by carmen and vanessa
Remember when we told you UNICORN PLAN-IT is returning super soon? As part of our ongoing mission to make you the most informed UNICORN PLAN-IT viewers ever, today we bring you the hilarious Sherri Sutton and Amir Levi, also known as J and Miguel from Season 1!
And remember, Beretta at Revolver is hosting the Season 2 Premiere Party on October 2 at 6:30pm, so if you’re in LA make sure to check it out!
Sherri Sutton and Amir Levi: The Autostraddle Interview
by vanessa and carmen
AS: Tell us a little bit about how you came to UNICORN PLAN-IT — how did you find the team? Did you work with any of the people before you came to the project?
Sherri Sutton: I’ve known Haviland for a long time. Met Haviland when she was 18, and going into university. She’s actually from Savannah, as well – that’s my hometown. So we’ve just known each other for a very long time and worked together and are very, very good friends. And then Amir Levy, who plays Miguel, he’s a former student of mine from the Atlanta International School where I used to work.
Amir Levy: Haviland and I had been working together for a little over a year and a half when she told me about this show. She asked me to audition, I showed up, did a cold reading, and got the part.
AS: Which character do you feel like you relate to the most?
AL: Well, definitely not Vick as I’m not a player, not Keesha because I’m not a bro . . . In a strange way, it’s probably J because of how lovelorn and lovestruck she is. I don’t know if I’m as jealous as she is, but I can certainly get to it. I’ve seen that side of myself and it’s not the prettiest. So yeah, I guess it would have to be J.
SS: The humor of Ashley’s character, I find her humor very funny. But I am also the awkward — Sarah Croce plays sort of the awkward, doesn’t really have game – so I’m a combination. I identify with those two, absolutely. I really enjoy watching them banter.
AS: What was your favorite moment in Season 1?
AL: I love it when Bambi makes her first appearance and her fiancee is actually a guy, and how offended Harmony gets. I love Vick’s one-night stand needing to use the bathroom in the middle of the planning session. I love the cliffhanger moment at the end of the season.
SS: I really love that scene where I’m meeting Casey for the first time, and realizing how awful this wedding planning is really becoming. And the other thing I love is they kind of let me improv some things and it really comes through when they let me do that.
In Season 2, I will tell you that one of my favorite scenes is a wedding that I get to perform and they let me go completely off book and I’m with two amazing people in this wedding scene. That’s awesome.
AS: Is the wedding between people we’d expect it to be between?
SS: No, it is not. There are gonna to be some guests! And you can only imagine J in the middle of performing a commitment ceremony on any level.
AS: That sounds perfect to me.
SS: Okay. I was just making sure you guys understood how wrong that’s gonna be.
AS: Do you have any spoilers you can share with us for Season 2? I don’t want to get you in trouble.
SS: Well, let me see if I can get a spoiler in . . . There’s gonna be some unicorns. I can’t go any further than that.
AL: I don’t know what I can tell you without getting in trouble . . . except that you get to see Miguel a lot more outside of the office.
AS: Who’s the funniest person you work with on UNICORN PLAN-IT?
SS: Ashley Reed. And Brittani Nichols, who is so professional. And Miguel’s vagina is pretty amazing, as well.
AL: On set? Definitely Sherri. She is just ridiculously funny.
AS: Sherri – do you have a strategy figured out for the Autostraddle Hot 100 for next year?
SS: Well I have no game, I have no woo, I have no idea. I am open to all strategy suggestions.
AS: We could have people suggest strategies for you in the comments. It’ll be like a pointers sesh for you.
SS: Yes, some pointers would be great. Some guidelines would help at this point.
AS: I am so excited for [Season 2] I feel like it’s gonna be so hilarious.
AL: Season 2 is bigger and better. I think in Season 2 people will see how great UNICORN PLAN-IT is, meaning a lot more people were brought on to the team, so people could focus more on their first passions rather than being pressured to do everything. We brought a new director on board, Rocco, and she has been great.
AS: We’re so excited about it!
AL: Everyone should be very excited about it! I really hope there’s a Season 3.
Keep up with UNICORN PLAN-IT:
“Well I have no game, I have no woo, I have no idea.”
this is my life.
Wait. Have I been misinterpreting Croce’s character because “awkward” and “no game” are not words I would use to describe Keesha? Although that might be me projecting a lot.
Everyone is entitled to her own interpretation. Keesha always felt to me like a hopeless romantic. She has no game with women and falls in love with them before knowing their names (she’s emotionally promiscuous) …And you’ll see how awkward she is in episode 1 of this upcoming season!
I completely forgot about the bar-shutdown situation. I’ll have to rewatch the show, obvz. Because reasons.
Pretty sure I was the one projecting!;)
Shout out from Sherri. Life made.
Pointers? Hm, I don’t know maybe try dreading your hair ;)
Sherri D. Sutton! My favourite lady to have almost pretended to be my lovah just to make my sister uncomfortable. You’re a goddamned delight, lady!
Last season was hiiiilarious and clever. The banter between multiple cast members was so impressive! Here’s to no use of the “R” word this season; that shit is appalling.
What’s the “R” word? :)
And just when I thought today was the day that I’d really start doing what I’m paid to do at work.
…Maybe I’ll start tomorrow and just catch up on Season 1 today.