Zendaya recently opened up about her role as a teenage drug addict in HBO’s new series, Euphoria. The 21-year-old actress plays Ruby Rue Bennett, who is struggling to find her place in the world after she was forced to get clean following years of partying and abusing drugs and alcohol. While Rue struggles with sobriety, she also serves as the series’ narrator as her experiences are intertwined with the story lines of other characters. Euphoria Star Zendaya Opens Up About Playing Teenage Drug Addict Ruby Bennett
Who is Zendaya from Euphoria?
Zendaya is an American actress and singer. Born in Oakland, California, she began her career appearing as a child model when she was four years old. She went on to appear in film and television roles, including a recurring part on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up as Rocky Blue from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, she was a contestant on the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. From 2015 to 2018, she starred as K.C. Cooper on the Disney Channel series K.C., earning international acclaim for her performance in 2016’s The Greatest Showman (starring Hugh Jackman). Her self-titled debut studio album (2014) reached number 18 on the US Billboard 200 chart while her second album Thank You reached number 33 in 2018
What makes this show different from others?
Euphoria is a show that follows the life of a teenage drug addict, Ruby Bennett. What makes this show different from others is that it does not shy away from the realities of addiction and mental illness. It also shows how addiction can affect not just the addict, but also their family and friends. Euphoria is a powerful and unflinching look at addiction and mental illness, and it is one of the most realistic portrayals of these issues on television today.