Ferreira, who plays Kat Hernandez on the series, reportedly had strong creative differences with the show’s creator over her character.
During the shooting of Euphoria season 2, actress Barbie Ferreira, who plays Kat Hernandez on the HBO show, has reportedly walked off set several times due to creative differences over her character with creator Sam Levinson. The hit teen drama series first hit HBO in June 2019 and was hailed by critics and fans alike who praised the show’s handling of heavy topics, the writing and performances of the ensemble cast. Euphoria season 2 is currently airing on the network and HBO Max since January 9.
Euphoria follows a large group of teenagers in the East Highland town as they navigate a dangerous world of drugs, addiction, love, sex and identity. The series is narrated by Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a struggling drug addict who comments on the lives of all her peers as they grapple with these serious topics. Join Ferreira in EuphoriaThe cast includes Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Angus Cloud and Eric Dane.
In an article by The everyday beasta lot of Euphoria Season 2’s behind-the-scenes dramas were revealed, including the arguments certain stars may have had with Levinson. In detail, the actress reportedly spoke to Levinson about the direction her character was going, explaining her distaste for the story, but the conversation clearly went south, which led to the actress storming off the set and Levinson eventually getting into her scenes. the show shortened . The rest of the article also reveals that other stars disagree with Levinson and furthermore HBO is said to have disliked the direction the show was heading.
This isn’t the first time concerns about Ferreira’s character have been shared, as since the new season kicked off, fans immediately noticed that Kat was taking a full back seat in the show’s ensemble in favor of other characters. Combined with the fact that Ferreira was not present at the premiere of Euphoria season 2 with the rest of her castmates, many began to wonder what went on behind the scenes. Kat was noted as one of the most prominent characters of the first season, as a symbol of body positivity when she developed a romance with Austin Abram’s Ethan. Currently, the character plays a prominent role in the background and only comes to the fore when she is concerned about her relationship and seems narcissistic to many.
With such drastic creative differences between the show’s leader and its stars, the direction Euphoria Season 3 could last remains unclear. Additionally, since HBO reportedly disagrees with Levinson’s direction for the show, it seems that future seasons could potentially have some influence beyond Levinson, as the writer-director is the only creative overseeing these aspects. Euphoria Season 2 is gearing up for the final two episodes premiere, with the penultimate episode airing this week, followed by the finale, which could hint at what awaits Kat and other fan-favorite characters in the future.
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Source: The Daily Beast
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