Euphoria’s Colman Domingo Reacts to Barbie Ferreira Exit Rumors

Colman Domingo and Barbie Ferreira.
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Denying the drama. Colman Domingo has heard the rumors surrounding Barbie Ferreira’s exit from Euphoria — and he’d like everybody to settle down.

“I don’t suppose there’s actually any drama to it. I feel individuals make extra drama than it truly is,” Domingo, 52, completely informed Us Weekly on the Artistic Coalition TV Humanitarian Awards on Sunday, September 11. “It’s an ensemble present and I feel she was shifting on creatively.”

The mannequin, 25, who performed Kat Hernandez on the teenager drama, introduced final month that she could be exiting the collection.

“After 4 years of attending to embody probably the most particular and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a really teary-eyed goodbye,” she wrote through her Instagram Story on the time. “I hope lots of you might see your self in her like I did and that she introduced you pleasure to see her journey into the character she is right now. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys may really feel it.”

Euphoria Star Colman Domingo Reacts to Barbie Ferreira Leaving Amid Drama Rumors: ‘She Was Moving on Creatively’

Colman Domingo and Zendaya in ‘Euphoria.’
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Ferreira’s stunning departure comes months after The Daily Beast printed a report that speculated the Unpregnant star and creator Sam Levinson had a falling out, which resulted within the actress strolling off set.

Domingo, who portrayed Ali Muhammed on the second season of the HBO collection, defined that regardless of false allegations of behind-the-scenes drama, there was “nothing that has truly occurred” between Ferreira and Levinson, 37, that contributed to her surprisingly early exit.

“I feel individuals wish to spin it into one thing extra when it’s truly you understand sure story traces emerge, some issues recede,” he revealed to Us. “Issues develop into bigger, some issues smaller, and it’s nearly storytelling.”

The Pennsylvania native additionally shared that the Nope star’s departure has made it extra of “one thing that was by no means something,” noting that in many instances, it’s merely resulting from individuals being “open for different alternatives.”

Whereas Ferreira may be parting methods with Euphoria, Domingo is simply getting began. The actor, who simply gained a 2022 Emmy for his position as Rue Bennett’s (Zendaya) 12-step sponsor, solely needs to dig deeper into who the character of Ali is because the present progresses.

“I want to see extra of Ali’s again story not directly. I want to see what he’s like not in relation to Rue,” he shared. “What’s he like at residence? How does he date? What does he eat? What’s his life about? How did he develop into this man that sits throughout from Rue and tries to encourage her?”

Domingo and Zendaya, 26 — who’s nominated for Excellent Lead Actress this yr — garnered important acclaim in December 2021 for his or her Euphoria Christmas particular “Hassle Don’t Final All the time.” The bottle episode options Ali and a distraught Rue as she edges nearer to self-destruction within the wake of her breakup with Jules (Hunter Schafer).

“Zendaya known as me [after I won the Emmy]. [She] FaceTimed me and he or she was near tears. We’re very supportive of one another. It really is a love fest with the solid and crew. All of the creators of it, they’re simply actually one of the best within the enterprise,” Domingo gushed of his onscreen household.

Whereas the Lincoln star couldn’t share any particulars about what lies forward for the teenager drama, he did promise that season 3 could be nothing in need of “unimaginable.”

“Sam has such an ingenious thoughts and I feel when you understand what it’s, he’ll attempt to pull the rug out from beneath you just a bit bit,” he revealed.

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