As most of her fans know, Alexa Demie has become a household name portraying the role of Maddy Perez in the HBO series “Euphoria.” The teen drama covers a wide array of serious topics, including teen substance abuse, domestic violence, death, and sexuality. In her role as Maddy, the actor has had to act in some pretty heavy scenes, especially those with her on-screen boyfriend Nate (played by Jacob Elordi, via IMDb). The relationship between Maddy and Nate is played out as a rather toxic one, which may not come as a surprise considering the environments in which each of the characters grew up.
Maddy’s parents don’t have a loving relationship at all, much to her disappointment. Despite her efforts to point that out to her mother, things don’t seem to change, so it makes sense that Maddy would struggle to cultivate a truly healthy relationship when she hasn’t had a great example to learn from. In “Euphoria”‘s second season, Maddy has her 18th birthday, so all of this trauma is a lot for her to deal with at such a young age. Luckily, though, the show follows a fictional storyline, which also speaks highly to Demie’s incredible acting chops.
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