With massive success as a lead on HBO’s “Euphoria,” Zendaya Coleman is not playing around when it comes to having the coins to match.

The Big Bucks

In a report shared by GQ, the actress has supposedly closed a big negotiation that will put her salary at $1 million per episode.

The actress, who portrays Rue Bennett in the series that follows the tumultuous lives of teenagers trying to navigate life as they know it, has also scored an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for both seasons of “Euphoria.”


After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the series returned in 2022 for an explosive second season.

Upon its return, according to GQ, Zendaya also became an executive producer of the show. Her second Emmy win was just as historic as the first, reportedly making her the youngest person to ever receive an Emmy nomination, at the age of 25.

On Playing Rue

During the last season, Zendaya took to social media to open up about what her character Rue means to her and also what she represents to so many people.

“I think in this show, and this season more specifically, she hits rock bottom,” Zendaya shared. “It’s my hope for people watching that they still see her as a person worthy of their love. And worthy of their time, and that she has a redemptive quality still, and that we still see the good in her even if she can’t see it in herself.”


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She added, “I care about her deeply. I also care about the people who care about her because I think many of them share her story of addiction and sobriety, and many of them share a lot of emotional disorders, and I think it’s important that we continue to have that love for her.”

On Maintaining It All

As previously reported by AfroTech, Zendaya has never shied away from sharing her own mental health journey, once revealing that she sought therapy due to being overly concerned about her finances.

“The hope is to have a career where you can be in a position, financially, to just do things you want to do because you enjoy the work and not have to worry about the other things,” she said in a British Vogue (via Yahoo!) cover story. “But I’m always like, ‘I will always need to work.’ Because if I don’t work, then everything can be gone tomorrow.”