Hunter Schafer from Euphoria takes ice cold showers for 30 seconds

Actress Hunter Schafer wearing an outfit by Loewe with Malone Souliers shoes arrives at the 2020 Fil...
HBO’s Euphoria has created a lot of break out stars. Zendaya won an Emmy for her role as Rue Bennet making her the youngest woman to win lead actress. Euphoria also gave us transgender actress Hunter Schafer, 21, who plays transgender teenager Julia Vaughn. Julia is a good friend to Rue but she is also Rue’s enabler. Hunter’s role in Euphoria is a very big deal because she represents the many transgender teens who may or may not feel seen (despite her character being extremely problematic. To be fair all of the teenagers in this show have issues).

As we wait on Euphoria’s second season to be released, HBO kept us satisfied by releasing two special episodes over the holiday season. Hunter is profiled in the New York Times where she takes us on a journey of her three days in New York City to attend the Gotham Awards. In a series of journal entries, we get to learn more about Hunter. For example, she likes screamo music. I have no idea what that is but hey, if she likes it, I love it. We also discovered that Hunter likes to take invigorating 30 second cold showers in the morning to wake herself up. Below are a few snippets from Hunter’s three day journaling in The New York Times:

Monday Morning
I’m really bad about hitting the snooze button in the morning, so I need something pretty jarring to wake me up — I just use the regular annoying iPhone alarm. But I’ve also been sleeping to the Kajillionaire soundtrack, so I get nice little bits of that in my five minutes before my alarm goes off again.

One thing that’s changed since the start of the pandemic is my shower routine. When I’m filming, I’ve been obsessed with this thing my friend told me you can do where, at the end of your shower, you turn the nozzle all the way cold and let yourself sit in the freezing water for 30 seconds. Its brings you to life.

Monday Evening
I sat at my own table, socially distanced from the other presenters, at the Gotham Awards ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street. I gave out the short form Breakthrough Series award, which I was so happy to see “I May Destroy You” win. That show took me out when it came out last year — it was [expletive] incredible. I’m a huge Michaela Coel fan…

Tuesday Afternoon
I came across this album, “Hunter Schafer’s Boyfriend,” by an artist named CHASE after someone tagged me in it on Twitter. I was like, “What is this?” Then I listened to it, and it’s actually sick. I genuinely enjoyed it — there’s something electronic and poppy about it, but also elements of rap and maybe a little screamo, too.

On Her Wish List
I love drawing by the window in my hotel in New York, coffee in hand — that’s my dream of a day. I love Basquiat, Egon Schiele and Sage Adams. I go through waves where I get really into drawing for a couple of weeks, then I set it aside for a bit because I don’t feel that creative. Hopefully I’m going to go through another one soon.

[From New York Times]

It took me a minute to get into Euphoria because I tend to dislike the adultification of teenagers. However once I started watching the show, I really got into it. Yes, many of the characters are spoiled entitled children, some are abusive, and all of them are lost. In most cases, these kids are either emotionally neglected or completely abandoned and this is why many of them turn to sex, drugs, and violence to cope. The adults in this show are also messed up.

Hunter’s character is dealing transitioning as a teenager, body dysmorphia and a lot of self loathing. The show shines a light on the difficulty of being a teenager and the pitfalls that come about when teenagers don’t have proper guidance. My soul personally hurt for Julia, Hunter’s character. She just seems lost and self-destructive. Hunter is also very good at making Julia sympathetic.

With that being said, I love that Hunter takes ice cold showers in the morning. That was one of the things that I used to do at the ashram. It is encouraged as an ayurvedic method of waking your body up and getting your blood flowing. It was also frigging hot in Thailand so it was a great way to cool down. Taking ice cold showers and going ice swimming is also really great for your skin. I love that there’s a song called Hunter Schafer’s Boyfriend. That is the cutest thing and shows that many have embraced Hunter. Hunter seems to be a well-rounded individual as well. She loves Basquiat and that tells me she is a true artist. I am looking forward to season two of Euphoria and the chaos it will bring. And I am keeping my eye on Hunter Schafer. Not only is she stunning, but I believe she may be a star in the making.

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  1. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    I have not heard of Euphoria before, but now I will definitely check it out.

  2. Jenn says:

    I don’t know about Ayurveda, but when I was a teen, at least, they said that ending your shower with cold water would do good things for your hair?? I think it supposedly tightens your pores, too (I know, I know, “pores can’t change size,” I know).

    • dlc says:

      I heard that too! I did it for awhile. I live in Ohio so it’s not refreshing, lol.

    • lucy2 says:

      I always heard it was supposed to make your hair shiny. I don’t know if that was ever tested out.
      I usually end up turning the shower hotter as I go, unless it’s really hot in the summer. 30 seconds of cold water sounds terrible to me.

    • Lemons says:

      I’ve heard that rinsing your hair after conditioning with cold water helps close the hair cuticles and keeps in the moisture. Not sure if this works, but during the hot months, it is refreshing.

      • CuriousCole says:

        I occasionally blast my hair with cold water at the end of a shower and it does seem to help tame frizz a little and add some shine. But I’m in Wisconsin so I’m not regularly doing arctic blasts most of the year.

  3. Iris says:

    She’s talking about the Wim Hof method, I presume?

    • Diana says:

      Wim Hof is the man. I am doing 2 minutes of cold water to end my regular warm shower.

      It strengthens the immune system.

      Wim Hof has a twin brother who is sedentary – what a scientist’s dream to be able to study them!

      But, as Oya mentions, cold showers goes back further than Wim – it’s an ayurvedic method.

  4. Snazzy says:

    I go cold water swimming at least 5 times a week. It’s amazing

  5. Case says:

    I watched the whole first season of Euphoria. The acting is great, but I personally couldn’t get past the adultification of teens issue. It’s like they hit on every hot-button issue they could think of just to be “edgy.” Not for me.

    • Naddie says:

      Same, i gave up in the first episode i saw. Everyone is either on drugs, depressed or on a sexual spree, it’s not realistic at all.

  6. Ellie says:

    She’s gorgeous. Euphoria is so unusual in that it stresses me the F out, while also so visually stunning it is like you are watching it on hallucinogens. I have never seen anything like it before.

    • lucy2 says:

      I never got past the first episode, but now I’m kind of intrigued. The performances were really good and it was interesting, but it also seemed dark and stressful, and I couldn’t deal with that at the time I tried watching it.

      ETA I love the gold dress photo of Hunter!

  7. mimi says:

    I am really feeling the Porter mag photos! Beautiful.

  8. Sof says:

    Euphoria made me want to put on crazy makeup, if I was a teenager I would totally copy some of the looks Jules wore.

    I’m not sure if the characters act as adults though, well, with the exception of Nate of course, and that kid that’s always with Fez.
    Maybe I’m not remembering the show correctly, but when I was in highschools ten years ago some of my classmates acted like these characters. Not the whole group.

  9. Anna says:

    Getting vampire vibes, maybe the cold works to bring her to life jk lol (this site is named celebitchy after all)

  10. Aimee says:

    I really like her. I am thrilled for her success!!!!!

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I have no choice but to end my shower with freezing water. 🤨😡😠. She’s quite beautiful, and I’m glad for her success, but I couldn’t get into Euphoria.

  12. phlyfiremama says:

    It’s great for “shocking” your body temperature a bit, which causes stimulation to certain aspects of the immune system. It is similar to a fever/temperature actually sometimes being a GOOD thing because of the immune system components it also stimulates. MedCram explains WHY in-depth on their Youtube channel, for FREE, in their CV19 updates. Specifically, type in “Finnish Sauna” to get a look at the actual scientific reasons behind it. It has great information for people to stay current on current issues with the virus. Did I mention free?? LOL

  13. Sunshine says:

    I loved Euphoria so much that I watched the first season twice! The writing is amazing, the acting, the characters, the cinematography… As someone who experienced addiction as a teen and knew of others who struggled with many of the other issues covered in Euphoria, to me it feels very realistic. The only thing that felt far fetched is the younger brother of the drug dealer who somehow knows everything about every drug and talks like he’s a seasoned dealer in his 30s but appears to be no older than 12 lol.