Zendaya Would not Thoughts a Tom Holland "Euphoria" Cameo

There is a new child on the town.

Dominic Fike makes his debut in HBO's Euphoria this season, becoming a member of ZendayaHunter SchaferJacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney and extra stars within the ensemble forged.

When the casting was first introduced, little was identified about his character, Elliot, with Fike merely describing him to Variety as certainly one of Rue (Zendaya) and Jules' (Schafer) "homies." He added that the character reminds him of his youthful self, saying, "I haven't got to do a lot performing... He is precisely like me. It is s--t I'd say and s--t I'd do."

However a new trailer hints that Elliot goes to fire up much more drama between Jules and Rue, with former lovers changing into foes in a love triangle to rival all love triangles. Fike is prepared for the inevitable fan backlash, saying to Selection, "I am unable to wait to see the place individuals go together with that and for all of the hate messages I will get on my Instagram… and going into hiding. I am unable to wait."

So, we determined to look into Fike's background, seeing as he'll be an enormous a part of this season of Euphoria. Here is what we realized:

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1. He is a musician who discovered fame on SoundCloud: The Florida-born artist made it huge after publishing music on SoundCloud. He used the music platform to share his debut album, Do not Neglect About Me, Demos. When the venture went viral, a 21-year-old Fike was signed to Columbia Information. He went on to collaborate with artists the likes of Halsey, Justin Bieber and Paul McCartney

2. He went sober after some rocky years: When Fike launched his debut album in 2017, he was in jail for battery of a police officer, based on Complex. The musician informed the outlet that he "could not verify the views or reply to the homies" when he first shared the EP. As for the costs, Fike mentioned it was as a result of he was "unsuitable place, unsuitable time, cost with my brother." 

When he was signed to Columbia, he used the cash to retain a lawyer for his mom, who was dealing with drug costs. "I actually wanted cash for her lawyer, straight up," he defined. "And that is why we could not settle beneath something that what we had been working with… It was like now or by no means, they gotta get some loopy amount of cash."

In April, he informed GQ that being sober has made a huge impact on his life, saying, "I could make full songs now, and I do not hate them. I make music on my own, so I should be sober to know easy methods to plug this s--t in right here. I am so pleased with how far my music has come. I am increasing my information."

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3. Euphoria is his first performing gig: Season two of Euphoria will mark Fike's debut as an actor. Previous to reserving the function of Elliot, he has solely appeared in his music movies, which helped him put together for the present. He joked to Selection that Euphoria "looks like an extended music video."

4. His girlfriend is actress Diana Silvers: The musician despatched the Booksmart actress a demo of his tune "Peanut Butter Bagel" and, as he informed GQ, "the remainder is historical past."

The couple retains their relationship personal, with few photos of one another on their respective social media profiles. But it surely appears Fike is in for the lengthy haul, telling Diana within the interview, "I would like you to return to certainly one of my reveals and I need to go to certainly one of your premieres. Simply cute s--t like that."

Season two of Euphoria returns to HBO on Sunday, Jan. 9.

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