Zendaya had a historic night, at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards by becoming the youngest actress ever to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, at 24 for her performance as Rue on HBO’s Euphoria.
“I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she added. “But I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that, but there is hope in the young people. And I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you.”
Euphoria was inspired to make the show based on his own experiences with drug addiction.
“I appreciate you so much; you’re my family,” said Zendaya. “I’m so grateful for Rue. I’m so grateful that you trusted me with your story.”
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