“Once I say that episode actually grew to become a lifeline, I imply it.”
Hunter Schafer has opened up about her expertise of touchdown a task in Euphoria as her first massive appearing break, revealing that she was studying on the job in the course of the first season.
Hunter was initially a mannequin, having labored with the likes of Dior and Marc Jacobs, and it was by way of that work that she was requested to audition for Euphoria.
“Season one was like an excellent intense appearing course,” the 23-year-old mentioned in a current interview with i-D journal. “Even within the pilot, I bear in mind in between takes being like, ‘Oh my God, that is so fucking onerous. I do not know what I am doing.'”
She added: “I used to be actually really studying whereas making an HBO tv present, which is only a wild circumstance to be in.”
Nonetheless, it is clear for anyone who’s watched the present to see that Hunter has greater than made the position of Jules her personal. And Hunter herself feels far more settled with appearing.
“I feel I am lastly at a spot the place I am like, OK, I like this, I can preserve doing this,” she mentioned. “There’s one thing actually particular about appearing. There’s nothing fairly prefer it so far as making artwork goes.”
However Hunter hasn’t simply stopped at appearing — she’s additionally dived behind the scenes of Euphoria, having written and coproduced one of many episodes surrounding her character.
The episode, which was shot to bridge the hole between the primary two seasons, centered on Jules in dialog along with her therapist, including an additional layer of complexity to her character.
“I really feel prefer it actually simply gave us room to go deeper into her thoughts and her unconscious and her headspace,” Hunter mentioned of the episode. She added that engaged on the episode behind the scenes got here at simply the suitable time, having skilled a bout of despair not lengthy earlier than it.
“I used to be in a really fucking uncooked place, you realize, it was the summer time of 2020,” she defined. “Most likely popping out of the worst despair I’ve ever had, and needing someplace to place all of that vitality. Once I say that episode actually grew to become a lifeline, I imply it.”
Hunter went on to say that the episode was, partly, meant to discover “a 17-year-old trans lady, nonetheless determining who she is, and debating queerness inside her head — what meaning for her as a trans particular person.”
Of her ideas on writing the episode, Hunter mentioned: “It is a actually good alternative to place some shit on TV that has not been on TV so far as like, what’s truly occurring in younger trans individuals’s heads past ‘Oh, I am scared what persons are gonna suppose as a result of I am trans.’ Like, actual, non secular, philosophical… Who am I? What does this all imply?”
You possibly can learn Hunter’s full interview with i-D journal right here.