Jennifer Venditti, Casting Director of Euphoria, commented on the casting process for the HBO series
jennifervenditticasting director euphoria (2019), revealed that the role of zendaya on the Serie HBO almost went to a first-time actress (via NME🇧🇷
To the Variety🇧🇷 venditti said that zendaya was always the first choice for the role of street – a troubled teen with a drug addiction – but at one point, the executive producers had their eye on an unknown talent.
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“There was a young woman who was observed on the streets by my team who was a magical person and had a similar trajectory to Rue and managed to overcome difficulties,” he said. vendittiin reference to Rue’s struggles with drug addiction.
“But with a TV show, it could be many years [de trabalho]🇧🇷 We all loved her, but when we went through the rigors of the process, we didn’t know if she could handle what it would take in terms of endurance.”
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venditti says he put the rising actress through training to play the character street in the final stages of casting, hoping to prepare her for the show’s emotional weight. However, the professional and the creator of the series Sam Levinson weren’t convinced she was ready to take on the project.
“It’s so interesting,” he added. venditti🇧🇷 “A polar opposite. because here it is zendayawho has none of Rue’s life experiences, who managed to dig the character into her own history and access her in such a beautiful way.”
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venditti also had doubts with other acclaimed characters in the series, such as Sydney Sweeneywho interprets Cassie🇧🇷 Information from The Hollywood Reporter claim that the production director did not believe that she was the right person for the role, and even said that she should not audition, because she would not get it anyway.
However, the agent Sydney Sweeney there were other customers who did tests for Cassie🇧🇷 Because of this, the actress was able to send the audition tape, in which she read the script with her mother, Lisa Mudd Sweeney🇧🇷 After that, she was hired directly. “No hate casting director. I love her now,” she assured her.
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Euphoria: season 2
the second season of euphoria premiered in January 2021 on HBO Max with episodes released weekly on Sundays at 11 pm. The plot continues following the relationship of street with Jules and her drug addiction.
In addition to the actresses, most of the cast from the first season returned for the new episodes, such as Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Jacob Elordi, Austin Abrams, Algee Smith and Alexa Demie. Recently, euphoria was renewed for a third season after record audiences.
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