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Jacob Elordi Jokes ‘Euphoria’ Season 3 Will Have to De-Age Him: I Need to Be ‘Benjamin Button or Something’

Jacob Elordi knows he can’t pull off playing a high schooler much longer.

The “Priscilla” and “Saltburn” star said during “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” that to return to the high school halls for “Euphoria” Season 3 would require a bit of VFX magic…or a time jump. The Sam Levinson-created series is expected to return for a third installment in 2025 after Season 2 aired in 2022. The series debuted in June 2019 and has since landed 25 Emmy nominations and nine Emmy wins.

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“I’m going to have a bad back walking down the hallway,” Elordi joked, saying the series will have to return “soon” or “they’ll have to Benjamin Button me or something.”

Elordi was referencing David Fincher’s 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which won the VFX Oscar for de-aging Brad Pitt as the reverse aging title character.

As for “Euphoria,” Elordi added of a possible time jump for the show, “I’m assuming that we’ll have to go forward, otherwise it’s going to seem like a weird bit.”

HBO’s chairman and CEO Casey Bloys recently told The Wrap that “Euphoria” showrunner Levinson is currently writing Season 3 as of January 2024.

“He’s in the thick of it,” Bloys said. “So I don’t know that he is laying out what the future looks like. It’s just getting Season 3 done.”

Bloys added of wrapping up “Euphoria” soon, “I haven’t had a specific conversation with him about is this the end or what does it look like.”

Levinson previously teased to Elle that the third season will be a “film noir” centered on Zendaya’s lead character Rue as she “explores what it means to be an individual with principles in a corrupt world.” Zendaya is slated to direct an episode of Season 3, the first season sans Barbie Ferreira’s character Kat Hernandez after Ferreira announced her exit in August 2022.

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