Why Euphoria’s Martha Kelly Thought She’d Be Fired for the Role

When Martha Kelly was hired to play lorry in excitement, She didn’t really know what she was signing up for.

“I was really scared to play Laurie because I definitely see the character as just a monster,” the Emmy nominee told E! News. news. “And I’m a stand-up comic, so if I’m lucky enough to get acting jobs, I want them to be likeable characters.”

But Laurie is the opposite of a likable character. He’s a drug dealer who will stop at nothing to make a profit, even if it means hiring a teenager to deal with high school students. He also intoxicated Rue (Zendaya) and locked her in a room, it appears that he is planning to use her to his advantage.

Then again, Martha wasn’t sure how her skills as a comedian would translate. “It’s a theatrical show,” she remembers thinking to herself. “I’m not a dramatic actor. I’m probably going to be fired.”

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