Zendaya Admits She Was Nervous Taking On 'Euphoria' Role

Zendaya Admits She Was Nervous Taking On 'Euphoria' Role

Zendaya‘s brand new series, Euphoria, is premiering in just two days.

The 22-year-old actress is opening up with the NY Times about how nervous she was to take on the role and finally saying goodbye to Disney for now.

On leaving Disney: “There was no strategic plan. After shooting The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man, I went back to my Disney show, which is kind of like going to college and then having to go back and do the same grade over and over again. Not that I didn’t appreciate having a job. But it’s like you turn a switch on and do it, and then you get turned off and go home. I wanted more.”

On relating to Rue: “I feel like she’s a version of myself with different choices and circumstances. Rue is a good person, she just doesn’t know it. She’s in pain. There’s something innocent and redeeming about her that reminds you that she’s a human first and an addict second.”

On how she felt about stepping into the role: “I was really nervous because I wanted to do well. It’s like going from nothing to everything — there were no steps in between. That’s why people think it’s such a stretch for me to play this character. There’s a lot of people who probably think I can’t do it because they don’t truly understand my personality. And I get it: I’m a Disney kid. There’s a lot to prove.”

Euphoria premieres Sunday, June 16th on HBO. See the trailer here!

Like Just Jared Jr. on FB
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Zendaya