Kaya Scodelario brands HBO’s Euphoria ‘crazy’ before recalling her role in the E4 Skins as Effy

Kaya Scodelario brands HBO’s Euphoria ‘crazy’ before recalling her own role in the E4 hit Skins as teen tearaway Effy Stonem

Kaya Scodelario has branded hit show Euphoria ‘crazy’, before then remembering her own role in E4 series Skins.

The actress, 30, took to TikTok on Tuesday where she expressed shock at the antics of the characters – with the HBO show centering around 17-year-old high school students amid their struggled with drugs, sex and trauma.

However, Kaya was quick to recall her own turn as tearaway teen Effy Stonem – the younger sister of Nicolas Hoult’s Tony – in Skins, which was filmed when she was just 14-years-old.  

Role: Kaya Scodelario has branded hit show Euphoria 'crazy', before then remembering her own role in E4 series Skins

Role: Kaya Scodelario has branded hit show Euphoria ‘crazy’, before then remembering her own role in E4 series Skins

Filming herself staring wide-eyed at the camera, Kaya mouthed over words which said: ‘Watching Euphoria for the first time thinking this is crazy for 17 year olds then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14.’

Skins was hugely popular and ran from 2007 to 2013 and followed the lives of a group of teenagers from Bristol, tackling issues such as mental illness, eating disorders and substance abuse. 

Euphoria began in 2019 and stars Zendaya, Jacob Elordi and Sydney Sweeney, with Zendaya recently forced to defend the show after it was accused of ‘glorifying’ teen drug use.

Wild: The actress, 30, took to TikTok on Tuesday where she expressed shock at the antics of the characters – with the HBO show centering around 17-year-old high school students amid their struggled with drugs, sex and trauma

Kaya captioned her clip, writing: ‘Will always be greatful [sic]. But yeah safeguarding really wasn’t a thing back then…’

Replying to a fan who asked if the programme affected her mentality at that age, she responded: ‘Yes. It was a beautiful time but also the deep-rooted cause of a lot of my issues now. Still, it gave me the opportunity to do the job I loved.’

Kaya fans were quick to respond to her video, with many comparing the two shows and remarking that Skins paved the way for Euphoria. 

Thoughts: Filming herself staring wide-eyed at the camera, Kaya mouthed over words which said: 'Watching Euphoria for the first time thinking this is crazy for 17 year olds then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14'

Thoughts: Filming herself staring wide-eyed at the camera, Kaya mouthed over words which said: ‘Watching Euphoria for the first time thinking this is crazy for 17 year olds then remembering what I was doing on TV at 14’

Recalling the past: Kaya captioned her clip, writing: 'Will always be greatful [sic]. But yeah safeguarding really wasn’t a thing back then…'

Recalling the past: Kaya captioned her clip, writing: ‘Will always be greatful [sic]. But yeah safeguarding really wasn’t a thing back then…’

Response: Replying to a fan who asked if the programme affected her mentality at that age, she responded: 'Yes. It was a beautiful time but also the deep-rooted cause of a lot of my issues now. Still, it gave me the opportunity to do the job I loved'

Response: Replying to a fan who asked if the programme affected her mentality at that age, she responded: ‘Yes. It was a beautiful time but also the deep-rooted cause of a lot of my issues now. Still, it gave me the opportunity to do the job I loved’

One commented: ‘effy makes euphoria look like a Disney show.’

While another shared: ‘Effy would make Nate cry.’

‘Effy will always be the blueprint, skins walked so euphoria could run’ wrote a third.

Iconic: Skins was hugely popular and ran from 2007 to 2013 and followed the lives of a group of teenagers from Bristol, tackling issues such as mental illness, eating disorders and substance abuse

Iconic: Skins was hugely popular and ran from 2007 to 2013 and followed the lives of a group of teenagers from Bristol, tackling issues such as mental illness, eating disorders and substance abuse 

Controversial: Euphoria began in 2019 and stars Zendaya, Jacob Elordi (centre) and Sydney Sweeney (right), with Zendaya recently forced to defend the show after it was accused of 'glorifying' teen drug use

Controversial: Euphoria began in 2019 and stars Zendaya, Jacob Elordi (centre) and Sydney Sweeney (right), with Zendaya recently forced to defend the show after it was accused of ‘glorifying’ teen drug use

‘euphoria is like the PG version of skins’ came the respond from a fourth TikTok user.

With another adding: ‘effy ran so them euphoria characters could walk.’

Kaya previously opened up on her experience of working on Skins at a young age in an interview with InStyle back in 2020.

Comparisons: Kaya fans were quick to respond to her video, with many comparing the two shows and remarking that Skins paved the way for Euphoria

Comparisons: Kaya fans were quick to respond to her video, with many comparing the two shows and remarking that Skins paved the way for Euphoria

She explained: ‘We were teenagers and we weren’t ready to face the realities of our situations. And Skins was so odd because we were experiencing things in real life as we were filming them. 

‘We were all going through our first loves, or our first breakups, or leaving home and arguing with our parents, and suddenly trying to look after our finances, or finding a place to live.’

She went on: ‘And it was extremely stressful for all of us. I think it’s the reason why a lot of us are still friends now, because that experience was so strange. And now we finally talk about it — when we have dinner and sit around, we discuss how we felt at the time when we were filming.’ 

Memories: Kaya previously opened up on her experience of working on Skins at a young age, admitting she and her co-stars 'weren't ready to face the realities of our situations'

Memories: Kaya previously opened up on her experience of working on Skins at a young age, admitting she and her co-stars ‘weren’t ready to face the realities of our situations’

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