For those who don’t know, in the hit HBO show Zendaya plays Rue Bennett, who is depicted as battling drug addiction and withdrawal throughout the sophomore season. Thankfully Rue didn’t die in the finale, despite the troubling fan theories that she would.
Of course, the scenes can be emotional to film, so Zendaya has revealed just how important it was having Tom—who she's been dating for (as far as we know) nearly a year now—to get her through those difficult storylines and help her detach from the show.
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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab), Zendaya said that while filming Euphoria, he must have visited the set at least 30 times—what a guy! It's no surprise we spotted him in those behind-the-scenes snaps.
Detailing what his presence meant to her, she said: “I think it's great to have that support and love around you because you need that.
“This isn't an easy job, so it's good to have that to free you up from it every now and then.”
However, Zendaya has revealed she needs a 'healthy break’ from the show, as understandably, the harrowing scenes took their toll on the actress, who was quick to issue trigger warnings ahead of each upcoming episode.
She also took the opportunity to give us another tantalizing hint about Tom’s Euphoria cameo. When asked if it was in fact him in the crowd of Lexi’s (Maude Apatow) play, she smiled and said: “I don’t know. Who knows? The world may never know.”—That’s a yes, surely?
With Euphoria season 3 confirmed, fans may very well get another Tom cameo—but if not, there may at least be more on-set snaps of him visiting and supporting his ‘MJ.’
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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