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It's hard to imagine You's iconic (but equally alarming) Love Quinn being played by anyone other than Victoria Pedretti. But, as it turns out, the 26-year-old actor almost landed a very different role in the hit Netflix show.
Speaking to Byrdie, Pedretti revealed that she initially 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."
Although she didn't get the part (which went to Elizabeth Lail), Pedretti went on to star as Nell in The Haunting of Hill House – which ultimately lead her to playing Love Quinn. "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 pointed out. Talk about fate, eh?
"I haven't even talked to them about whether or not they remember me auditioning for Beck, to be honest," the actor said, "But we started having conversations about the show. I was able to meet with Penn Badgley, and the rest is history."
Speaking about her first impression of her character, Pedretti added: "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."
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, that's definitely one way to describe Love.
You season three is available to watch (or binge) now on Netflix.
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