‘Euphoria’: Why Hunter Schafer Calls Zendaya Her ‘Closest Collaborator’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Euphoria stars Hunter Schafer and Zendaya

Hunter Schafer could have gotten her begin with modeling, however from the second she graced the display screen as Jules within the hit HBO present, Euphoria, it was clear that she was meant to be an actress as effectively. Though Euphoria was Schafer’s first performing enterprise, her pure expertise and presence made her a real breakout star. In the collection, Schafer breathes life into her character, Jules. A mysterious but fascinating presence, Jules navigates by means of complicated points like love, abuse, gender id, and blackmail.

Euphoria stars Hunter Schafer and Zendaya
Hunter Schafer and Zendaya | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE

While the function has as undoubtedly been life-changing for Schafer, it has been troublesome for her to navigate at instances. As the function is essentially primarily based on the mannequin’s life, it requires her to relive a few of the darker and harder facets of her previous. Fortunately, Schafer is surrounded by a really tight-knit forged and crew who’ve supplied her tons of assist all through her performing journey. In the previous few months, Schafer has gotten notably shut together with her Euphoria co-star, Zendaya.

The influence of Euphoria

Both Schafer and Zendaya, who headlines the present as Rue, have been very forthcoming in regards to the deep friendship they’ve cultivated whereas filming the present. In reality, they just lately teamed as much as present a Euphoria superfan with a beautiful expertise. When a younger teen noticed Zendaya out at a restaurant she approached the actress to let her know the way impactful the present had been for her. As a trans lady, she notably associated to Schafer’s character of Jules and was completely satisfied to see somebody much like her represented on display screen. Seeing how essential Euphoria was to the fan, Zendaya FaceTimed Schafer to have a dialog and photograph with the fan.

Hunter Schafer’s shut reference to Zendaya and Sam Levinson

But Schafer and Zendaya aren’t simply nice mates, they’re additionally nice co-workers. In a current interview with V Magazine, Schafer was requested who her closest inventive collaborator was and he or she shortly named the Shake It Up alum. “I don’t know if I’ve ever labored nearer with anybody than Zendaya on Euphoria. It was such an in depth course of, and a really intimate one,” the 21-year-old shared. Schafer additionally named Euphoria’s author and creator as another person she felt notably near artistically and whoose life served as fodder for Rue’s character. “And also Sam Levinson, who helped me get to those places I hadn’t been since I was a teenager,” Schafer shared.

What are Schafer’s hopes for Jules in Euphoria Season 2

With season two dropping someday this 12 months, Schafer might be spending loads of time together with her two closest collaborators once more quickly. But simply what does the actress hope for her character in Euphoria’s sophomore season? “Ooh…I know she has dreams, which she stated in the first episode. Which is just what I did in a way: escaping to New York, and working or interning in fashion…And that was [part of the character] before I was even cast, so it was really freaky to see that written into the script. So, I feel like that’s definitely her path,” Schafer shares. We can’t wait to see what Jules and the remainder of the sturdy characters get into subsequent season.

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