Storm Reid shares how involved Drake is with her hit HBO Max series. euphoria.
At a performance on The Kelly Clarkson Show On Monday, Reid told the talk show host about a recent encounter with the rapper that showed how invested he is in the show.
“He’s really involved. We did table reads for season two a few months ago, and of course, like you don’t expect Drake to be at your table,” Reid said of one of the show’s most notable executive producers. “I pull up in the parking lot and he’s there with all his homies, him and then his business partner Future the Prince and they literally sat through, I think it was a three hour table read because we went through a couple of episodes.”
“He was so involved and so aligned, and you don’t really expect that from a person. I know he is a brilliant businessman and creative. But I mean he’s Drake, he doesn’t really have to pay attention when the chart is read and he did,” she continued. “He came from acting, so it makes sense.”
Drake wasn’t just there to show face, Reid said he really paid attention and turned the pages of the script along with the rest of the cast and crew.
“He’s in that mood, and of course I kind of looked at him to see if he was really paying attention and turning his pages, and you could tell he was feeling all the emotions,” Reid said. “I said, ‘Okay, Drake.'”
Zendaya has also shared her appreciation for Drake’s work as executive producer on the HBO drama. ET spoke to that Spider-Man: No Way Home Star at the show’s first season premiere in June 2019 on what it means to have Drake on board.
“I don’t know if he was involved in the casting but I have to say we’re lucky to have someone who believes in the show,” she shared with a smile.
Her euphoria Co-star Jacob Elordi also praised the rapper, calling him “a real gentleman” when ET spoke to him at the same 2019 premiere.
“We didn’t know for a long time while we were filming the show and then we kind of found out when the internet found out,” explained Elordi. “And then he walked by the set and he’s a real gentleman and just a really outstanding person, so again it was very exciting.”
It looked like all the work Elordi had put into his American accent had paid off kissing booth The alum shared that Drake was unaware of the actor’s Australian roots.
“He didn’t know I was Australian, which was pretty cool,” he revealed. “That means the accent worked. So that was the basis of our conversation.”
The first season of euphoria can now be viewed on HBO Max, and euphoria Season 2 airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Reference from etonline