We’re currently obsessing over the new YouTube Red series ‘Sing It!,’ a hilarious behind-the-scenes spoof of singing competitions like ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice.’ Actress Missi Pyle gave HollywoodLife.com the EXCLUSIVE scoop on the new show, here!
Okay, it’s official: Sing It! Is totally our new favorite show – and it’s on YouTube Red! That’s why we were so excited to have actress Missi Pyle, 43, spill all of the deets on the awesome backstage singing competition sitcom EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com! Get the lowdown on the hysterically funny new show, right here!
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Missi is a bonafide TV and film actress, so we knew Sing It! must be good for her to choose to star in a YouTube series! “I thought the script was great, I thought the concept was really funny and I just thought people are so interested in music competitions so you just have to fall in love with the characters, and we all watch TV shows that are longer so why not watch them on YouTube?” Missi explained EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com. As a matter of fact, she thinks even non-YouTube viewers will do the same. “I think if the content is good, people will come over,” said Missi.
And just because the show is on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s for kids. There are tons of dirty jokes, awkward situations and hilariously dramatic characters that anyone would love. Missi’s character Marci is probably the craziest one (and the funnest to watch). “Oh my god, I got to play every stereotype of a network executive,” she explained. “Of course, being an actor I’m on the other side and they are the enemy, depending on how you look at it.”
Marci is cutthroat, head strong and a little bit naughty, and Missi loved every second of it. “I kinda got to be completely unscrewed and be one of those people that has no filter and says whatever is on her mind without even caring about the consequences,” she explains. “Who doesn’t really kind of want to live that way? Just to be like “you’re such an asshole” and not care. She’s completely self-centered. It’s so fun, I just want to play her forever and ever. She is, she’s like “oh yeah I did this” and she is smart, she’s not dumb. It’s nice to play someone who’s smart, she just doesn’t give a sh*t. And she’s powerful.”
But the best part of playing Marci was surprising. “She can’t stop shoveling sushi when she’s nervous,” said Missi. “You’ll find her behind the dumpster just shoveling California rolls in her mouth.” So, will we get to see more sushi shoveling after season 1? “I think we’re going to wait and see what’s happening. What’s really cool about YouTube is there’s not really a question about how it’s doing because there’s just a ticker at the bottom about how many people have watched it. I don’t know when they’ll make that decision, so hopefully!”
We definitely hope to see more, too! For now, you can watch a hilarious new half-hour episode every Weds. on YouTube Red. If you loved American Idol, and enjoyed UnREAL, you’ll be just as obsessed with Sing It! as we are!
HollywoodLifers – what do you think of Sing It!? Share all of your thoughts with us!