Yes, that's White Boy Rick in Euphoria S2: Richie Merritt joins cast

Amber Peake January 12, 2022
Yes, that’s White Boy Rick in Euphoria S2: Richie Merritt joins cast

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Did you spot White Boy Rick actor Richie Merritt in Euphoria’s season 2 premiere? Fans sure did!

Euphoria’s season 2 premiere saw the return of some well-known cast members, including Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney and Alexa Demie as well as some new faces. Fans are eager to know more about the new additions.

One of the new stars is actor Richie Merritt who many have recognised for his 2018 role in the film White Boy Rick. We explore the up-and-coming actor’s feature in the new Euphoria season and other roles.

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White Boy Rick star Richie Merritt joins cast of Euphoria

Euphoria audiences are introduced to actor Richie Merritt as he takes on the role of Bruce Jr, an associate of drug dealer Laurie.

However, some viewers may already be familiar with Merritt for his breakthrough role in 2018 film White Boy Rick as he starred alongside Matthew McConaughey.

Before Merritt was cast in the film, he was a high-school student with no prior acting experience. The role has led him to take on a number of other acting jobs, which now includes Euphoria.

The actor talked about his casting in the series’ second season on Instagram in December. Sharing a teaser, Merritt gushed about how “blessed” he was to have worked with the show’s cast:

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Euphoria fans recognise White Boy Rick actor

If you recognised Richie Merritt in the first episode of Euphoria, you’re not alone. Many fans have already taken to social media to point out the White Boy Rick actor:

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What else has Richie Merritt been in?

Richie Merritt has been cast in a number of upcoming projects. Euphoria isn’t his only release this month as the upcoming thriller Clean, which sees Merritt star alongside Adrien Brody, is set to be released on 28 January.

In April last year, it was also announced Merritt had been cast in indie drama Lola James. However, a release date has yet to be confirmed.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.