‘Euphoria’ Actress Hasn’t Paid Rent In 6 Months, Calls Out Zendaya Attending Paris Fashion Week

One of the "Euphoria" stars is urging for the show's return since she reportedly hasn't "paid rent in six months."

One of the Euphoria stars is urging the show’s return because she has reportedly not “paid rent in six months.”

Nika King, who plays Rue’s mother, Leslie Bennett, on the hit HBO drama, is sounding off on the show’s extended pause. With Season 3 not returning until 2025, King is opening up about how the delay impacts her finances and career.

“Season 3 is coming out…I don’t fu*king know. Don’t ask me. I don’t know,” she said in a TikTok clip she shared from her standup set at LA’s Improv Lab. “People are like, ‘We need Season 3!’ and I’m like, ‘Bi*ch, I need Season 3!’”

Zendaya, who plays the lead role of Rue, was already a star in high demand before booking Euphoria. Once the show premiered and struck gold with viewers, the series helped catapult the careers of rising stars like Sydney Sweeney, Jacob Elordi, and Colman Domingo.

However, for other cast members like King, the casting calls haven’t been as frequent, and she jokingly revealed how it’s affecting her finances.

“I haven’t paid my rent in six months, and Zendaya’s over in Paris at Fashion Week, and I’m like, ‘Bi*ch, come home! I need you!'” she said.

@iamnikaking Pkease stop asking me about s3 #euphoria #hbo #zendaya #ruemamawildin ♬ original sound – iamnikaking

King thought her role in Euphoria would help her acting career and result in more bookings. However, it’s been the exact opposite.

“I’m serious. I haven’t booked nothing since Euphoria,” she revealed.

“This is some bullsh*t. I thought my career was on the rise after Euphoria; I thought I was good. It don’t work that way. I called Taraji [P. Henson] and she was like, ‘Bi*ch, get used to it.’”

In the time since Euphoria released its second season in early 2022, King secured a small role playing Alya, the mother of Nevine (Chloe Colman), in Adam Driver’s 2023 sci-fi movie 65. She’s also named in two projects coming in 2024, a short titled The Rebel Girls and a drama film titled Possum Trot.

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