Euphoria season 2 introduced Chloe Cherry’s Faye, a blue-eyed blonde with big pink lips and a love of short shorts. Thanks to series creator Sam Levinson, the HBO drama marks Cherry’s television debut. The 24-year-old says that when she arrived on set for her first acting gig, there was one specific co-star she bonded with the most.
Sam Levinson found the ‘Euphoria’ star in the adult film industry
Before landing the role on Euphoria, Cherry was a star in the adult film industry. According to Variety, Levinson found out about Cherry thanks to a porn parody video she starred in where she portrayed Hunter Schafer’s character Jules.
Cherry — who hails from America’s Amish capital Lancaster, Pennsylvania — says that she was first drawn to the adult industry because of the freedom and expression that it gave her after “feeling so repressed for a long time.”
Chloe Cherry was a fan of the HBO series before she landed the role of Faye
Cherry revealed that when Levinson reached out to her, she was immediately excited to be part of a show she loved. She was also happy for the opportunity to act in more traditional TV roles. She says she doesn’t usually become that obsessed with a show. But Euphoria was different.
“I was already following every single cast member [on social media] and as we were shooting, I would notice that I already knew people’s names on the set even if they had really tiny parts because I had already been so into the show,” Cherry explained. “I thought it was so amazing — everything about it. Going on set has been the ultimate experience of a lifetime.”
Chloe Cherry bonded the most with one specific ‘Euphoria’ star
During her time on set in season 2, Cherry says that there was one co-star in particular that she became closest to — Angus Cloud (Fezco). And, she says there was a good reason why.
“He is truly a really nice guy and he’s funny!” she explained. “He was the easiest for me to connect with because I love people who are hilarious and super chill, and he is. He was easy to work with, too. We had a lot of scenes together. I also enjoyed getting to know Tyler [Chase] and Javon [Walton].”
She can ‘totally relate’ to Faye
Cherry describes her character as someone she can “totally relate” to. She says she’s a “very sweet girl that likes to hang out and have fun.” Faye also likes her friends, and to do nice things for people.
Cherry admits that Faye wasn’t necessarily raised “in the best of circumstances” and she didn’t have the happiest experiences. And this is why she has “a tough exterior that might make her seem scary sometimes.”
“I think she’s kind to a fault. She has a good sense of style and she’s trying to find good people in her life and she’s trying to find what would make her feel good, but it’s difficult because she’s an addict and she’s not fully herself right now. We’ve all been through hard times, and I think we can all relate to a desire to improve our situation,” Cherry explained.
‘Euphoria’ Chloe Cherry star would love to do comedy and horror
If she gets the chance to do more traditional TV roles, Cherry believes she would do well in both comedy and horror. She says she tried to bring that to Faye because the character is “sort of comedic relief” and also “kind of scary.” She explained that she likes “invoking those mixed feelings in the viewer.”
“This show really did create a fantasy land and this whole universe for us to play with and I’m just so happy to be able to exist in something like this, and look like a colorful, dreamy little fairy while doing it,” Cherry added.
In addition to acting, Cherry recently branched out into the world of modeling. She just walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Euphoria seasons 1 and 2 are now playing on HBO Max.