I had the pleasure of interviewing a young actress by the name of Erica Gluck. You all may remember her as the original Brittany Pitts of hit television show, ‘The Game’, the daughter of Sabers wide receiver Jason Pitts and house wife Kelly Pitts.
As you may already know, ‘The Game’ was an original sitcom on The CW running for 3 seasons until its cancellation in 2009. With much persistence by loyal fans, the show was renewed, only this time, on BET networks. As expected, the show was an instant success. Unfortunately, among many changes, it had been 2 years later, and the original Brittany Pitts, played by Erica, had been replaced.
For the first time, the actress speaks on finding out about the show’s renewal, not being re-casted and what she’s been up to. We even get a bit of background information on the real Erica and future projects she has in store.
Here’s what she had to say.
Cotten Kandi: Did you always want to be an actress?
Erica: Ever since I can remember. My parents told me that my first step was a dance step, so I guess you
can say I have always wanted to be an entertainer.
CK: At what age did you get started?
Erica: I auditioned for a national Target Christmas commercial when I was 4 and got the job.
CK: How old are you now? Some reports suggest you’re 12 while others say 13.
Erica: I turned 13 July 22nd.
CK: Where are you and your family originally from?
Erica: My dad is from NY and my mom is from Philly.
CK: I read somewhere you speak Japanese. How did you learn the language?
Erica: I take Japanese at school. I am in my second year. I love sushi and the culture!
CK: How do you feel about the new installment of television show, ‘The Game’ and not being asked back to reprise your role as Brittany Pitts?
Erica: I am still a fan of the show. I was glad to be on for three seasons, but I was disappointed when I found out I was not being asked back.