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Source: HBO

How Old Is the Cast of HBO's Controversial Teen-Centric Drama 'Euphoria?'

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The new HBO series Euphoria depicts a group of high school teenagers going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Drug overdoses, explosive fights, revenge porn, and trans culture are just a few topics this teen drama covers in the hour-long episodes. While HBO stands by their new series, which doesn’t shy away from graphic sex scenes and drug use, some feel Euphoria should have been pulled from the network due to its explicit imagery. 

According to the Parents Television Council: "HBO, with its new high school centered show Euphoria, appears to be overtly, intentionally, marketing extremely graphic adult content – sex, violence, profanity and drug use – to teens and preteens."

After receiving backlash from concerned parents and others about his new show, creator Sam Levinson told The Hollywood Reporter, “There are going to be parents who are going to be totally f--king freaked out.” Adding, “It's a good insight into how hard it is to grow up in this time." 

Though the cast of Euphoria play “teens” on the show, just how old are the actors in real life? 

1. Zendaya (Rue Bennett)

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Source: HBO

Age in real life: 22

Age in the show: 17

Straight from rehab and already looking for her next fix, Rue is constantly trying to quiet her mind and numb the pain inside her head. Meeting her best friend Jules certainly gave a spark to her life and helped her to sober up. However, she is constantly struggling with sobriety and making the right choices for herself.