'Euphoria' twins Tyler and Tristan Timmons on sharing screentime with the 'Dream team' and working with Drake
HBO's upcoming teen drama series 'Euphoria' will premiere on June 16 and follows a bunch of high-school students as they navigate "drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love, and friendship". The show is created and written by Sam Levinson and executive produced by Drake. Based on an Israeli series by the same name, the show revolves around Zendaya's character Rue, which is based on creator Sam Levinson himself. The show sees a shift in focus from the Israeli series, which is based on the infamous Ra'anan Levy murder case.
Twins Tyler and Tristan Timmons star in the show as Troy and Roy, providing some comic relief to the otherwise dark and intense drama series. "It felt very natural to just let jokes flow out and everyone loved them. It felt great knowing everyone was laughing because of us," said the twins in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
The twins, who are huge fans of Drake, were previously seen on 'Black Panther' as the lead kids on the Oakland basketball court. "Working on a project produced by Drake is something unimaginable," they shared.
The ensemble cast of 'Euphoria' also includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney. Tyler and Tristan call the team the "Dream Team" and says that initially, they were very nervous and anxious about being on set with everyone.
"The thought that we were about to be on set working with the people we’ve watched for so long was mind-blowing," said the actors. "Once we were on set with everyone, everything was smooth sailing. We do share a lot of screen time with almost everyone and we loved recording with everyone because the set is filled with joy and energy when we all are together," they revealed.
Tyler and Tristan also said that they prefer to do roles together. "It was funny when the cast would confuse us while we were recording and we would have to redo scenes. Being on-set with your twin is like being at work with your best friend." The twins also have a popular YouTube channel which they started in 2016. "Acting is currently our primary focus but we would never let it interfere with our YouTube. Our YouTube channel is our fun way of interacting with our supporters," the actors affirmed.