In a new interview with Variety, the musician reveals that he’ll be playing a “homie” who hangs around with Rue and Jules (played by Zendaya and Hunter Schafer) in season two. Apparently, he got the role after auditioning a second time — the first time, his character was written out of the show — and will play what he describes as a “degenerate”.
“I don’t have to do much acting,” he adds, on the character. “He’s exactly like me. It’s shit I would say and shit I would do.”
Despite the aforementioned grittiness of Euphoria season two, Fike also discusses having a good time on set with Zendaya and Schafer, saying that they are “the nicest people ever”.
“They’re both really funny,” he adds. “We were doing a scene the other day and had to keep redoing it because we just couldn’t stop laughing.”
Outside of acting, meanwhile, he’s working on his second studio album, the follow-up to his debut, What Could Possibly Go Wrong. Describing the 2020 record as “overproduced”, he says that he’s seeking less outside opinions this time around: “I’m thinking about what makes the hairs on my arm stand up. Simply put, I just try to enjoy it.”
Delayed due to coronavirus lockdowns, the much-anticipated second series of Euphoria will follow two special episodes — revolving around Rue and Jules, respectively — that dropped over lockdown. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing production here.