DISCLAIMER: THIS INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO JULY 13TH BEFORE THE ACTORS WENT ON SAG-AFTRA STRIKE
Pretty Freekin Scary has been an interest to everybody upon its release on June 15th through the Disney Channel, eventually streaming through Disney+ the following day. But for those hoping for more on the show, we have some exciting news for you! We have an exclusive interview with Yuvi Hecht, who stars as Erlic Snickering in the series! We cannot wait to talk to him as he talks about how he first started his acting career, his experience in Pretty Freekin Scary and the audition process, his first meetings with the cast, and more, brought to you by Young Entertainment Exclusive!
Because the series is already released, if you are planning on reading this interview and have not watched the series, this article will actively avoid any spoilers regarding the series. For those planning to watch before reading this article, we highly recommend watching it first. And now, onto this interview and its refresher.
This American comedy series has a bit of a darker tone to it, but it’s a series that has everyone excited for what’s coming next. The televised series focuses on the book series written by Chris P. Flesh and features cast members such as Eliana Su’a, Kyan Samuels, Leah Mei Gold, our interviewee Yuvi Hecht and a few others. The story follows Frankie Ripp, who despite having a wonderful life, suddenly gets killed in a freak accident. Upon getting into a heated debate with the Grim Reaper, the Reaper eventually lets Frankie leave, under the condition that she must be accompanied by the Underworld guardians Pretty and Scary. To keep living her life, Frankie must complete a series of tasks given to her by the reaper, all while keeping her a secret from the populace.
The writer who originally wrote the series is Chris P. Flesh. Not much is known about the writer as Chris P. Flesh is a pen name, but Flesh is the writer of the Pretty Freekin Scary series. There are only four books out in the series, but whether these four books will be covered in the show is left for debate.
And now, here is some information on Yuvi Hecht! A young actor who starred in award-winning short films such as The Unicorn Sisters and For The Boys, Yuvi started his acting career at a fairly young age and has featured in: The Unicorn Sisters as Mike, The Walk as Cameron, For the Boys as Ethan, and is more primarily known for his role as Erlic in Pretty Freekin Scary.
We first ask Yuvi how he initially started to act. Yuvi answered that he didn’t at first. He remembered that he was in the car, and the radio was playing an advertisement for auditions for a short film with former Nickelodeon and Disney actors and actresses, and he gave it a shot. Yuvi auditioned, was accepted, and went to Hollywood with his sister for ten days and filmed the short film. He went through the whole red carpet event and movie premiere and mentioned how he managed to get a grasp of the industry and fell in love with it. From there, he kept the ball rolling by taking classes and auditions. From there, the rest was history.
When asked how Pretty Freekin Scary came into his life, Yuvi answered that his manager was the one who arranged the audition. Yuvi first mentioned how he did auditions for at least two years during COVID, and upon receiving the audition for Pretty Freekin Scary, he was ecstatic and was determined to get a role. He initially auditioned for two characters and received a callback for Dio, but was told he would be a better fit for Erlic. From there, he auditioned for Erlic and received a callback after. If you want to know more about Yuvi’s experiences with the series, watch the entire video for the full interview!
Thank you, Yuvi, for spending some time with us! You can follow him on his Instagram at @yuvi_hecht (https://www.instagram.com/
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