Zendaya Opens Up About Rue's Character Journey in Euphoria
Zendaya Opens Up About Rue's Journey in "Euphoria": "She Has a Redemptive Quality Still"
The latest episode of "Euphoria" had fans on Twitter full of praise for actor Zendaya and full of empathy for her character in the show, Rue. In the new season, Rue battles with drug addiction more than ever and struggles to be truthful to the people around her as a result. Following the episode, Zendaya once again shared a powerful message on Instagram about "Euphoria," opening up about her character's journey and how viewers at home who can relate to her can extend their empathy to those around them.
"I think in this show, and this season more specifically, [Rue] hits rock bottom," Zendaya began. "It's my hope for people watching that they still see her as a person worthy of their love. And worthy of their time, and that she has a redemptive quality still, and that we still see the good in her even if she can't see it in herself. I think that if people can go with her through that, and get to the end, and still have hope for her future, and watch her make the changes and steps to heal and humanize her through her sobriety journey and her addiction, then maybe they can extend that to people in real life."
The actor continued: "If you can love her, then you can love someone that is struggling with the same thing, and maybe have a greater understanding of the pain they're facing, that is often out of their control. So for me, that is the most important thing. I care about her deeply. I also care about the people who care about her, because I think many of them share her story of addiction and sobriety, and many of them share a lot of her emotional disorders, and I think it's important that we continue to have that love for I don't know, that was a long-winded way of just saying that I think it's important that we have characters that are flawed. And remember that we are not the worst mistake we've ever made. And that redemption is possible."
See Zendaya's full statement ahead.