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Dominic Fike Was High on Shrooms at His 'Euphoria' Audition

Dominic Fike had a less than ideal audition experience. As we all know, the 26-year-old actor and musician shot to fame after joining the cast of HBO's smash-hit series Euphoria, in which he plays Elliot, a friend of lead characters Rue and Jules who battles his substance usage throughout season two. But in an unfortunate coincidence, Fike was apparently struggling with his own addiction at the time, which he said almost cost him the big role.
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Dominic Fike Gets Candid About His Relationship With Hunter Schafer for the First Time

Months after sparking romance rumors, Dominic Fike opened up about his relationship with Hunter Schafer for the first time. Fike revealed he connected with his Euphoria co-star rather quickly while on set. “In those moments, your relationship is accelerated because you’re so vulnerable with someone, immediately. Which usually takes a long time,” he told GQ in a new interview. “Some people fall in love, like, f–king months after they meet, or years after. We developed an attraction — it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly.”
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Euphoria's Dominic Fike Reveals He Was High on Shrooms During His Audition and Lost the Role

Watch: Euphoria's Dominic Fike Faces Backlash for Amber Heard Comments. Dominic Fike's high audition was a low point in his acting career. Fike stars as Elliot—Rue and Jules' friend who struggles with substance abuse—on HBO's Euphoria. But in a recent interview, he revealed that he almost didn't get the role. Why? Because he was high on shrooms during the audition.
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Dominic Fike Was High on Shrooms During His Euphoria Audition

Euphoria star Dominic Fike nearly missed out on the role of Elliot because of his substance abuse problem. In an interview with GQ, the singer-songwriter and actor revealed he was high on shrooms during his final chemistry read with Barbie Ferreira, resulting in him losing the role. At the time, Fike said he thought taking shrooms would help him get into character, but the result was the opposite.

Dominic Fike talks falling in love with ‘Euphoria’ co-star Hunter Schafer

Dominic Fike confirmed for the first time that he is dating his “Euphoria” co-star Hunter Schafer. The “3 Nights” singer, 26, told GQ that working with the model, 23, on Season 2 of the HBO teen drama helped fast-track their romance. “In those moments, your relationship is accelerated because you’re so vulnerable with someone, immediately. Which usually takes a long time,” he said. “Some people fall in love, like, f–king months after they meet, or years after. We developed an attraction — it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly.” The profile, which appears in the...
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Dominic Fike Confirms Relationship With Hunter Schafer: He's "Very Much in Love"

We're fully prepared to declare Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike the cutest couple of 2022, and no other future pair could possibly dethrone them. The 23-year-old model and 26-year-old singer, who respectively portray Jules and Elliot on season two of "Euphoria," stirred up dating speculation after leaving two West Hollywood restaurants hand in hand — we're talkin' interlaced fingers here, people — on Jan. 15 and again on Jan. 28. Now Fike has officially confirmed he and Schafer are dating in the upcoming June/July 2022 issue of GQ, as reported by Page Six.
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Dominic Fike Under Fire for Disturbing Comment About Amber Heard

Dominic Fike dug his own grave by sharing controversial comments about his opinion on Amber Heard. On May 21, the Euphoria actor performed at Northwestern University. After a set, a fan filmed Fike saying, “Yo, so I’m just gonna come straight out and say it. Actually, I think Amber Heard is hot, dude.” As the crowd started to boo him, Fike continued to say, “I know it’s not a popular opinion and it’s not the focus at the moment, dude, but I’ve been having these visions of her just beating me up — I think it’s hot.” Since then, the video has gone viral, shocking everyone on the internet. “Oh NO… NO THIS IS NOT IT,” one user commented on the video, while another added, “what was the thought process behind this…?”