For as unique as it's already proven to be through it's early episodes, Euphoria still checks a lot of the boxes typically found in other shows of the same genre: partying, relationship drama, and drug use are all recurring themes that key plot points revolve around. Where Euphoria diverts that last one, though, is how it handles a key character involved in the drug portion of the show. Enter Fezco, or Fez for short.
From the first episode of the show, Fez has been shown to be a different kind of drug dealer character: he cares about Rue, our protagonist, played by Zendaya. When we first see him, he's supportive of her recent completion of rehab, and sounds disappointed when she says that she doesn't plan on remaining clean. After a scary encounter involving Fentanyl in Episode 2, their relationship hit an apex at the ned of Episode 3, when he wouldn't allow her inside for drugs-for her own good.
It's a stark difference and new ground drawn in the genre for this type of character, who most would probably picture as either a Jay (of Jay and Silent Bob fame-they were in Degrassi!) type or a more sinister type of character, like most of the drug dealers in a show like Breaking Bad.
A tragic utter coincidence of Fez's character is also the fact that he bears a strong resemblance to Mac Miller, the late rapper who died from a drug overdose last fall. The resemblance was so strong that fans couldn't help but think of Miller, and wonder if the casting and character look was intentional.
In actuality, Fez is played by actor Angus Cloud. Euphoria is Cloud's first acting role listed on IMDB, so he's certainly found a good project to kick things off with. He graduated from Oakland School of the Arts only three years ago.
There's not much more available about Cloud, but he maintains an active presence on Instagram, where he opened an account just around the time of the show's launch. He posts show promos, behind the scenes photos, and memes. Take a look at some of his posts below:
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