Entertainment, Mental Health

Zendaya, Euphoria’s Season 2 is “not going to be a fun watch”

Is it trauma if it’s on TV?

words by: Alee Kwong
Sep 19, 2021

As traumatic as Euphoria‘s inaugural season was, the hit HBO show that spotlights mental health has people wanting more. In an interview with Teen Vogue (July 19), Zendaya reveals that the second season will be “intense.” When asked about Rue’s growth in the upcoming season, she replied, “It’s a difficult season, I’m kinda in the middle of it. I had like a 2:30AM wrap time last night, we’re in the thick of it. And it’s very personal to, not only ourselves and all the people who work on it, but also, to other people who have been able to relate so deeply to the characters or see their experiences being reflected through Rue. So we take that very seriously.”


Zendaya also explained the care that went into Rue’s storyline and how much consideration for the audience was upheld by saying, “And it’s definitely challenging, it’s a challenging season. It’s gonna be hard and it’s gonna be devastating sometimes, but I think Rue really deserves all of that care when it comes to her character, because I think she represents a lot for so many people. And I hope to make those people proud with our depictions of Rue [and] where all the characters go. I think this season’s not going to be easy, though. It’s not going to be a fun watch, I don’t think. Sometimes.”


Suffice to say, Zendaya has been keeping herself extraordinarily busy with some heavy hitter projects. In October 2020, Zendaya and co-star (but now IRL love interest) Tom Holland started production on the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home. Prior to working on Spider-Man: No Way Home, Zendaya had just wrapped up filming yet another rendition of the 1965 science-fiction novel, Dune. HBO President, Casey Bloys, told Deadline that Euphoria season two would begin filming in “early 2021” so it’s safe to assume that season two is slated for late 2021 or early 2022.



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