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  • -You know my next guest as Jules

  • from the hit show "Euphoria,"

  • which is back with a special episode this weekend.

  • "Part 2: Jules" premieres early this Friday

  • at 9:00 p.m. on HBO Max

  • and airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Hunter Schafer!

  • ♪♪

  • Hunter Schafer, breaking all the rules

  • On "Euphoria," doing her thing as Jules

  • Hunter Schafer, gotta see the show

  • And it's streamin' now, HBO

  • -I am so happy you're here. -Hi!

  • -Hi. Thank you for being here.

  • Thank you for being here in studio.

  • -Thank you, yeah, I know. I'm so happy this could happen.

  • -And inauguration day. -I know.

  • It's really wholesome vibes. -It is wholesome vibes.

  • Yeah. -Yeah.

  • -I have a big question for you. -Mm-hmm.

  • -You bought a truck. -Yes.

  • -Talk to me about this, because you came to the right person.

  • -Yeah, I heard you have a truck, as well.

  • -Yeah, a lot of people hear that.

  • -Yeah. [ Laughter ]

  • Yeah, no, it sounds cool to say.

  • -Right, it does feel cool to say that.

  • -Yeah. I was stewing in L.A.,

  • like, for the first three or four months in quarantine,

  • and was rather frustrated with not really being able

  • to go anywhere, because you kind of --

  • you need a car in L.A. to, like, go places.

  • -Yeah, you really do. -Yeah.

  • So I was like, "Screw it. I'm doin' this."

  • And I wanted a truck, because I kind of had

  • this fantasy of, like, being dressed up, like,

  • super high fem, kind of like this, and then --

  • but, you know, being in a truck, like...

  • -Yeah. No, exactly. Yeah. Okay.

  • You got elbow out the window, cruisin'.

  • Yeah. -Yeah.

  • What kind of truck do you have?

  • -Oh, my gosh. Ford F-150.

  • -Ford F-150? That's pretty bad-ass.

  • -It's really -- It's unbelievable.

  • It's got, like, big wheels and everything.

  • It's cool. [ Laughter ]

  • All right. So now -- You're doing this.

  • You have the special episode of "Euphoria."

  • Can you describe "Euphoria"? -Yeah. To put it simply,

  • it's a show that follows a group of high schoolers

  • navigating addiction, sex, drugs, family dynamics, life.

  • -Yes. -Yeah.

  • -The description I heard when it first came out,

  • they said, "As a parent, I wouldn't watch this show

  • if I were you, and I go, "What?"

  • Like, "Wait. What are you talking about?"

  • So I kind of shied away at first.

  • But this one, though, you co-wrote and produced.

  • -Yeah. -How did you get around

  • to doing that? -Yeah.

  • Well, I mean, Sam, the writer, director, creator of the show,

  • and I were talking a lot over quarantine.

  • And this was kind of happening

  • while I drove across the country.

  • So I'd been in North Carolina for a little bit,

  • and I -- I have to be honest.

  • I was not doing super well mentally at that time.

  • You know, as quarantine has put a lot of us.

  • -Yeah, a lot of people can relate, yeah.

  • -And I had taken it upon myself to research mental hospitals

  • in North Carolina. And, um...

  • -Really? -Yes. And I was --

  • 'Cause, you know, I was like, "It might be a good decision

  • to do that with where I was at." -Wow. Good for you.

  • -But they all of them had terrible reviews on Google Maps.

  • You know? -You're Yelping reviews

  • for mental hospitals? -Well, yeah, 'cause, like,

  • I wanted to know, like -- I, fortunately, haven't

  • been to one before, and I was like, "Okay.

  • Like, where can I go that would be good?"

  • And then Sam called me later that day, and -- and

  • I was like, "Sam, I've been researching mental hospitals

  • for like two hours. Like, why do they

  • all have terrible reviews? Like, I can't find any

  • that are good." He was like, "Well, Hunter,

  • no one likes being at mental hospitals."

  • -No kidding. -"No one's going to leave

  • a good review for a mental hospital."

  • -A four-star review. "Oh, yeah, I gotta go back.

  • This was unbelievable." Yeah.

  • -We started tossing around ideas for the episode again,

  • and I wrote the episode instead of going to

  • that kind of institution. -Wow!

  • -Yeah. -And of got a smile

  • on your face. -Yeah.

  • -That's an unbelievable story. -Yeah.

  • -Good for you for talking to him.

  • -Yeah. -That's wild.

  • -Which isn't to say that, you know --

  • I think mental hospitals are great if you need to go to them.

  • -Oh, absolutely, yeah.

  • You should, absolutely, if you need to go.

  • -Do not decide with the reviews. -Don't go by the Yelp reviews.

  • -No, no, no. If you need to go get help, you should get help.

  • But I love that you talked it out,

  • and look at what you got out of it --

  • you got art out of this. -Yeah! Well, yeah.

  • And it was just really nice to be able to put my energy

  • into something, and Sam was so collaborative.

  • -And do you know how to write a script?

  • I'm sorry to -- -I did take Shonda Rhimes'

  • Master Class earlier in quarantine.

  • 'Cause I got into "Grey's Anatomy," like,

  • when I was stewing in L.A., before truck.

  • -Okay. Pre-truck, you got into "Grey's Anatomy."

  • -Yeah. -That's a lot to get into.

  • -Yeah. Started watching eight hours of "Grey's Anatomy"

  • and then I would watch her Master Class.

  • So I picked up some -- some skills, I think, from that.

  • -So we have Shonda Rhimes to thank for this episode,

  • in a weird way. -Thank you, Shonda Rhimes.

  • -Does she know this at all?

  • -I don't know her, I mean...

  • That would be cool if she did, though.

  • -Yeah. She will now. -Yeah.

  • -Well, I'm psyched that you're here,

  • and I'm psyched to see this special here.

  • I think -- I might -- I can watch this, right?

  • -Yeah. -It's your work, I have to.

  • I want to show everyone a clip. Here's Hunter Schafer

  • in this weekend's special episode of "Euphoria."

  • Take a look.

  • ♪♪

  • -At least for me, being trans is spiritual.

  • You know, it's not religious,

  • it's not like for some congregation.

  • It's for me. It's mine. It belongs to me.

  • And I don't ever want to stand still.

  • Like...

  • I want to be alive.

  • I mean, that's what this has always been about

  • is, like...staying alive.

  • [ Applause ]

  • -Hunter Schafer, everybody!

  • The second special episode of "Euphoria," "Part 2: Jules,"

  • premieres this weekend on HBO and HBO Max.

-You know my next guest as Jules

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Hunter Schafer Wrote a Euphoria Episode Instead of Going to a Mental Hospital

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/21
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