Yousef Erakat has upward of 10 million YouTube subscribers for fouseyTUBE and won the 2016 Entertainer of the Year honors at the Streamy Awards, and yet he said during his acceptance speech at the Streamys that he might also be the most hated personality on YouTube. And still, he reads the comments. Yousef sat down with me to talk about how he went from theater classes to vlogging to prank videos and now to movie theaters. He appeared onscreen in 2016 in Tyler Perry’s Boo: A Medea Halloween, and stars in the new YouTube Red Original movie from Awesomeness Films, We Love You. It’s out Nov. 22.
So let’s get to it!
For background, here’s Erakat’s acceptance speech at the 2016 Streamy Awards:
Here’s the trailer for We Love You, out Nov. 22, 2016, on YouTube Red, and Dec. 6 on iTunes, where it’s available for pre-order already:
“When best friends Noah (Justin Dobies) and Ford (Yousef Erakat) realize they’ve both fallen for the same girl, neither of them want to give her up. But when free-spirited Callie (Lele Pons) agrees to date both of them, it seems like they’ve stumbled on the perfect relationship.”