HomeCelebrity'Euphoria' Director Sam Levinson Faces Accusations By Director Petra Collins Of Ripping...

‘Euphoria’ Director Sam Levinson Faces Accusations By Director Petra Collins Of Ripping Off Her Ideas

‘Euphoria’ is undoubtedly one of the best series to be released recently. The Zendaya starrer has also received multiple Emmy nominations and even went on to win in multiple categories. Director Sam Levinson has been praised a lot for the teenage coming-of-age drama.


However, in a recent interview with Punkt, actress Petra Collins revealed that she was ripped off her ideas about the show by Sam Levinson. So let’s take a look at what she has to say and what happened.

Related: Sam Levinson Teases What Audience Can Expect From Season Three Of Zendaya-Starrer ‘Euphoria’

Did Sam Levinson Rip Off Petra Collins’ Aesthetics?

Zendaya in Euphoria

Sam Levinson has been blamed before as well for ripping off female directors. Amy Seimetz has also alleged Levinson of stealing her ideas. And now Petra Collins has joined the club as well. 


Fans are angry with the controversial director for not giving credit where it is due. HBO is also facing the burn. With Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ becoming one of the biggest hits of 2023, female directors are taking over Hollywood. 

Petra Collins is shining bright in the spotlight for her collaboration with Olivia Rodrigo. She is the director behind two of her biggest hit music videos Vampire and ‘Bad Idea Right?’

In Case You Missed: Watch: ‘Euphoria’ Star Dominic Fike Strips On Stage During Live Show In Viral Video


Petra Collins’ Old Interview Comes To Light

Petra Collins
Petra Collins

An old interview of the actress and director with the Hungarian publication Punkt has resurfaced. In the interview, she talked about how she was approached by Levinson to direct Euphoria‘. She even said that the show was “inspired by [her] photos.

“I moved to L.A. and worked for HBO for about five months,” Petra Collins told the publication. “I was like, ‘I am directing the show.’ I created a whole world for it, did the casting, whatever. [And at] the last minute, HBO was like, ‘We are not hiring you because you are too young.’”

However, Petra shared, “A year later, I walked out of my apartment and saw this billboard [for Euphoria], and it’s exactly what I am, as a copy of my work.” She continued to say, “I started crying. I was so shocked. I mean, it happens to me so many times in my career but not on a scale like that.”


You Might Also Like To Read: Why Zack Snyder Thinks ‘Euphoria’ Is Riskier For Film Adaptation?

Nilova Jasu
Nilova Jasuhttps://firstcuriosity.com/
Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.