Euphoria‘s Angus Cloud Doesn’t Want Siri Recording His Conversations

Published July 31, 2019

Photo by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack. Styled by Amir Dobos. Grooming by Ted Gibson @starring.

Extra! Extra! Welcome to “Softball,” where we ask celebrities of every stripe to give us their take on what’s swirling in the modern hellscape of the 24-hour news cycle.

In this edition, Angus Cloud, the actor behind the fan-favorite drug dealer Fezco of HBO’s Euphoria, has had a wild year. Scouted on the streets of New York, the 21-year-old was whisked to Hollywood to audition for the role in the Drake-produced series. Despite his lack of acting experience he landed the part. “I like this job. It’s the best job I’ve ever had,” he remarks, in his characteristically nonchalant tone. Though his demeanor is certainly laid-back, Cloud’s on-screen performance is masterfully heart-wrenching. His character is deeply conflicted, navigating the world of drug-dealing with a strong moral compass and genuine sense of empathy. “A lot of people might associate drugs with being bad, but it’s not necessarily true.” As the first season of Euphoria comes to an end this Sunday (don’t freak out, it’s been renewed for Season 2), we caught up with Cloud to discuss the show and hear his off-the-cuff thoughts on Shark Week, “Old Town Road,” and the message he has for Siri: “Ain’t nobody talking to you. Damn.”

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WINNER’S CIRCLE: LIL NAS X’S ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ BREAKS RECORD WITH 17TH WEEK ATOP BILLBOARD HOT 100” 

(BILLBOARD)

“Good for him. It’s catchy.”

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“CAPITAL ONE DATA BREACH COMPROMISES DATA OF OVER 100 MILLION”

(THE NEW YORK TIMES)

“Damn. That sucks. There’s lots that hackers can do these days, you know what I’m saying? They be getting into government shit.”

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“ASAP ROCKY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULT IN SWEDEN”

(BBC)

“I think the whole thing is pretty fucked up, man. It sucks for anyone that gets locked up for something like what happened with him. The police are always going to arrest somebody and say they did it, but whatever the case, I’ve only seen the little videos, and it looks like a pretty whack situation that he was trying to avoid.”

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“A HOSPITAL IS DRESSING UP NEWBORNS IN BABY SHARK ONESIES FOR SHARK WEEK”

(CNN)

“I don’t have a TV–I’ve got a projector. I used to watch Shark Week. I used to be like, ‘Yeah, Shark Week!’ but it’s not like I was staying inside all week watching it.”

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“HEY SIRI! STOP RECORDING AND SHARING MY PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS”

(THE GUARDIAN)

“That’s weird, man. I don’t like that. They got everybody. It’s too late anyways, you know what I’m saying? Siri pops up on my phone and I’m like, ‘Ain’t nobody talking to you. Damn.’ It be popping up with ads that you talked about and shit. You know it’s listening. They put it right there in your face. You could talk about popsicles or some shit and it’s going to put an ad on whatever app you’re using, like Instagram. It’s going to put popsicles on there because you were talking about it.”

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EUPHORIA COMES TO AN END AS ITS FIRST SEASON WRAPS”

(THE BOSTON GLOBE)

“Yup. It’s coming up. I want to keep watching, you know? I’m excited because I ain’t seen it yet. It’s great to be a part of the show.”