Maude talked to Vogue.com about her first Saint Laurent show, Fexi and Euphoria‘s finale. Take a look at the photoshoot and article below!
VOGUE – Cast your mind back eight weeks, to the night that the first episode of Euphoria Season 2 debuted. Naturally, the HBO teen drama—infamous for its graphic sex, drug use, and copious on-screen penises—set Twitter aflame. (This week, it surpassed Game of Thrones as the most talked-about show on social media in the past decade.) And yes, memes might have been circulating of Sydney Sweeney, hand clamped to mouth and eyes bulging in the bathtub, or of Alexa Demie furiously banging on the bathroom door with both fists; but in something of a surprise, the hottest topic of conversation was the romantic interest blossoming between Fezco, played by Angus Cloud, and Lexi, played by Maude Apatow.
Immortalized over the following weeks in the hashtag #Fexi, Apatow—currently in Paris for the fall 2022 Saint Laurent show—is charmed by the fervent response to this budding relationship. “It’s so crazy, but it’s so sweet,” says Apatow. “I wasn’t expecting people to be this invested. I think it’s so nice that people make these beautiful drawings of us—all of the fans of the show are so thoughtful. But I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s just crazy that many people seem to care.” When Apatow and Cloud were reunited for the Thom Browne show at New York Fashion Week last month, it was, of course, the first topic of conversation. “I mean, he’s like family now!” Apatow adds.
This familial spirit holds true for the cast of Euphoria as a whole, she explains. “I think a big part of why we’re so close is just how much time we spend together,” Apatow says. “A lot of the reason why the show is so beautiful is that the shots are very intricate and they take a long time to set up. Going through that experience together definitely brings us closer. There’s a lot of time where we’re just shooting these party scenes and all hanging out together on set. And it’s way more fun to be with your friends than it is to be sitting alone in your trailer. To be honest, we talk about that all the time: we’re just really lucky we all like each other. I know that I’m so grateful for that.”