We recently found out that Victoria Pedretti, who plays Love Quinn on the psychological thriller series “You,” originally auditioned for a different character: Guinevere Beck. But did you know that it’s not just Victoria who almost played a different role on the show? Dylan Arnold, the actor who portrayed Theo Engler, also tried for two other roles on “You:” Joe Goldberg and Forty Quinn!
‘Third time’s the charm’
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Dylan shared that auditioning for the role of Theo was already his third attempt to be part of the show. “I auditioned for Joe for season one, and then I auditioned for Forty for season two, and now, third time’s the charm, I got Theo in season three,” he said.
“I’d seen the first few episodes, but it wasn’t until I got the audition for the third season that I went back and was like, ‘Okay, let me watch the second season and get the tone of the show.’ I wound up bingeing the entire second season in two and a half days, which I’ve never done with another show I’ve auditioned for.”
He also shared that Elizabeth Lail, who landed the role of Guinever Beck, was his schoolmate in college! “My relationship with the show goes way back, and I actually went to college with Elizabeth Lail,” he said.
Although he didn’t land a role in the first season, he didn’t stop trying to get a spot on “You,” a show that “delivers every time.”
“I feel like as an actor, especially when you’re starting out, you take the auditions. And ‘You’ is one of those shows that is just so well done and so well-executed and so well-written that it feels like a great opportunity every time it comes around,” he said.
Art Daniella Sison