After Thinking Her “Career Was On The Rise” Following “Euphoria,” Nika King Said She Hasn’t Booked A Single Acting Job And Can’t Pay Rent Amid Speculation About Season 3

“I haven’t paid my rent in six months, and Zendaya’s over in Paris at Fashion Week,” Nika said. “I’m serious. I haven’t booked nothing since Euphoria.”

It’s been over two years since the last season of Euphoria aired, and fans have accumulated a lot of questions about its return.

Zendaya, Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, and Sydney Sweeney on the red carpet, posing in stylish outfits

For a reminder, Season 2 of the Emmy-winning drama became HBO’s second-most-watched show of all time in early 2022, although it was shrouded in controversy amid reports of a toxic work environment and feuds on set.

A group of cast members posing with director Sam Levinson and taking a selfie at an event

In spite of all this, it was announced late last year that Euphoria would be returning to TV screens in 2025 after numerous delays due to the recent writers and actors strikes and scheduling conflicts.

Sam and Zendaya at a "Euphoria" event; Zendaya is wearing a vertically striped dress and Sam is in a long coat

However, in light of the death of cast member Angus Cloud, and the fact that lead stars like Zendaya, Jacob, and Sydney are in such high demand in Hollywood, fans have doubts about whether plans for Euphoria Season 3 will ever come to fruition. And it sounds as if some of the show’s other cast members are just as unsure.

The cast of Euphoria with Sam on the red carpet

Nika King — who starred as Leslie Bennett, the mother of Zendaya’s Rue — aired her frustrations during a standup set at LA’s Improv Lab, which she posted to her TikTok account yesterday, urging fans to stop asking her about the show’s return.

Nika in a car scene from a show looking back with focused expression and her hands on steering wheel

It’s obviously no secret that Euphoria boosted the careers of some of the most-sought-after stars in Hollywood today. However, after joking about the intense demand for a third season, Nika revealed that she isn’t enjoying quite the same success as her costars.

Nika King standing against an HBO backdrop wearing a patterned outfit with earrings

As Nika’s comments have garnered attention online, people are speaking out in support of her, with many saying that she deserves the same success and acclaim as her costars.

Zendaya, Storm Reid, and Nika King smiling at a premiere

So while some are beginning to lose hope for Euphoria Season 3, it’s worth noting that there was also a three-year gap — from 2019 to 2022 — between the first and second seasons. And in a new interview, Colman — Euphoria star turned Oscar nominee — attempted to explain why fans have been left waiting once again.

Colman in a black suit with a lapel flower at an event

Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

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