Earlier this week (January 21), the producers of Euphoria issued an open casting call for the much-anticipated second season, undoubtedly opening themselves up to a barrage of entries. One audition tape they might not have expected though comes from Azealia Banks.
According to Pop Crave News, the rapper posted on her Instagram Stories: “Just sent an audition tape in for @euphoria @hbo.” It’s likely Banks is auditioning for the role of Ami, a “drug addict stripper” who “hates her boyfriend”, “talks shit”, “can’t read a room”, and “can make a bad situation worse”.
While this sounds like a fairly fitting role for the musician, it’s also the only one she could really play. Other parts available are Darian, an “outsider” who’s “sensitive, vulnerable, and mischievous”, the “attractive” and “working class” Ray who has a “pure heart” and “a smile so genuine it’s not depressing” that he probably won’t go anywhere in life, and middle-aged white woman Serena, who’s “sassy and tough” and “the kind of woman who partied her whole life”.
If cast, this won’t mark Banks’ first foray into acting, as the rapper appeared in the 2005 dramatic-documentary-musical film, The American Ruling Class, in which she appears as an uncredited singing/dancing child, as well as the 2017 film Love Beats Rhymes. Banks has always been interested in acting, once sending audition tapes for TBS, Nickelodeon, and Law & Order – all without success.
The casting call for Euphoria closes on January 27 – find out how to apply here.