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Ignacio Serricchio Interview

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 11:20am

Ignacio Serricchio Joins Cast
The Young and the Restless welcomes Ignacio Serricchio to the cast as Detective Alex Chavez. Serricchio will play a streetwise undercover cop from New York. Look for Serricchio to begin airing on Friday, December 7. Check out the interview below to learn more about the latest addition to the Y&R family! 

On landing this role…
[The Young and the Restless Executive Producer] Jill [Farren Phelps] gave me my first big job that really started my career. … Jill approached me a couple of months ago with the idea of this character. [I told her,] ‘I would do anything for you!' I like working with her. She creates a fun environment.

Jill knows me very well. I'm all about having fun and being creative. There's nothing else that interests me. We understand each other.

That's why I'm in the business I am – to be creative, bounce ideas off each other.

On character role…
My mom's thrilled that I'm not playing a bad guy. [I've taped] three episodes and I haven't killed anyone yet!

[The character is] very sarcastic [with a] dry humor. He's direct and to the point. He wants info, and he's going to get it. He can read people—knows when they're lying. [And he] enjoys watching people try to make things up.

On return to Daytime television…
I feel like I never left… It was great.

It challenges you. You have to be on your toes. [It's important to] take notes and apply them immediately. It's the closest thing to theatre in the TV/film world, and I love theatre.

On other hobbies…
[I enjoy] happy eating, being outdoors and scuba diving. I'm in the water twice a week diving for lobster.

[I'm involved in] standup/improv around L.A. [I'm also] writing new material, [which] keeps me on stage.