Too Hot for Snowflakes: Euphoria Star Dismisses Rumors of Toxic Work Environment on Set

Too Hot for Snowflakes: Euphoria Star Dismisses Rumors of Toxic Work Environment on Set
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'There's no one that's going to mistreat you on the set of Euphoria,' the actor said, vouching for the director's 'joyful' and 'collaborative' demeanor.


  • Euphoria remains one of HBO's most popular projects.
  • The show was marred by a toxic work environment scandal last year.
  • One of the show's older stars suggested his younger colleagues toughen up and stop spinning unjust allegations.

It's been nearly two years since Season 2 of Euphoria premiered, but HBO's hit teen drama remains a hot topic for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, fans are excited about the impending production of the show's third installment, which is set to begin in December after months of WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. As a result, the audience is eagerly anticipating the season's release, which has yet to be announced. But there's another, more gruesome reason for the Euphoria hullabaloo.

Shortly after the conclusion of Season 2, allegations of a toxic set environment were made by some of the show's background actors. At the time, they accused Euphoria's creative team of failing to provide them with regular meals and bathroom breaks. Although HBO and several of the show's stars denied the allegations at the time, the rumors tarnished the show's reputation. Now, another Euphoria actor has spoken out in defense of the show and its creative team.

Colman Domingo Advocates for Euphoria's Integrity

Colman Domingo, who plays Ali Muhammed, a recovering drug addict who attends Rue's Narcotics Anonymous, has appeared in every episode of Euphoria during the show's two-season run. Although his role is relatively small, Domingo's character is one of the most memorable on the show.

Given his insight and constant presence on the set of Euphoria, Colman seems to have ample knowledge of the show's work environment. According to the actor, the aforementioned allegations have no real standing – there's nothing toxic about working hard, but some people seem too soft to handle it.

'I'm not gonna invalidate [anyone's] experience. But working in television is long hours. Sometimes you work up to 14 hours a day. And then you have to go home and prep. You have to really live and work in a very methodical way. A lot of young actors may not be up for the task, or have that same work ethic,' Colman Domingo said in an interview.

Ultimately, the actor stood behind Sam Levinson, who created Euphoria, and praised the showrunner for his professionalism – a quality some actors seem to lack.

'I've been in this business for 32 years. I know what hard work is. So when I heard those "reports," I thought, "where is this coming from? That's just a normal work day." Be a professional,' Domingo went on.

Source: Independent.