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Storm Reid Talks Juggling Acting And College, Gives A Peek Inside Her Beautiful Baby Blue UCLA Dorm Room
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Storm Reid is happily wearing many hats. The actress, budding producer, and rising sophomore at University of California, Los Angeles is not only one of the most beloved characters on the insanely popular, Emmy-nominated HBO show Euphoria, but has roles in the upcoming Searching 2 alongside Nia Long, is running her own production company, A Seed & Wings, and is a full-time college student living on-campus.
We speak to her just as the 2022 Emmy nominations have been announced, and unsurprisingly, she’s elated to hear how one aspect of her hard work is paying off professionally.
“It’s such a blessing to be a part of Euphoria in general, but to be able to be recognized is even more special,” Reid told ESSENCE exclusively. “I’m just really going on the wild ride that Euphoria has taken me on the last few years.”
Fans have been clamoring for more of Reid as Gia Bennett, Rue’s sister who is quietly fighting her own feelings about the main character’s intense drug addiction and increasing distance from the family in the wake of their father’s death. Reid says that even though she’s not on the show as much as some would like, she knows that her character leaves a necessary mark.
“I think even though we don’t see Gia a lot, I think when we do see her, it’s so beautiful and so nuanced,” Reid said of her character. “She is really portraying the experience of a person, a young woman furthermore, that is experiencing having a family member who is going through a lot battling addiction and mental illness. And she’s also trying to grow up herself.”
“I think that’s why the show is so loved because it’s relatable,” Reid continued. “And yes, it’s entertainment, so the situations are heightened. But at Euphoria‘s core, it’s to just have progressive conversations and try to bridge the disconnect between Gen Z and the older generations.”