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Skins star Kaya Scodelario calls Euphoria ‘crazy’ before remembering ‘what I was doing on TV at 14’

Skins star Kaya Scodelario has expressed how ‘crazy’ she finds the antics of the characters in Euphoria at 17 years old… only to compare them to the scenes she filmed when she was 14 on the teen comedy drama.

In 2007, the actor made her debut as Effy Stonem in the series, the younger, rebellious sister of Nicholas Hoult’s Tony Stonem.

Ever since HBO show Euphoria premiered in 2019 starring Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney and Jacob Elordi, fans have compared it to Skins, with the similar themes of teen drug use, sex, abuse and trauma.

In a new video shared on TikTok, Kaya, 30, filmed herself ‘reacting’ with shock to Euphoria before reassessing her judgement, as a voiceover states: ‘Watching Euphoria for the first time thinking this is crazy for 17 year olds then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14.’

In the caption she wrote: ‘Will always be greatful [sic]. But yeah safeguarding really wasn’t a thing back then…’

Several fans agreed that they could see the parallels between Skins and Euphoria, while some expressed their view that the former took its themes to a more extreme level.

Kaya starred as Effy from season one (Picture: E4)

‘Effy makes Euphoria look like a Disney show,’ one person commented, while another wrote: ‘Effy will always be the blueprint, Skins walked so Euphoria could run.’

Since her starring role on Skins, Kaya went on to appear in productions including The Maze Runner, Wuthering Heights, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

She was first cast in Skins when she was 14 years old, recalling in an interview how she was initially too nervous to put herself forward for the open audition for the role of Effy.

Sydney Sweeney stars as Cassie in Euphoria, with her performance earning her an Emmy nod (Picture: HBO)

‘I always knew I had a deep passion for acting, and from a very young age I was very shy, quiet child. I was bullied a lot. I had dyslexia, and never found my place in the world,’ she told InStyle, explaining that she experienced a turning point at 11 when she was cast as Oliver Twist in her school production.

‘I think from then on, that gave me such a sense of accomplishment, joy, and happiness, that I knew that’s what I wanted to do, but I thought you had to come from a rich family, or be connected somehow, or be blonde and perfect looking [to be an actor],’ she said.

‘But I was really fortunate that when I was 14, I was walking home from school and they were holding open auditions for Skins near my house [in London]. And I stopped and stared, and wished I’d had the courage to go in.

‘The creator, Bryan Elsley, was outside having a cigarette at the time, and he spoke with me and asked if I wanted to come in and read. I was really, really lucky. That’s how it all started.’

 


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