Zendaya Teases 'Euphoria' Season 2, Says New Episodes Are 'Intense'

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Zendaya recently opened up about the upcoming season of HBO's Euphoria.

During an interview with Teen Vogue on July 19, Zendaya, who plays recovering teen drug addict Rue Bennett, admitted that when it comes to filming the series' second season, she found production to be "difficult."

"It's a difficult season, I'm kinda in the middle of it. I had like a 2:30 a.m. wrap time last night, we're in the thick of it. But, you know, the show was intense," she explained.

Zendaya Is Sensitive To The Connections Fans Have Made

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"And it's very personal to, not only ourselves and all the people who work on it, but also, to other people who have been able to relate so deeply to the characters or see their experiences being reflected through Rue," Zendaya continued.

According to Zendaya, she and the rest of the cast and crew of Euphoria take the connections their viewers have to the characters of the show "very seriously."

"It's definitely challenging, it's a challenging season. It's gonna be hard," she teased.

Devastation Is Coming To 'Euphoria'

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Zendaya went on to suggest that certain things coming to the popular series may be upsetting to viewers.

"It's gonna be devastating sometimes, but I think Rue really deserves all of that care when it comes to her character, because I think she represents a lot for so many people. And I hope to make those people proud with our depictions of Rue [and] where all the characters go," Zendaya stated. "I think this season's not going to be easy, though. It’s not going to be a fun watch, I don't think. Sometimes."

Filming On 'Euphoria' Season Two Was Put On Hold Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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In June of last year, while speaking to Variety for their Actors on Actors issue in June 2020, Coleman opened up about the challenges faced by the series as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We were supposed to go back to work, I believe, on March 16,” Zendaya said. “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.”

Zendaya Coleman Is Excited To Be A Part Of 'Euphoria' Season Two

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Continuing on to Variety, Zendaya said that while she was disappointed when filming was shut down, she's grateful to be a part of the show.

"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," she noted.