Hill House,” she continued out. Well, what’s meant to be will be, eh?

“I haven’t even talked to them about whether or not they remember me auditioning for Beck, to be honest,” she said, “But we started having conversations about the show. I was able to meet with Penn Badgley, and the rest is history.”

When asked what her first impression of Love was, Victoria shared: “I thought she was a cool girl and so confident.

“I think the first scene I read was the scene where [Love and Joe] meet in a grocery store. I just imagined the women I knew who were like Love—girls who were so effortless and came off so secure, whether or not they were.”


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She continued, “There was a presentation of this immense amount of security that puts others at ease immediately, but it is also something that some people might find intimidating.”

Intimidating, yep – that’s one word you could use to describe Love Quinn all right.

In other You news, Penn Badgley has revealed that his transition into fatherhood has made it that bit more difficult to play the character of Joe. “The funny thing is I was curious what my new fatherhood, how that would influence my experience with Joe and acting with him, and sometimes it was almost not helpful because I was having such a light and joyful experience – still am – and Joe is so petrified,” explained the 34-year-old when speaking with Access.

Read more on that here.


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