On Sunday, people witnessed the return of the critically acclaimed show Euphoria on the screens for a second season. The show features Zendaya as the main lead.
The show premiered its foremost season back in 2019. It garnered positive responses from both critics and viewers. They applauded the show for its cinematography, acting, and portrayal of sensitive issues.
The first season featured many subjects that were to be put up on screens with a trigger warning. And as the second season is in the continuity of the first, this one also seems to be dealing with the same, maybe bolder issues. And therefore, the lead actor of the series Zendaya has advice for the series’ viewers.
What is the show about?
Euphoria is a show depicting the chaotic lives of high school teenagers dealing with drugs and sexual issues. The show features an ensemble cast that includes Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, and Hunter Schafer.
Zendaya plays the role of Rue Bennett, a teenage drug addict, who’s the narrator of the show. The actor was widely praised for her portrayal of the character. She even won a Primetime Emmy Award for it in 2020.
The second season is set to be broadcast on HBO and HBO Max. And for those who want to watch it right from the start, its first season is available on Disney+Hotstar for streaming.
Zendaya has a message for the viewers.
Zendaya is a major factor behind the show’s success. And the reason why people wanted the show to return for further seasons. Keeping that responsibility in mind, the actor, came up with a cautionary message for the viewers, one day before the premiere of its first episode.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 9, 2022
The message shared by her via a post on her social media page says:
“I know I’ve said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences. This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya.”
She has talked about her experience working as Rue Bennett many times before. And one common thing all these talks have always included is her saying that it’s been tough to depict such issues through the character.
Talking about playing Rue Bennett, she once shared:
“This is a very difficult show to act in, and it can be quite painful because your body doesn’t really know that any of it is not real, even if your mind does. And honestly, if you really care about the characters, which I know we all do, you just want them to make the right decision and be OK.”
“But what made it special was the fact that we were in a safe environment, inhabited by people from the top and down to the crew. I felt very protected to be able to do my best work, I was in good hands, so I knew that I could go to the places I needed to go because I had the support I needed to pull it off. They had my back, and that’s the only way you can operate with something as intense as this.”
The relevancy of the message by Zendaya.
The show is indeed a little heavy to watch due to the continuous depiction of substance abuse and nudity. However, none can discard it for its portrayal style and the acting it features.
The show is good for whoever wishes to watch it, just with a strong mind. And for what it counts, this message shared by Zendaya surely wraps up what people as an audience can expect for the show to be.