HBO’s hit series Euphoria returns for the second part of its Christmas specials on January 24th, 2021.

The teen drama, created by Sam Levinson, premiered in July 2019 and concluded in August of that year. As the filming of season 2 was delayed by the global pandemic, Sam Levinson and the Euphoria team came up with the idea of two special one-off episodes. The first of these follows our protagonist Rue (Zendaya) from where we left off at the end of season 1. The second episode follows Jules (Hunter Schafer) from the same point.

But who is the new addition to the cast, and what will her role be? Find out more about Lauren Weedman here.

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Who is Lauren Weedman?

Lauren Weedman is a 51-year-old actress from Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on March 5th, 1969.

Lauren is best-known for her role in another HBO series, Looking. Lauren stars as Doris in the comedy-drama series which aired from 2014 to 2016. She also starred in Looking: The Movie, the show’s grand finale.

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Some of the other films Lauren has starred in include Date Night and The Five-Year Engagement. Lauren has also established herself in some of TV’s biggest shows such as New Girl, True Blood, and 2 Broke Girls.

Lauren Weedman on Euphoria

Lauren Weedman will be playing the role of Jules’ therapist in the episode.

Much of the one-off episode is taken up with Jules’ therapy sessions, developing some of her personal history that was touched upon in season 1. Notably, we get to learn more about Jules’ mother, who was absent for the show bar one episode.

It’s unconfirmed whether Lauren will be reprising her role in Euphoria season 2.

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Euphoria fans react to Lauren Weedman casting

When the initial casting for Euphoria’s second special was released, many fans presumed that Lauren Weedman would be playing the role of Jules’ mother. But although Lauren isn’t playing the expected part, that hasn’t stopped Euphoria fans going crazy for the actress.

One fan tweeted: “LAUREN WEEDMAN. OH MY GOD. PERFECT ADDITION TO THIS SHOW.”

Another added: “LAUREN WEEDMAN ON EUPHORIA YESSSSSS.”

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