Zendaya’s poignant portrayal of Rue in Euphoria stirred differing opinions about that show. However, beyond the controversial storyline of troubled characters, is one of hope and redemption.
Zendaya spoke her heart about what she really wanted out of the series.
“It is my hope for people watching that they still see (Rue) as a person worthy of their love. And worthy of their time, and that she has a redemptive quality still, and that we still see the good in her even if she can’t see it in herself”.
“I think that if people can go with her through that and get to the end, and still have hope for her future, and watch her make changes and steps to heal and humanize her through her sobriety journey and her addiction, then maybe they can extend that to people in real life. If you can love her, then you can love someone struggling with the same thing, and maybe have a greater understanding of the pain they are facing, that is often out of their control. So far for me, that is the most important thing.”
“I care a lot about her deeply. I also care about the people who care about her, because I think many of them share her story or addiction and sobriety, and many of them share a lot of her emotional disorders, and I think it’s important that we continue to have that love for her.”
“Remember that we are not the worst mistakes we’ve made. And that redemption is possible.”
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