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Dominic Fike will play Rue and Jules’ ‘homie’ in Euphoria season 2

In a new interview, the musician talks acting alongside Zendaya and Hunter Schafer, AKA ‘the nicest people ever’

According to Zendaya, the upcoming second season of HBO’s Euphoria is “not going to be a fun watch”. Working on the set, however, is a different story, according to recently-announced cast member Dominic Fike.

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.”

The role marks Fike’s acting debut, though he has played roles in music videos for Anderson .Paak and Brockhampton (see: Fike making out with Lil Nas X in Kevin Abstract’s “Count On Me” visuals). Filming the show, he says, “feels like one long music video”.

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.