This post contains discussion of substance abuse.
On the show, Elliot was someone who used drugs with Euphoria's main character Rue, who struggles with drug addiction — and last year, Dominic revealed that he was struggling with addiction himself while filming the series.
"I mean, I was a drug addict and coming onto a show mainly about drugs, it was very difficult," he told Zane Lowe during an Apple Music interview. He also said that the show's creator, Sam Levinson, got him an on-set sober coach but he eventually was almost "kicked off" the show for drug use.
So, Dominic walked the Sundance red carpet for the premiere of his new film Little Death, and during an interview with Variety, he elaborated on why having a sober coach on set didn't help.
"When I was on Euphoria, they kind of just gave me a coach who would just talk to you," he explained, after referring to himself as "a pretty big drug addict" while talking about how he plays an addict in his new film.
Dominic described the sober coach as "just some random lady that I'd never relate to." "We had nothing in common," he said.
"We didn’t come from the same places or the same problems. It was hard to take advice from someone like that or give a shit.”
As for whether Elliot will be returning for Euphoria's long-awaited third season, Dominic said that it "would be dope" to come back to the show but that "I don't really talk to them anymore." So we'll see!
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.