There were many highlights from the latest season of Euphoria. Maddy’s nail choreography, Fexi, Kat’s endless dialogue…oh wait. But perhaps the best (or worst, depending on who you’re asking) feature of the new series was the social commentary running alongside it. Every week, thousands of people would take to twitter, Instagram and TikTok to spill their thoughts, theories and rants about each episode. However, none of the commentaries were as consistent, or as widely loved as Angus Cloud’s.
Taking to twitter to live-tweet each episode as it aired every week, Cloud (who plays Fezco)’s commentary came to be as iconic as the show itself. We got gems like “it’s been 6 minutes and someone already eating ass” (now deleted), as well as “I just be eating my cereal” just from the first episode. A self aware king. These were often intercut with warning tweets about his management wanting to get him off twitter, or texts asking him to refrain from live-tweeting, which ended up winning throughout the series’ latter half. Way to ruin a good time.
However, the press attention around Angus and Euphoria in general did well in giving us a closer look into the personality that is Angus Cloud. We saw him hide his actual age, in fear of being judged by his zodiac sign, as well as tell Chase Sui in Interview Mag “Back when I skated, it was like a unicorn to see a girl skateboarding, but I’m really glad to see that girls are picking it up because I was always like, “Why don’t girls skate? Is it they chest that fucks up the aerodynamics or something?” Fair assumption.
But as much as we can’t imagine not having Angus Cloud as one of Euphoria’s most iconic breakout stars, it very nearly didn’t happen at all. Originally from Cali, Angus moved to New York where he worked at a restaurant in Brooklyn, as seen in a now viral video by @just.darleen which shows a young Fezco waiting tables at a birthday brunch.
@just.darleen This is amazing @Angus Cloud fast forward now you’re a star on Euphoria. #fezcoeuphoria #fez #euphoria #brunchtok ♬ Forever – Labrinth
As well as spawning some humorous replies which were along the lines of ‘this was the day he quit’, the video also served to remind us how far he’s come – from waiting tables to doing up brand dinner parties. Whilst in New York, Angus was scouted on the street for Euphoria, and the rest is history.
Wearing archival Palace, Supreme and other notable pieces of streetwear which included his own shirt, Angus’ character Fez showed up and out for the boys of Euphoria in terms of fashion. It seems this has translated into the real world, too – as we saw him decked out in full Thom Browne for the brand’s most recent fashion week event, as well as landing several editorials and shoots that further solidify his position as a fashion muse. With Angus, the appeal is his unabashed authenticity: there’s almost no clear distinction between his character and his personality, save for the criminal offences and dramatics, but instead of being a flaw, this is just what makes him so popular.
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