Andrew Garfield Praises Zendaya Performance As The Most Remarkable He’s Seen In Recent Memory
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Andrew Garfield has given Zendaya heaps of praise for her performance in the acclaimed series Euphoria.
The two actors sat down for an interview with Variety for its actors on actors series which sees stars asking each other questions about their careers and projects.
Garfield, 38, and Zendaya, 26, crossed paths in the record-breaking 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire and it appears the Tick, Tick, Boom actor was quite a big fan of the former Disney Channel star's work on the small screen.
"I haven’t said it to you yet, and I’ve been saving it," Garfield begins. "Having seen Season 2 of your show Euphoria with our friend Sam Levinson — the brilliant creator, showrunner, director extraordinaire — I do want to make you very uncomfortable and say that it is one of the most remarkable things I’ve seen an actor do in recent memory. How?"
Zendaya replies in the most humble way with: "Thank you. I mean that. That means the world."
The pair go on to discuss Zendaya's highly praised acting in the fifth episode of the second season in which Rue - a drug addict - has a violent and devastating breakdown after Jules (Hunter Schafer) tells Rue's mum Leslie (Nika King) that she has relapsed.
Zendaya admitted that she even received messages after the episode aired in February this year from people 'checking in' on her.
On playing Rue for the last two seasons in the hit HBO show, Zendaya admitted she was worried about filming the episode.
"I think the approach was to try it as human as possible without ever shying away from the devastation and the ugliness of what that can create," she added.
Euphoria has been met with acclaim from critics and fans alike for its brutal and raw portrayal of addiction, family trauma and the high school experience.
The second season, which aired earlier this year, dealt with the build up and aftermath of Rue's addiction to drugs. The troubled teen also befriends a mysterious guy named Elliot (Dominic Fight), who she meets at a party.
HBO renewed the show for a third season which is set to air in 2024, Deadline reported at the time.
An official statement from Francesca Orsi, Vice President of HBO programming, added: "Sam, Zendaya, and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart."
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