Euphoria star Zendaya recently discussed her hopes for Euphoria Season 3. During a special screening for the show in December 2022, the Hollywood actress revealed what she wants to see when the show returns for season 3.

Zendaya plays Rue Bennett in Euphoria

Zendaya plays Rue Bennett

Zendaya plays Rue Bennett, a non-binary lesbian character in Euphoria. Season 2 wasn’t a great season for Rue overall, but the final two episodes certainly showed some light at the end of the tunnel. The character hit rock bottom with her drug addiction, and after a very tense episode in which she tried to literally run from her problems, Rue decided it was finally time for her to get clean.

Euphoria season 3 promises to be exciting

In the final moments of Season 2, Rue revealed she managed to stay clean the rest of her school year, and the finale showed she managed to make amends with several people in her life, minus Jules. Rue said reconciling with Jules would take time, and their final conversation in Season 2 made it clear both weren’t quite ready to move forward after Jules told Rue’s mother about her relapse. Time will tell if the two make amends, but in the meantime, she’s regained her old friend Lexi, which is a plus.

Zendaya wishes the best for her character

Zendaya wants to see brighter days for her character Rue Bennett. She sat down with her co-stars Sydney Sweeney, Hunter Schafer, and Maude Apatow and opened up about what she wishes for Rue in Season 3.

During Euphoria’s special screening of Season 2’s fifth episode, titled “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird” in which Rue runs from the police and her mother from taking her to rehab, after exposing Cassie(Sydney Sweeney)’s secret relationship with Nate (Jacob Elordi). Zendaya shared,

“There was a much sadder ending to this season, and so we were thinking, ‘We can’t leave her here, she means too much to us.’ I think, collectively, as a people, we all needed a little bit of hope. We needed something to look forward to, some goodness and some joy, and trying to find that in a very painful time.”

Later on during the talk, Zendaya opened up about her one hope for Rue in the show. That hope was for Rue to ‘literally just be alive and maybe enjoy it’. She also wants her character to be happy and have some joy in her life. She went on to mention Levinson, who based the character Rue on his own experiences with addiction saying,

“And I know that she can do it because Sam wrote it, and Sam is Rue, and he’s done it. He’s proof that there is hope for Rue and anyone like Rue, and from the beautiful letters and people who have reached out — I am so grateful for those experiences when somebody comes up to me, and they speak about Rue and how they’ve connected to her or whatever part of their healing journey she has been able to be a part of. To me that is the greatest, greatest gift I can ever ask, it gives me euphoria and purpose in what I do.”

Season 3 promises to be an exciting one and we’re eagerly waiting to see what lies ahead for Rue Bennett. Do share your thoughts regarding Zendaya’s character and what you expect to see next season.