Ahead of the popular HBO show’s season two finale airing this Sunday, the performer was a guest on NBC’s Late Night on Thursday, where host Seth Meyers played a clip showing her character, Lexi, involved in a school play based on her life. After showing the footage, Meyers pointed out that Apatow was a real-life theater fanatic growing up, and she concurred, revealing that she and Euphoria series creator Sam Levinson had spoken about this.
“Sam and I had a lot of discussions about it beforehand, and it was loosely based on me as a theater child,” she shared. “I started when I was really young. I remember I always really went for it, too.”
Apatow, whose parents are Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, went on to recall a time when she was dressing up as a 19th-century gold miner at the age of 9 and actually removed her own tooth to properly look the part.
“I did a Gold Rush day, and I wanted to look like a miner, so I ripped out my tooth,” the 24-year-old star said. “It was not a loose tooth at all! It was not ready to go, and I just ripped it out.”
When Meyers asked how her parents reacted, Apatow said, “I think my dad was like, ‘What is wrong with her? Oh, no. We’ve raised a monster.’”