During season 2 of Euphoria, Fezco (played by Angus Cloud) and Lexi (Maude Apatow) hang out at a New Year’s Eve party where they get to know each other a bit more. Of course, fans loved the random pairing — and so does Cloud!
“I remember there was a moment where [creator Sam Levinson] spoke to both of us and was like, ‘Yeah, it might be a little thing with Lexi and Fezco,’” the 23-year-old recalled to Bustle. “We were like, ‘All right, let’s get it.’ We were already friends and s**t, so we were just like, ‘It’s lit.'”
Luckily, Apatow loved the plot point as well. “We had chemistry as friends right away in real life, which I bet is part of the reason Sam thought we would connect on screen,” she shared.
Though it may be unlikely for a theater geek and drug dealer to fall in love, Cloud had a simple answer as to why they work.
“She’s pretty, she’s smart, she’s kind,” he said. “I don’t think he got a ‘type.’ He got a type for pretty, nice, and smart.”
Additionally, Cloud, who is known for being a tough guy in the series, gets to show another side to him. “What might be surprising about Angus is that, on the show, he can have kind of a hard exterior, but he’s actually the sweetest guy. So kind. So thoughtful,” Apatow gushed.
“I love working with Maude — she’s the best. We always had a great time whenever we get to work together. She’s hilarious. She cracks me up. Maude helps with that for sure,” he said of being vulnerable in some scenes. “You gotta feel safe and comfortable to sort of open up. I always feel like that around her, so it’s not too difficult.”
Another exciting part about working on the HBO Max hit series is that Cloud also gets to work with veterans such as Eric Dane, who plays Nate’s father, Cal.
During one of the episodes, Cal walks into Fez’s gas station store with a gun, but he ultimately leaves him alone. Later on, Fez’s brother, Ashtray, finds Cal outside of their home and brings him in for questioning.
“I love working with Eric, man. He’s f**king hilarious. It’s cool to work with him because he’s been in the business for so long and, you know, I haven’t,” he stated. “It’s cool to see that even if you are in this as long as he has been, you still have some of those same struggles that I’m dealing with as a new actor and whatnot. [Like] I’m not the only one going through that or whatever, you know what I’m saying? He helps me out with that.”