“Euphoria,” the critically acclaimed HBO drama starring Zendaya, was meant to begin taking pictures its second season in March. But due to the coronavirus, manufacturing has been placed on maintain for now.
In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors concern, Zendaya talked to “Pose” actress Mj Rodriguez about wanting to return to play Rue, the introverted highschool teenager on the middle of “Euphoria.”
“We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on March 16,” Zendaya stated. “And, literally, three or four days before that, they were shut down. I was like, ‘I was so close.’ We did camera tests and hair and makeup tests, and we got to see everybody and we had the sets were built.”
Zendaya continued, “I mean the scripts were written and I was just so excited — just to go back home is really what it feels like. But of course, this has all happened and I’m just grateful that I’m in the position I’m in. I can’t complain. I’m very lucky to be safe and healthy and still know that I have a job, ‘Euphoria,’ that will be there.”
Zendaya stated that enjoying Rue has been a profession excessive level for her. “I think all we ever wanted was for people to feel seen through our work,” she stated. “And so that’s all I want to continue to do, to show the human side of what addiction does to a person. Hopefully, I get to get back into my Chucks and do it again.”
For extra from Variety’s dialog with Zendaya and Rodriguez, read our full story here.