Zendaya Is Excited to Film ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

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Zendaya was bummed when filming was initially cancelled, but remains excited for her eventual return to work. The HBO drama starring Zendaya, “Euphoria” production has halted. The second season was due to air back in March 2020 but unfortunately halted due to COVID-19. Per an interview with Variety Actors on Actors issue, Zendaya speaks to “Pose” actress Mj Rodriguez expressing her yearning to return to her role of Rue on the show.

Zendaya breaks it down for us, “We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on March 16th,” explains the star. “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.” A true travesty.


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She gushes on: “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.” And so will your fans.

She exalts her role of Rue as the highest point of her career thus far: “I think all we ever wanted was for people to feel seen through our work,” she said. “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.”

Thanks for staying safe, Zen.

You can peep Variety’s full conversation with Zendaya and Rodriguez here.