Euphoria’s Zendaya Nearly Misplaced Her Function To An Unknown Actor

After two wildly eventful seasons and a number of other standalone performances, it is laborious to think about anybody however Zendaya taking part in the function of Rue in Euphoria.

However in response to a brand new Selection interview with casting director Jennifer Venditti, the difficult function was very near going to an unknown, up-and-coming actor.

“There was a younger lady who had been road scouted by my crew who was a magical particular person and had an analogous trajectory as Rue and had come round to the opposite facet,” Jennifer stated.

“However with a TV present, it may be a few years [of work]. All of us liked her, however after we went by means of the rigor of the method, we didn’t know if she may deal with what it might take when it comes to stamina.”

Jennifer additionally shared that she and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson did join the newcomer with an appearing coach in hopes of acclimating her with the emotional strain, however in the end, they simply did not really feel like she was prepared.

However when it got here to Zendaya’s audition and efficiency, the previous Disney Channel star left Jennifer and Sam floored.

“It’s so fascinating,” Jennifer added. “A polar reverse. As a result of right here’s Zendaya, who has not one of the life experiences of Rue, who was capable of dig into her toolbox and entry it in such an attractive means.”

I could not agree extra with the unimaginable means Zendaya tackled such a posh character, however now, I am at all times going to be questioning who this thriller actor is that just about made the reduce.

To learn extra behind-the-scenes casting secrets and techniques about Euphoria, take a look at Jennifer’s full Selection interview.