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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 47

Age Appropriation

When actors don't act their age.
Words by Robert Ito. Photograph by Charles Negre.

In the HBO series Euphoria, Zendaya delivers a bravura performance as Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old high school student and recovering drug addict. Zendaya’s performance is all the more remarkable because she has never used drugs—not even booze—nor did she have a typical high school experience, whatever that might be, having been a celebrity since she was a teen. She’s also 26, a bit long in the tooth for a high school junior. Or is she? Certainly not in TV shows


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven

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