Screen captures of Austin in Do Revenge have been added to the gallery. Do Revenge is available to stream on Netflix.
THE LIST – What’s better than a female-powered revenge flick to see in the movie theater? When it comes to you in the comfort of your own home. Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke are joining forces to bring the Hitchcock-inspired “Do Revenge” to Netflix, and the anticipated film delivers every twist, turn, and motive, and surprise a nail-biting drama ensues. At the center of the vengeance-based film is the release of an ill-timed sex tape featuring Mendes’ Drea, seemingly leaked by her boyfriend — and the king of high school — Max. Such betrayal marks the beginning of a teenage-conspired plot to take down those who wronged Drea and Hawke’s Eleanor, with the boisterous likes of Max at the center of the take-down conspiracy.
If “Do Revenge” sounds like a wild ride — well — that’s because it is, and ahead of the film’s drop on Netflix, we sat down for an exclusive interview with Austin Abrams to get the scoop on his character, Max, and what motivated his movements throughout the film. Not only did Abrams compare and contrast Max to his well-known character of Ethan Lewis in HBO’s hit show “Euphoria,” but he also gave us some insight into where he sourced inspiration from and what it was like to bring Max to life, despite his faults.
THE WRAP – “It was really fun to go from a very nice, gentle, thoughtful guy to [an] egomaniac,” the actor tells TheWrap
Austin Abrams’ character Max Broussard in “Do Revenge” could not be more different from his role in “Euphoria” as Ethan Lewis. And for a little bit, Abrams went back and forth between shooting the new Netflix movie (now streaming) and Season 2 of Sam Levinson’s HBO drama.
“It was really fun to go from a very nice, gentle, thoughtful guy to [an] egomaniac,” he said in an interview with TheWrap about his “Do Revenge” character. “That is just really flashy, really craving attention.”
Abrams stars alongside Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke in the young adult movie, directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film follows Drea Torres (Mendes), fallen ‘it’ girl, and Eleanor Levetan (Maya Hawke), new girl in school, as they pair up to take down each other’s enemies, hence the title “Do Revenge.” Abrams plays Drea’s ex-boyfriend who leaks a steamy video meant only for his eyes.
THE DAILY BEAST – Austin Abrams, the adorable heartthrob from “Dash & Lily,” discusses breaking bad in Netflix’s “Do Revenge,” aging out of teen roles, and whether he’s returning to “Euphoria.”
Historically speaking, Austin Abrams has always been the nice guy. He’s the dorky, sweet know-it-all you pray to be partnered with in a chemistry lab. He’s used to playing the guy your mom thinks you should date—and even if you don’t really like him, maybe a few years later, you understand what she was talking about. (Looking at you, Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary.) He’s a soft boy.
Abrams has cemented himself in this archetype with roles like Ethan in Euphoria, Dash in Dash and Lily, and even wisecracking Ben in Paper Towns. But now, he’s using that nice-guy status to rip the rug out from under us. Finally, Abrams has turned his sweetness into something more conniving: playing the villain in Do Revenge.
Austin attended the Do Revenge premiere held at Tudum Theater in Hollywood (September 14). Austin was joined by co-stars including Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes, and director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
Also in attendance were Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sophie Turner, Ava Capri, Rish Shah, Talia Ryder, Jonathan Daviss, Paris Berelc, and Eliza Bennett.