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Victoria Pedretti (born March 23, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress who is best known for her roles as Nell Crain in The Haunting of Hill House and Love Quinn in You. She's also known for being incredibly fun during interviews.


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Tropes associated with Victoria Pedretti:

  • Birthday Buddies: Shares the same birth month and week as her co-star Elizabeth Lail, which makes their casting in You Hilarious in Hindsight.
  • Broken Bird: Plays a lot of these. Judging from this interview, she’s one in real life too.
  • Casting Gag: She has a role in Shirley, which is about author Shirley Jackson; she had of course played a loose version of Shirley's character Nell in Hill House.
  • Dye Hard:invoked She's brunette in Hill House, blonde in Bly Manor and black-haired in You.
  • Genki Girl: Look up any interview with her and it's clear to see why.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: At around 5'4, most of her love interests tend to tower over her.
  • Large Ham: She's expressive, energetic and has an extensive theater background, so any of her roles are prone to Chewing the Scenery (particularly in the Haunting shows).
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  • Nice Girl: Many of her roles have seen her play kind, good-natured and charming characters. Even the ones who are evil are often outwardly friendly.
  • Playing Against Type:invoked Normally cast as sympathetic Broken Birds (see above), she starred as a member of the Manson Family in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  • Reclusive Artist: Doesn't use Twitter and has an Instagram account but never posts to it and has described herself as not caring much for social media.
  • Star-Making Role:invoked Everyone knew who she was when The Haunting of Hill House premiered.
  • Typecasting:invoked She has a twin brother who's an addict in both Hill House and You.
  • Underage Casting:invoked She was only 22 playing the 30-year-old Nell in Hill House. Although most of Nellie's adult scenes happen in flashbacks years before her death, so this isn't too glaring. But notably, Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays her twin brother Luke despite being nine years older (although in his case him looking older could be justified due to Luke's drug addiction).
  • What Could Have Been: She was attached to star as Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones, in a film adaptation of Sebold's memoir Lucky. However, she dropped out and the film was subsequently shelved after the man convicted of raping Sebold (a major subject of the memoir) was exonerated in 2021.
  • When She Smiles: No matter what character she plays, you can expect her to smile widely at some point and light up the screen doing so.

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