"It's a difficult season, I'm kinda in the middle of it," the 24-year-old told Teen Vogue. "I had like a 2:30 a.m. wrap time last night, we're in the thick of it."
"The show was intense. 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. So we take that very seriously. And it's definitely challenging, it's a challenging season. It's gonna be hard and 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. 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."
When it first premiered back in 2019, Euphoria, which was written and created by Sam Levinson and executive produced by Drake, was notable for not shying away from hard topics like drug addiction, trauma, sexuality, and identity. It was also noted for its queer and trans inclusion, particularly in the storyline involving main character Rue (Zendaya) and her ever-evolving relationship with her classmate and love interest Jules (played by trans actress Hunter Schafer).
While the show's two one-hour specials gave us the much-needed check-in we needed from two of our favorite characters on TV right now, it's good to know we won't have to wait that much longer for an actual, fully-realized second season to grace our TV screens, even if it's going to make emotional wrecks out of us!