SPOILER: Don’t read if you haven’t seen episode 7 ”EuphoriaSeason 2.
Lexi Howard is arguably one of the most underrated and underused characters Sam LevinsonTeenage feverish dream “Euphoria”, filled with sequins and tenderness, finally got more of a goal than being a partner of her sister Cassie (Sidney Sweeney) and best friend (ish) Ru (Zenda) in Season 2. Lexi fans in the role Maud Apatowsaw how the hero not only opens a potential romantic relationship with another favorite fan of Fesc (Angus Cloud), but also works on his main work in the school theater, a play that always be a supporting character and never in the spotlight – not even in his own life.
In the 7th series of the second season of the show called “Theater and its twin” viewers are given an idea of Lexi’s complex relationship with young women around her, her parents, mother and herself. Meanwhile, the problems that Cassie and Roux are struggling with are given much more attention through the metatheatrical production of which Apatov spoke. Variety it was fun but hard to shoot – a difficulty that is evident when watching a confusing episode.
Lexi’s theatrical debut ends with a high note – literally – like Austin Abrams, who plays the guy Kat Ethan in the show, dresses his hips in golden spandex with crowds of high school students dressed in what can only be called “football, but make it sexy”, dances around him to the tune of Bonnie Tyler “Holding Out for a Hero” and bright “workout” poses. The choreography, orchestrated by Ryan Heffintant, throws Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) the middle finger, and Abrams was thrilled to shoot it.
“We filmed it for three days and it was a lot of work. It took a lot of exercise. In those days I performed this dance a million times. But I loved the dance, I loved the guys I danced with, and it was very real, ”Abrams said Variety during a press conference in January. “I liked the energy shared by the performers, the actors and the audience because there was a crowd.”
Abrams has fond memories of Tyler’s pop anthem. His earliest recollection of the song was when he first heard it in “Shrek 2” as a child. “It’s one of those songs that makes me so happy. Honestly, it creates a great mood for everyone. “
The plot of the play, according to Apatov, was a “collaboration” with Levinson, who is known for being the sole arbiter in writing decisions for “Euphoria”.
“It was practically inspired by my school play I staged. Everyone in the theater department hated me, but I really wanted to do a good job, ”Apatau said. Trying to explain the logic of why a more introverted, neurotic and shy character like Lexi would blow up his whole family and friends in front of a crowded audience, Apatov thinks her character felt that the production was the only thing she felt. controlled as something that made her life feel focused. Finally, Lexi was not on the sidelines – she was in the center of the stage.
Apatov was not involved in theater since school. Although it was a grueling job to film each section, she was thrilled to play with Abrams and other “correspondents” in the play.
“It took a long time to film this sequence because it was very difficult,” Apatov said. “There were a lot of pictures of the audience that needed to be considered … Sam had to make sure that the shots in the play were related to real memories and they had to be perfectly designed and intertwined.”
When Variety Speaking to Apatus, the actor has yet to see the final or full product of his episode of “It Girl,” but she hopes they managed to do so. “We felt very good at the moment,” Apatov said.