Euphoria fans see a confusing cameo on The Idol

Published: 2023-06-05T16:22:10

Updated: 2023-06-05T16:22:56

Euphoria fans got a glimpse of one of their favorite characters during the first episode of The Idol.

The Idol, a show created by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson, has been one of the most anticipated shows of the summer for all the wrong reasons. As the series has been plagued with scandal after scandal, fans of both men have been waiting to see the show crash and burn.

Its creation follows Jocelyn, a pop star trying to regain her fame after a mental breakdown, who meets club manager/cult member Tedros, who uses his charm and manipulation to get her to do his bidding.

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As Levinson is also the creator of Max’s other hit drama Euphoria, fans have speculated that the two worlds could one day collide, and it seems that connection happened sooner than they thought.

Euphoria fans rejoice when a fan favorite makes an appearance

During the premiere of The Idol last night, Euphoria fans were treated to a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment from fan-favorite character Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie).

When Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), her assistant Leia (Rachel Sennott), her creative director Xander (Troye Sivan), and her backup dancer Dyanne (Jennie Kim) arrive at a downtown club run by Tedros, they come contact Demie in a haze of drinks and hair twirls.

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Although the moment only lasted a few seconds, fans were glad to see Demie back on screen as Euphoria has been off the air since February 2022 and season 3 won’t be released until 2025.

However, people were a bit confused to see Demie interact with Jocelyn and her crew, as they weren’t sure if she was playing Maddy Perez, the sassy and stylish high school student with lousy taste in boys, or if Levinson was just using one of his Euphoria actors to do a fun cameo.

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Levinson confirmed that The Idol and Euphoria took place in the same universe during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, so it wouldn’t be out of the question for Demie to reprise her role. But it makes very little sense for a random high school student to party with one of the biggest singing acts in the world.

But, at the end of the day, this wouldn’t even be one of the top five weirdest things to happen on a Levinson show, so only time will tell if fans will get to see more of Demie as Maddy or as a new character. .

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Idol episode 1 was released on June 4. Find out more about the show here, check out the reviews here, and learn a bit more about the controversy here.