Storm Reid, who plays the younger sister of star Zendaya’s character Rue in HBO’s Euphoria, has already had an impressive career. She is one of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Emmy Award and has been featured in critically acclaimed films like A Wrinkle in Time and 12 Years a Slave. Recently, she sat down with SPINOFF to talk about her character Gia Bennett, her career, and why she loves being a part of Euphoria. Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue’s Younger Sister

The Genre

Euphoria is a show that follows the lives of high school students as they grapple with love, sex, and drugs. It’s an intense and often graphic show that doesn’t shy away from controversial topics. Storm Reid plays Gia Bennett, Rue’s younger sister, who is trying to find her place in the world. I spoke to Storm about her experience playing Gia and what it’s like to be a part of such a groundbreaking show.

What I Really Liked About the Show

Euphoria is a gritty and realistic portrayal of what it’s like to be a teenager today. The show doesn’t shy away from tough topics like addiction, mental health, and sexuality. I really appreciated that the writers didn’t try to make the characters too perfect or woke. Instead, they allowed the characters to make mistakes and grow from them. storm reid did an amazing job as gia bennett, rue’s younger sister. she was so sweet and innocent in contrast to her older sister rue. she was still learning how the world worked but she had so much hope for the future. her relationship with malika was also one of my favorite parts about this season because malika took such good care of her. it broke my heart when gia told malika she felt invisible around her friends because malika has always been there for her

Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue's Younger Sister
Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue’s Younger Sister

Her Thoughts on Sexuality in YA

I think it’s important for teenagers to see themselves represented on TV and in movies. It’s so important for young people to feel seen and heard, especially when it comes to their sexuality. I’m so proud to be a part of a show that is telling these kinds of stories. I love how they are giving different voices the opportunity to tell their stories through this medium and the opportunity to give them a voice.

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I hope that it gives kids who might not have been able to talk about this stuff at home or at school someone they can relate to, but also help start some conversations with their parents. I know when my parents talked with me about puberty it made me feel really comfortable talking about things like that from then on out because we had started the conversation early.

A Standout Performance

In HBO’s new series Euphoria, Storm Reid stars as Gia Bennett, the younger sister of main character Rue (played by Zendaya). It’s a breakout role for the young actress, who delivers a standout performance in the show. It was a great opportunity to play someone so different from myself, she says. Gia is one of those characters where you can just pour your heart and soul into it.

Is Gia from Euphoria mixed?

No definitive answer has been given about Gia’s ethnicity on the show, but actress Storm Reid is biracial. She has said in interviews that she drew upon her own experiences as a mixed girl growing up in the South to inform her portrayal of Gia. In a recent interview with InStyle, she talked about how it felt to watch herself on screen and see people who looked like her. When I was watching the series for the first time and I saw me , I just wanted to tell myself: ‘You are so beautiful!’

Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue's Younger Sister
Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue’s Younger Sister

I feel so fortunate that this role is being shared with other people who look like me, she continued. That means they’re going to get so much more of an opportunity than I did.

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How old was Storm Reid in Euphoria season1?

Storm Reid was born in 2003, making her 16 years old during the filming of Euphoria season 1. She first caught the acting bug at age 8, when she was cast as the lead in a school play. When she was cast as Gia Bennett on Euphoria, she saw it as an opportunity to explore a character who is going through many of the same things she herself was experiencing at that age. Storm did an amazing job portraying Gia and earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

How old is Gia Bennett?

Gia Bennett is 17 years old. She is the younger sister of Rue Bennett, the main character in Euphoria. Gia is a high school student and an athlete. She is also a talented musician. She has been accepted to Stanford University for her academics but needs to get her grades up for athletics.

Gia deals with abandonment issues due to being abandoned by her father when she was young.

Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue's Younger Sister
Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue’s Younger Sister

Gia suffers from anxiety because she believes that everyone leaves eventually and this leads to reckless behavior like excessive drinking or drug use.

How old is Storm Reid Euphoria?

At just 16 years old, Storm Reid is already a veteran of the entertainment industry. She got her start in Hollywood at the age of 7, when she appeared in the film adaptation of Madea’s Big Happy Family. Since then, she’s gone on to star in films like A Wrinkle in Time and 12 Years a Slave. Now, she’s taking on the role of Gia Bennett in HBO’s Euphoria.

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Is rues full name Ruby Euphoria?

Yes, Rue’s full name is Ruby Euphoria. storm reid did an amazing job playing her younger sister Gia Bennett. I loved how they showed the sibling relationship between the two girls. It was very realistic and believable. The whole storyline of Rue being a mixed girl with a white father and black mother really tugged at my heartstrings. I found myself crying more than once. What are your thoughts on Euphoria?

Who is the most likable character in Euphoria?

The most likable character in Euphoria is Storm Reid as Gia Bennett, Rue’s younger sister. She is a kind and caring person who always looks out for her family and friends. Even though she goes through some tough times, she always manages to stay positive and upbeat. Additionally, she is a great role model for young girls everywhere. She sets the bar high with her commitment to academics, even if it means not spending time with friends. She proves that you can be a responsible adult while still being true to yourself and having fun.

She was one of the first people to make me feel comfortable at my new school when I transferred into junior year after I was kicked out of my old school because of an incident involving drugs which wasn’t mine at all.

Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue's Younger Sister
Euphoria Star Storm Reid on Playing Gia Bennett, Rue’s Younger Sister

Final Thought

Euphoria has been praised for its groundbreaking portrayal of teenage life, and a big part of that is due to the show’s amazing cast. Storm Reid is one of the standouts as Gia Bennett, Rue’s younger sister. In an interview with Variety, Reid talked about what it was like to play such a complex character. I think the most challenging thing about playing Gia was really understanding her voice, she said. She’s this 16-year-old girl who just likes to have fun, but at times I had to remind myself that she comes from a certain background.

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