If you were to ask us to picture anyone else but Zendaya portraying Rue on the HBO teen drama Euphoria, we simply couldn’t do it. Not only did her unforgettable performance lead to her making history at the 2020 Emmy Awards, but it allowed her to snag noms in the acting and producing categories for this year’s Emmys.
With all of that being said, it’s kind of hard to believe that another actress was also considered for the lead role in the show. But in a recent interview with Variety, Euphoria casting director Jennifer Venditti revealed that a first-time actress was also in the running. Though Zendaya was the first choice and ultimately got the part, there was another contender as well.