Zendaya shared how she celebrated her Emmys win for Euphoria. She made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the Christmas special episode of Euphoria.
The actress became the youngest winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the HBO series. She plays the role of Rue who is a teenage drug addict in Euphoria. The Spiderman alum received her award at home with her family which was also hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
The host asked her how they celebrated the win after the awards ceremony. She shared how grateful she was that her whole family was there to share that moment with her. The actress described it as a special moment and revealed that one of their friends makes the best pancakes. “So she hooked us up with pancakes. We all ate pancakes in my living room,” she added.
Zendaya added that her mother had learned a little new song on the piano that she wanted to share. Further adding, the actress revealed that her parents performed a little duet to Easy Like Sunday Morning. “My mom was still learning. It was a little choppy here and there but they got it right. It was beautiful. Yeah, it was a special little thing,” she said.
The Euphoria actress had appeared on the ABC talk show from Atlanta where she was filming her third installment of Spiderman. She made an appearance there to promote the two special episodes of Euphoria. The actress shared a sneak peek from the latest episode called Trouble Don’t Last Always.
“She has her own story of addiction and her own battle with addiction”
The clip involved a little speech from a recovering drug addict, Miss Marcia which is played by Marsha Gambles. Zendaya explained that she and Sam Levinson, who is the creator of the show, met Miss Marsha. She added they met her during the shooting of the pilot episode of season one and that she was working at a church.
“We were just taken by her charm and her personality. And her story. She has her own story of addiction and her own battle with addiction,” Zendaya said. The character of Miss Marsha was in the first season and was reprised for the special episode. She was the one who lent her words for the initial episode’s title.
The actress shared that technically it was a Christmas special because it was set on Christmas Eve. She further added that if anyone is trying to get in the mood for a happy holiday thing, she does not know if it is the right thing for them. “If you’re trying to get in the mood for a happy holiday thing, I don’t know if this is the vibe for you,” she admitted.
Zendaya had taken to her social media to announce two special episodes of Euphoria are coming to HBO pretty soon. The actress announced that the series is coming out with two special episodes soon. She tweeted, “We really missed them. Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on HBO.”
HBO has also revealed that the episode will be Christmas-themed and features Rue, played by Zendaya, celebrating the holiday season. This comes after the devastating end of season one.
Special Episode For Fans
Spoiler Alert!! For fans of the show, let’s take a recap. In the season finale, Rue relapsed after three months of sobriety. The relapse was incorporated in a touching music video to the original song, All For Us.
Some fans were scared that it was actually Rue dying instead of relapse. However, Sam Levinson has clarified that it is not the end of her character. He told an entertainment portal that Rue is not dead.
He gave a little more insight and revealed that the character has a big journey ahead of her. The show creator revealed, “It’s not something I want to cut short because of who Rue means to me as someone who has battled with addiction and come out the other side, and because I think that there’s a lot more to delve into and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue and on her family and those around her. The possibilities are endless in many ways.”
Rue’s musical relapse came right after Jules (Hunter Schafer) escaped to the city without her and while Maddy (Alexa Demie) might have acquired footage of what Cal (Eric Dane) has been up to. Kat (Barbie Ferreira) and Ethan (Austin Abrams) also finally got together, giving the finale it’s one happy ending.
It is also revealed that the two special episodes will not be a part of season two. The filming for the second installment will begin in 2021. Zendaya revealed on her appearance in Jimmy Kimmel Live! that they will go into production on the sophomore season when the coronavirus pandemic forced them into shutting down.
“We had done table reads and wardrobe fittings and all kinds of things, and then obviously everything happened,” she told guest host Ben Platt. “We got shut down, literally two days before we were about to start our first day of shooting.
The Emmy-winning actress had revealed at that time that they are planning a little bridge episode for the fans. The bridge would be filmed with a limited amount of people and it will be a little something to live on till season two.