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Hi, Hunter fans! I’d like to thank Ray for allowing me to run I have updated the gallery with photoshoots, magazines and events.

Hunter Schafer on the cover of Porter Magazine

Hunter Schafer on the cover of Porter Magazine

Hunter Schafer is on the cover of the January issue of Porter Magazine. You can read the full interview in our press library and check out pictures in our gallery!

Even over the medium of Zoom, Hunter Schafer’s wild and enchanting energy instantly permeates the airwaves, as we meet to chat just before Christmas. “What time is it there? Oh, laaaaaate,” she draws, before gushing, “Oh wow, oh gosh, who is this?!” as my dog walks across the screen. It’s 7pm, and it’s hard not to be spellbound by her.

This could be, in part, because of the impressive array of credentials that we are here to discuss. At the age of 22, Schafer has already starred in one of HBO’s hit breakout shows: 2019’s Euphoria, which was her debut acting role; she shares joint lead with Emmy-winning actor Zendaya. As a model, Schafer’s walked up and down many runways, and recently became the face of Shiseido. She’s also a talented artist in her own right. And, when she was still a high-school student, she acted as a plaintiff against the state of North Carolina, resulting in trans people being able to use a bathroom of their choosing.

Growing up in North Carolina, Schafer never considered herself a performer – she wanted to go to New York to study art (she had a place at London’s Central Saint Martins, too), which she would fund by modeling. Like many people who have grown up in a small town, a city like New York – or London or LA – acted like a beacon; a place to find a like-minded community. It is notable, then, that Schafer’s big acting break meant returning to a small town, albeit a fictional one, and partly reliving that life.

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Hunter Schafer Photographed for Interview Magazine

Hunter Schafer Photographed for Interview Magazine

Heidi Bivens, the costume genius behind Euphoria, was interviewed by Designer Raffaella Hanley for Interview Magazine. They talked about Jules’ looks on the show and other stuff about Euphoria. Along with the article, Hunter Schafer did some self portraits for the magazine and some new behind the scenes photos were released. Check out our gallery to see the photos.

Hunter Schafer photographed for W’s 2020 TV Portfolio

Hunter Schafer photographed for W’s 2020 TV Portfolio

Hunter Schafer was photographed for W’s 2020 TV Portfolio, where she paid homage to one of her favorite animes Neon Genesis Evangelion. During the interview, she talked about being creative during quarantine, Euphoria, her favorite TV shows and much more. You can check out the photoshoot in our gallery and read the full interview in our press library!

Hunter Schafer might have experienced one of the most productive quarantines you’ll hear about. In the beginning, she spent nearly two months locked in her apartment in Los Angeles writing, painting, and creating storyboards nonstop. We’re talking day and night. Then she purchased a truck and drove it from California to North Carolina, where her sister lives. It’s also possible that, somewhere in there, she worked on Euphoria, the HBO show in which she plays Jules, the charming best friend and love interest of Zendaya, whose character is named Rue. Euphoria can be described as nothing short of a sensation: When it debuted, in June 2019, HBO’s audience numbers increased by 130 percent within four days of the premiere of the first episode due to replays and streaming. Although Zendaya-as-Rue was certainly central to the show’s appeal, Schafer’s Jules emerged as an equally intriguing person in creator Sam Levinson’s universe: a transgender teenage girl searching for friendship and recognition while engaging in a series of trysts with older men.

But if Schafer did any work on Euphoria in the past six months, the world won’t find out just yet—the start date for production on season 2 is still unknown, and when the 21-year-old actress calls from a hotel in L.A. (she’s allowing a friend who doesn’t have air conditioning to stay in her home during a particularly inhumane heat wave), she won’t spill any information.

Instead, she shares the details of her artistic process: how she played the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion in the background on her projector with the sound off while she painted; her father’s obsession with comic books, which led to her own interest in Hawkwoman and the Green Lantern. Mostly, quarantine was a time of exploration for Schafer—whether physically, when driving in a car, or artistically, while sliding a fat marker across a piece of paper. “I don’t know if my style of drawing or artwork would be considered anime,” she said. “I don’t really know what to call it. It’s kind of become its own thing.”

Hunter Schafer Named Shiseido Makeup Global Brand Ambassador

Hunter Schafer Named Shiseido Makeup Global Brand Ambassador

Hunter Schafer has a new home with Shiseido.

The actress and artist, best known for playing transgender teen Jules on HBO’s Euphoria, has landed with the Japanese beauty brand as its newest global brand ambassador. She’ll make her first campaign appearance in 2021. Terms of the appointment were not disclosed. 

It’s the latest addition to Schafer’s multi-faceted career. She built her resume first by landing a job as a contributing artist for Rookie magazine at the age of 15. She then attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she was named a finalist in the National Young Arts Foundation competition. That same year, 2017, she earned a spot on Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 list.

Schafer then segued to fashion, walking on runways for Dior, Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Coach, Helmut Lang, R13 and Mansur Gavriel, among others. Now, she’s known for turning heads opposite Zendaya on Euphoria. As for her partnership with the brand, Shiseido global artistic director James Boehmer says, “She really represents the current zeitgeist of beauty in that there are no rules, no boundaries, and no restrictions. Similar to Shiseido, Hunter is both modern and timeless. She continues to write her own narrative, which is what we encourage people to do with makeup.”

In a release announcing the news, Schafer says that she was interested in Shiseido because of the brand’s artistry and for how it aligns with her own creative expression. “As someone who likes to be artistic with makeup, that was something that instantly attracted me to the brand. Shiseido is about more than trying to look pretty or appeal to a specific standard of beauty. Shiseido is parallel to art,” she explains. “By partnering with Shiseido, I want to bring more visibility to the notion that you can move beyond one beauty ideal or standard. I’m about leveling up and finding your own frequency in makeup.”