Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer ‘vaguely clarifies’ her sexuality: ‘I’m bi or pan or something’
Euphoria star Hunter Schafer has ‘vaguely clarified’ that she is bisexual, pansexual “or something”.
Schafer has been a rising star in the acting world since she first appeared on screens as Jules Vaughn, a trans teen who begins a romantic relationship with Rue Bennett (Zendaya), on HBO’s hit drama Euphoria in 2019.
Two years on, Schafer has opened up more about her sexuality while responding to a viral fan tweet.
“Hunter Schafer is a lesbian,” it read. “Congratulations lesbians. You’ve taken from me the one thing that matters most.”
as much as I wish this were true I would like to vaguely clarify that unfortunately I am like bi or pan or something :/
— Hunter Schafer (@hunters) December 13, 2021
Fans celebrated Hunter Schafer, with one Twitter account declaring her “the bisexual of the day”.
hunter schafer is the bisexual of the day 😀 pic.twitter.com/SXXkDwmMK2
— bi positivity ♡ (@bisafespace) December 13, 2021
— Abhi, what is this behavior? (@bon_abhijeet) December 13, 2021
hunter schafer bicon so true 💙💜💗 https://t.co/hJDEqAX0gy
— kira 🧘🏽♀️ the silent sea (@mcavoyjoy) December 13, 2021
always winning https://t.co/BoxIlzYYdr
— luke (@luthorshaw) December 13, 2021
hunter schafer bi or pan legend
— jericho -6 (@joanofarqueer) December 13, 2021
Schafer will return to screens in the new year, when Euphoria’s long-awaited and much-delayed second season airs.
In a cover interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Schafer said there is “lot of” her in her Euphoria character, Jules.
She explained that the “blurred lines between an actor and a character make a deeper character”.
“The work of an actor is trying to simulate a full life,” Schafer continued. “Some people might say that doesn’t make me as strong of an actor, but … that’s how I learned.”
She also recalled a time when Zendaya told her a story from her childhood, only to realise that Schafer doesn’t talk about her childhood.
Schafer admitted that it was a “little bit sad but also true” to say that the “story of [her] life” began in her teenage years when she was “finally living in the world the way I was supposed to”.
“I don’t know if I’ve talked about this in the press before, but I think there’s a phenomenon among the trans and queer community, and it’s why we make great artists a lot of the time,” she explained.
Schafer continued: “When your exterior world and your body and your self are not in line with who you are, you turn inward.
“And my theory is that I built a really rich inner world until I started feeling like myself in my body.
“I’ve been trying to do the work of digging up stuff, but it’s going to take a while to excavate everything.”
Euphoria season two premieres on HBO on 9 January in the US. In the UK, new episodes will come weekly on Sky Atlantic and NOW from 10 January.