Even after their Shake It Up days, Bella Thorne and Zendaya are still best friends! While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the Famous in Love alum gushed over the Euphoria star’s 2020 Emmy Awards nomination.
“My goodness, I just hope she f–king wins,” Bella, 22, said. “The show is amazing. I love [creator] Sam Levinson. I love her, so I’m gonna have my fingers crossed the whole entire time. I’m going to be waiting for this acceptance speech!”
It was announced in July that Zendaya, 24, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series after she starred as Rue in Euphoria. Following the major announcement, the HBO star took to Instagram and reacted with an emotional post about her time on the show’s first season.
“I’m honestly speechless, my heart is just overflowing with love and gratitude. I’m so incredibly honored to work beside the talented people that I get to call family. I am a small piece of a big beautiful puzzle and I’m so proud of all of you,” Zendaya wrote. “Thank you to everyone out there who’s watched and given our show life, thank you @samlev00 @hbo @a24 for everything and @televisionacad for this beautiful acknowledgment, thank you, thank you, thank you. We out here Emmy nominated y’all!”
Euphoria — based on the 2012 Israeli series of the same name — first premiered in June 2019 and followed a group of high school students as they dealt with teenage issues including, the pressure of finding themselves, dealing with trauma, social media, friendship and love. Now, Zendaya and the cast are finally gearing up for their second season after filming was put on hold for a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the actress herself, season 2 is set to pick up right where the first one ended.
“I think all we ever wanted was for people to feel seen through our work,” Zendaya told Variety in June about stepping back into Rue’s shoes. “And so that’s all I want to continue to do, to show the human side of what addiction does to a person.”
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