By Doug Norrie | Released
Zendaya has become one of the true Hollywood stars and has shown that she can bring it to a range of different productions, whether they’re big blockbusters or hard-hitting and critically acclaimed TV series. There is more to come for the talented actress in the years to come and she will be back in one of her signature roles too. On the latter front, Zendaya has ideas of how she would like to see euphoria progress, especially as far as the story is concerned. While she’s not one of the show’s lead creatives, it stands to reason that she at least has a voice in the room. And according to a recent interview, Zendaya would like the series to eventually move away from its current setting and into a setting that could hold a treasure trove of new stories.
Zendaya spoke at length with The Hollywood Reporter about her career and specifically what it was like to work on it euphoria in recent years. There was a recap of Season 2 and how her character Rue’s arc came to a head in a really painful and raw way. But it was also discussed euphoria Season 3 and beyond what she would like to see for the series and the characters in particular. There, Zendaya seemed to think a scene change would be good and maybe necessary at some point in the show’s arc. Check out some of what she had to see about it, and now that she’s an executive producer on the show, her input is definitely important when it comes to the story.
“I think it will be exciting to explore the characters outside of high school. I want to see how Rue looks on her sobriety journey, how messy that could look. But also with all the characters, in the sense that they’re trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives when high school is over and what kind of people they want to be. ”
It’s unclear if that’s the direction they’re ultimately going Euphoria, although with any high school based series it has to be a question on everyone’s mind. While high school has a definitive end date for students, their life isn’t, and for the series, people are at the heart of the story. Seeing where each person moves after they leave the halls of high school makes perfect sense and frankly more realistic. Whether they’re able to move forward or transition the story that way remains to be seen. But it’s clear that Zendaya now has a voice in the room, something she said she’s started to build over the course of the last season.
The Executive Producer label is something stars often get with their series, although the meaning of being an EP for a show or film can vary widely. Sometimes it’s just a contractual provision, a nice window display that offers a chance at a bigger payday. However, sometimes it is because the person has a real voice when it comes to the creative process. For Zendaya, it seems more like the latter.
And the title for Zendaya is more than deserved. After all, she has an Emmy win for Best Actress in a Drama Series for euphoria Season 1 and was nominated again for the same award in Season 2. This series gets as much critical acclaim as it gets, and the actress is a big reason for that. There’s more to come on this front.