Billie Eilish Wants To Be On TV’s Most Popular Series
Billie Eilish says that she would love to appear on the mega-popular HBO teen drama Euphoria, though she has not been contacted by the network as of yet. In a video interview with Vanity Fair (which seems to have become an annual tradition, the pop singer revealed that she was aware of the rumor that she would be joining the cast of the third season of the show, but it was not currently in the works. Specifically, Billie Eilish said of her being on the show: “I’d like to be. Euphoria‘s f***ing fire.”
In recent months, there have been increasing rumors that Billie Eilish was intending to branch out from being one of the most successful, well-known, and acclaimed musicians in the world to acting. While Eilish comes from a show business-connected family and took a few stabs at acting as a child, she has not yet performed in any major roles other than as herself in documentaries. As of now, Billie Eilish’s most known acting credit might be as a cartoon version of herself in the Simpsons short film When Billie Met Lisa, in which the older Simpson daughter and the “Happier Than Ever” singer bonded while their brothers Bart and Finneas chatted.
Other than that, Billie Eilish has appeared on the legendary children’s educational show Sesame Street (again, as herself) and on Saturday Night Live (you guessed it, herself). There is a strange tendency in pop culture to assume that all performers are interested in other mediums of performance than the one they became successful in, which is why we have the Knives Out actor Don Johnson’s Billboard 100 Top Five hit “Heartbeat” and that movie in which Genesis drummer and pop singer Phil Collins played a train robber named Buster.
So while Billie Eilish seems at least somewhat open to appearing on Euphoria, she does not seem to be making any particular moves into the acting realm, unlike her peers in the music world Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa. The former recently appeared in the David O. Russell flop Amsterdam with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington, while Dua Lipa will make her feature film debut in the spy thriller Argyll, alongside Henry Cavill.
While it will not feature Billie Eilish, it is safe to assume that the upcoming third season of Euphoria is hotly anticipated. Series lead Zendaya has won two Primetime Emmys for her performance as troubled teen Rue Bennett, as well as making history for it. Additionally, her costar Sydney Sweeney was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for portraying a troubled teen.
While Euphoria has been criticized for its depiction of sexual activity and drug use among American teens (described as gratuitous and/or frank), it is also incredibly popular, likely for those same reasons. It is the third-most-watched show in HBO history after Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, but it does not seem viewers will get to see one of the biggest pop stars in the world on it any time soon. Maybe HBO should check in with Dua Lipa.