Euphoria star Maude Apatow’s dad Judd reveals a downside to her role on the popular HBO show. Judd Apatow has a long history in the industry as a director, often of comedy films with an undercurrent of drama such as Funny People, Trainwreck, Knocked Up, and This Is 40. Apatow is known for his slate of frequent collaborators, which include Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, as well as his wife and Leslie Mann and two daughters Iris and Maude, who have appeared on-screen from a young age as a result. Maude has recently made a name for herself outside of her father’s projects, with projects like Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood and Sam Levinson’s Euphoria.
After a small role in season 1, Maude rose to a more prominent part in Euphoria season 2, which debuted this year on HBO to record-breaking viewership numbers, 16 Emmy nominations, and 6 wins. Maude stars in Euphoria as Lexi Howard, Cassie’s (Sydney Sweeney) younger sister and Rue’s (Zendaya) best friend. Season 2 saw Lexi, who acts as one of the more “normal” characters on the series, form a charming bond with Fezco (Angus Cloud) and produce an autobiographical play. After those two components made Lexi the breakout fan favorite of season 2, the future looks bright for Maude on the popular drama series.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Judd addressed his daughter’s success on Euphoria, opening up about his pride over Maude’s accomplishments. He also revealed that, as Maude’s dad, her claim to fame came with a couple downsides for him, which he described in a fittingly amusing fashion. Check out what Judd had to say below:
“Maude is on Euphoria right now. Which I’m happy about – but, you want your kids to surpass you, but not that fast. And I kind of want her to have kids, so I can have like grandkids, which would be early, but I want to be young when it happens. And she’s like, ‘Dad, I can’t have kids, I play a 16-year-old on a high school show,’ and I was, like, ‘Yeah, but I’ve seen that show, I don’t think it would be that weird.’ And then [she] could have her baby play that baby. Two salaries.”
Lexi’s Future On Euphoria Explained
Based on Maude’s impressive turn in Euphoria season 2, it’s likely that Judd will continue celebrating his daughter’s role as Lexi – and waiting for grandkids – for a while longer. Lexi will likely feature in a bigger role once again in season 3, which possibly won’t be released until 2024 due to the actors’ busy shooting schedules. Previous reports have said that Euphoria season 3 will feature a time jump, which makes sense based on the ages of the actors. If that’s the case, then Maude won’t have to worry about playing “a 16-year-old on a high school show” for much longer.
A time jump in season 3 would see the characters outside the bubble of high school, taking on more grown-up roles and giving viewers the chance to find out how much those formative years in season 1 and 2 have stuck with the characters. In a future season, Lexi’s relationship with Fez would likely be explored in more depth, complicated by the fact of Fez’s arrest at the end of season 2. And considering Lexi’s debut as a playwright, season 3 would likely see the character pursue a future as a writer while balancing her various complex relationships with Rue, Cassie, and her mother. Luckily for fans of the series, Euphoria season 3 will not mark the end of the series, so Lexi’s story won’t have to be wrapped up in one final installment.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live