Before the highly-anticipated premiere of Euphoria season two, leading lady Zendaya has released a disclaimer about the series to Instagram.
“I know I’ve said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences,” she wrote to her 121 million followers. “This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved and I can still feel your support. All my love, Daya.”
Euphoria is embroiled in difficult topics such as drug addiction, depression and sexual assault. Zendaya plays “Rue” in the series and leads a cast featuring Hunter Schafer, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demi, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, Austin Abrams, Angus Cloud, Colman Domingo, Eric Dane and newcomer Dominic Fike.
In 2020, the Spider-Man star won her first Emmy for her role in the series. In a recent interview with Teen Vogue she discussed the difficult aspects of the new season, saying, “It’s very personal to, not only ourselves and all the people who work on it, but also, to other people who have been able to relate so deeply to the characters or see their experiences being reflected through Rue.”
She continued, “I think this season’s not going to be easy, though. It’s not going to be a fun watch, I don’t think. Sometimes.”
The 25-year-old actress attended the red carpet premiere of the series on January 6 wearing a vintage Valentino gown which was first worn by Lina Evangelista in 1992.
Euphoria will stream on HBO in the US from January 9 and in Australia on Binge from January 10.