Chloe recently joined the cast of the HBO drama for season two as Faye. In a recent interview with Variety, she opened up about how her new-found fame has been mostly positive, but added that remarks about her appearance have been particularly "surreal".
"It's crazy how many people talk about my lips being so big… The amount of headlines that I have seen and the amount of people posting and commenting about my lips has been surreal," she said.
"It's nuts because you have to realise that I got those lips at some point in my life and nobody reacted that way — at least not to my face.
"So, it's weird to see memes and stuff about it because these topics of conversation are on my body and I didn't totally comprehend what the big deal was.
"I swear nobody in my life was like, 'Whoa Chloe those are insane', I guess this is what happens when you're now known on a much larger scale."
Chloe added however that many people have been positive and said that "it feels unreal to have so many people say they love you on the show, it really does".
Sherry Jo Matt, 57, told The Sun that she fears the Zendaya-led series - which follows a group of flawed and delinquent, pill-popping high schoolers - may glamorize hard drugs for its younger audience members.
Euphoria season 2 has quietly proved that there is a future for the show without Zendaya's character Rue at the center of it at all. The hit HBO show first debuted in 2019 with Zendaya's Rue serving as an omniscient narrator observing the lives of her classmates at East Highland High and, in its second season, Euphoria has ballooned into a full-blown phenomenon. Over the same two years, Zendaya's career has rightfully exploded, with the actress having a banner 2021, starring in Dune, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Space Jam: A New Legacy, while lining up a slew of highly-anticipated upcoming projects that could take her away from the time-consuming task of starring in an episodic television series.
Zendaya's reign has continued into 2022 with Euphoria season 2 once again proving that she's one of the greatest young actresses working today. Still, the show itself has suffered what some could call a "sophomore slump" in terms of storytelling as the show shifts its focus away from fan-favorite characters like Kat, Jules, and Maddy to focus on Nate Jacobs and his extremely toxic family, and an affair between Cassie and Nate that has proven to be controversial. Despite potential creative issues—not to mention the rumored drama behind the scenes—the show itself is more successful than ever, begging the question as to what happens with its leading lady if Euphoria continues to be renewed for years to come.
Luckily, Euphoria season 2 shows a future without Zendaya in the vein of some of the greatest teen dramas brought to the scene. While Rue's struggles with addiction have anchored the more dramatic side of the show, the other characters have proved that her story isn't absolutely necessary for the show to continue. Euphoria could easily go the route of Degrassi, introducing a new generation of teenagers at East Highland High who have their own increasingly fraught lives to deal with and at the center of it all could be Rue's sister Gia, played formidably by Storm Reid.
The production, which Howard reportedly developed, cast, and financed over just a few weeks, was so shocking that I'm surprised that someone, anyone from East Highland's administration didn't shut the whole thing down. Does this school not have a principal? Or teachers? Does school not happen at this school? In the packed auditorium (save for one suspiciously empty seat near the front) on opening night, I saw parents laughing. Kids whispering and making longing glares at each other. One really tall kid storm out during the "I Need a Hero" number. I seemed to be the only one wondering what the fuck was happening ,and how a 17-year-old staged an R-rated play with what looked like a six-figure budget. Have I lost it? Reader, if you weren't there—let me fill you in. Help me answer that question. Please.
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Our Life—we're going with that—follows the coming of age of our humble protagonist, played by Howard, who gives us glimpses of her hopes, dreams, and musings throughout the play. She also has a Little-Women-gone-wrong gaggle of misfit family and friends, including her sister (who is played with major Glenda the Good Witch energy), and childhood friend, Jade, who develops an opioid addiction after the death of her father. Now, I would say that Howard writes each character with such an odd specificity that you'd think Our Life is really Lexi's Life, but this story is far too strange to have actually gone down in the real world.