Euphoria Star, Maude Apatow Said She Once "Ripped Out" A Tooth To Get Into Character


| LAST UPDATE 03/03/2022

By Conner Goodman
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Unless you've been living under a rock these past few weeks, you already know all about Euphoria and the hype surrounding the drama-filled series. One specific character that stood out this season was Lexi Howard, played by Maude Apatow. Her past experience in acting may have helped her with her dedication and her phenomenal performance. But, the HBO show was not the first character that Apatow put maximum effort into.

The 24-year-old actress made an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where she revealed some of the past experiences that helped shape her into the talented actress she is today. She discussed the time she spent in the theater and even disclosed the inspiration behind her character on Euphoria, "It's loosely based on me as a theater child," said Maude.

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Apatow and the show's creator, Sam Levison, had many conversations that led to the final form of Lexi. Especially in the latest episodes where she puts on a school play that shook every character as well as all the fans of the show. "All this stuff about Lexi getting aggro backstage, that was all just based on me in high school," Apatow said. "We had a student-produced, directed, and written show, and I was the producer, and I was like a tyrant." But even way before she was a teenager, she was showing off her skills. "I started when I was really young," she said about her time on stage, "I remember I always, like, really went for it," Maude confessed. As the daughter of actress Leslie Mann and comedian Judd Apatow, it comes as no surprise that she has always had a knack for performing.

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"So, my first...I did a Gold Rush day, and I wanted to look like a miner..." she recalled, "So, I ripped out my tooth." The actress continued explaining the story, "It was not a loose tooth at all," she noted. "It was not ready to go. I just ripped it out." Talk about commitment! "I think I was 9. But I was dedicated!" We have no doubt about that! And it seems like she's carried that with her through her adult life as a star on screen. "They say people should not go Method until they're, like, 12 or 13," teased Meyers. If you are not already caught up, make sure you check out Euphorias season finale on HBO.

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