Trisha Paytas said they were almost a guest star on season 2 of HBO's 'Euphoria'

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Trisha Paytas (left) and Zendaya (right)
Trisha Paytas (left) and Zendaya (right) Mike Marsland/ WireImage/Getty Images (left) and HBO (right)
  • Trisha Paytas said they were almost cast in season two of the HBO series "Euphoria."

  • On the most recent episode of the "Frenemies" podcast, they said the show reached out to them.

  • In the end, they said they didn't get the part.

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YouTuber Trisha Paytas said that they almost guest-starred on the upcoming second season of HBO's "Euphoria."

Paytas said during Tuesday's episode of the "Frenemies" podcast, which they co-host with fellow YouTuber Ethan Klein, that the Emmy-winning series considered them for a role as a plus-sized character who was a social media influencer.

"I was going to do a TV show, and I was kind of excited," Paytas, known for drama with other YouTubers and various controversies, said during the podcast. "They reached out to me specifically. I didn't have to audition."

They continued, "It was for a plus-sized influencer. I was like, 'I'm the plus-sized influencer.'" The 32-year-old content creator, who has over five million subscribers on YouTube, said they had to send the "Euphoria" team a self-tape video - but ultimately "never heard back from them" and did not get the part.

Representatives for HBO did not immediately respond to Insider's inquiry about Paytas' alleged communication with the show.

"Euphoria" stars Zendaya, who won an Emmy for her performance in the show, as Rue, a teen struggling with drug addiction. The show also follows the lives of the many other teens and parents in her orbit.

The season one finale aired in 2019 but the pandemic kept the show from filming season 2 as planned in 2020. To hold fans over until they could officially start production for season two, which began in March and still has no official release date, creator Sam Levinson released two special episodes about the show's main characters, played by Zendaya and Hunter Schafer.

"Euphoria" would not have been Paytas' first TV appearance. Paytas played roles on the TV shows "Modern Family" and "Jane By Design," and appeared as themself on numerous reality and competition shows, including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Celebrity Big Brother," and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Paytas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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