‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Gushes in Yiddish During Interview About Highly Anticipated Season Finale (VIDEO)
Scandal star Bellamy Young used a popular Yiddish phrase on Thursday during an interview with Good Morning America about her show’s highly anticipated season finale.
When GMA correspondent Lara Spencer reminded the actress that her character, First Lady Mellie Grant, was originally supposed to be included in just two or three episodes, Young said, “Kina hora pu pu pu, yes, I was supposed to be there for just a second.”
The Yiddish phrase “Kina hora” translates as “without the evil eye” and is intended to keep away bad luck. It can also be pronounced “Kein Ayin Hora.”
Young, who is not Jewish, continued saying, “I wanna stick around for as long as she’ll have me,” referring to Scandal director Shonda Rhimes.
Young and some of her co-stars visited Israel in 2013 with America’s Voices in Israel, a division of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. She said she found the six-day tour inspiring and “transcendental,” the Times of Israel reported.
“There’s a scope of history,” Young said. “So many stories from everyone.”
Watch Bellamy Young break out the Yiddish in the video below (02:45):