Hunter Schafer says Jules' special Euphoria episode helped her get through "the worst depression"
24 February 2022, 21:51
"When I say that episode really became a lifeline, I mean it."
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Euphoria's Hunter Schafer is opening up about Jules' bridge episode and what it meant to her to co-create.
Ahead of season 2, Hunter joined forces with Euphoria creator and director Sam Levinson to co-write a special episode all about Jules. 'Fuck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob' centres on Jules in a therapy session, where she discusses and reflects on everything from mental health, body image, femininity and being trans, to her childhood and her relationships with Rue, "Tyler", and her mother.
The whole episode is powerful, impactful and emotional, allowing viewers to learn more about Jules' character on a much more intimate level – and Hunter received rave reviews for her stunning performance.
Now, in an interview with i-D, Hunter has opened up about that episode and how working on it became a "lifeline" to her in the midst of "the worst depression" she's ever experienced.
Speaking about Jules' centric special episode, Hunter said: “I feel like it really just gave us room to go deeper into her mind and her subconscious and her headspace.”
She then added that the episode arrived at the right time, as she herself was trying to work through a tough time: “I was in a very fucking raw place, you know, it was the summer of 2020. Probably coming out of the worst depression I’ve ever had, and needing somewhere to put all of that energy."
"When I say that episode really became a lifeline, I mean it," Hunter added.
Continuing on with her thoughts about the topics that she and Sam included in the episode, Hunter said: "This is a really good opportunity to put some shit on TV that has not been on TV as far as like, what's actually going on in young trans people's heads beyond, 'Oh, I'm scared what people are gonna think because I'm trans.' Like, real, spiritual, philosophical… Who am I? What does this all mean?'"
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