Dominic Fike’s character Elliot took the new season of Euphoria by storm. The singer-turned-actor was able to show off his musical artistry on the season finale of the show as he serenaded Zendaya’s character, Rue, with a heartfelt and emotional song. Elliot’s Song has been cut down to a shorter version for its release as the version used for the show had fans a bit ruffled with its original length on the show.
The Director’s cut of the song has since been left on the editing room floor. The new version is cut down to a more palatable length. The track was penned by Zendaya and Labrinth, who also helped lead the scoring of the hit show. Fike’s vocals beautifully pair with Zendaya, and you can now stream the song on all major streaming platforms.
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“3 Nights” artist Dominic Fike is taking his stab at acting. He’ll be starring in Season 2 of the Emmy nominated HBO Max series, Euphoria alongside Zendaya. Drake who’s a producer of the show posted the trailer for the new season and it looks like Rue has her work cut out. Mark your calendars for the premiere on January 9th.
There’s loads of the cast coming back this season. Those returning are Storm Reid, who plays Rue’s little sister, Sydney Sweeney, Barbie Ferreira, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Angus Cloud, and Maude Apatow. The new faces we’ll see popping through are Minka Kelly, Demetrius “lil Feech” Flenory Jr., and Dominic Fike.
Fike’s character is a fellow “degenerate”/homie to Rue (Zendaya) and Jules, played by Hunter Schafer. Will we be seeing the duo of Rue and Jules become a trio? Fike told Variety that they’re some of the nicest people and super funny. His character also reminds him of his younger self, “I don’t have to do much acting. He’s exactly like me. It’s shit I would say and shit I would do.”
Details about the upcoming season has been kept on the down low. Show runner Sam Levinson told Hollywood Reporter there’s a lot to unpack on Rue, “I think that there’s a lot more to delve into and unpack in terms of the effects of addiction on Rue and on her family and those around her.” We’re all excited to see how it all unfolds and if you need to catch up, check out Season 1 on now streaming on HBO Max.
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Could your Lola be the next Disney/Marvel Lola? It looks like they are adding even more diversity possibly in the Spider-Man franchise. They are searching to cast for the role of Lola. The description posted says, “a Filipino or Filipino-American female, 50 to 90 years old fluent in English,” according to the Project Casting.
No acting experience is required, but whoever is casted must be comfortable with traveling to Atlanta, Georgia for filming. Although the casting call says it’s for a Disney film, Tom Holland has confirmed on social media that production has started. Not much has been released about the production, as we know these films are top secret.
However, Jacob Batalon shared on his Instagram story that he’s back as Ned. Ned is Peter Parker’s best friend and the “guy in the chair.” Batalon’s comedic relief in the first two films and in the recent Avengers film has made his character a fan favorite.
We can only hope to see Batalon as Ned interact with his Lola. Maybe she’ll be just as funny as he is and becomes everyone’s Lola. Who knows, she could even invite Peter Parker to stay for a traditional Filipino meal!
Recently, we’ve seen Lolas appear more in mainstream media. DisneyUK released a Christmas advert that focused on a granddaughter and Lola relationship. The commercial portrays a family tradition of Christmas crafting and their love of Disney. They make parols, Christmas lanterns together but as the granddaughter gets older, the tradition begins to fade. However, a Mickey Mouse memory brings the Christmas spirit back.
We can’t also forget when Lola visits Josh and Blue on Blue’s Clues & You! They share a Filipino dessert, bibingka but we also see the honoring custom of “mano po.” Of course, she doesn’t leave without singing a tune for the viewers.
We are seeing more of the Filipino culture be shared in media and traditions introduced especially to the younger generations. It’s exciting to see that another Lola bring more of the Filipino heritage in a huge way! This is the start of continuing to see more of ourselves and family represented on screen.