There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching Euphoria. The sophomore season of the beloved HBO series is firing on all cylinders right now, with spectacular spotlights over the last three weeks on some surprising characters including Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Cal (Eric Dane), and fan-favorite Fezco (Angus Cloud). The latter two, in particular, have started off the season by intersecting in some surprising ways, as Cal—set up by his son Nate (Jacob Elordi)—ends up crossing paths with Fezco in a dangerous fashion.

Cloud’s performance as Fezco, in particular, struck a chord in the episodes we watched, balancing a soulful approach with Maude Apatow’s Lexi and Chloe Cherry’s Faye with a bit of vengeance towards Nate. The latter bookends the series’ absolutely electric premiere, the ramifications of which the show is still exploring.

In the wake of Fezco and Cal’s “Who’s On First?”-inspired showdown in this week’s episode, Complex jumped on the line to briefly chat with Cloud, who just touched down in Oklahoma City to begin work on his second film—he recently wrapped on a Christmas-set thriller called Your Lucky Day. The actor spoke with us about working alongside the “fucking hilarious” Eric Dane, some of the prep that went into the premiere’s show-stopper of an ending, how Maude Apatow made it easy for him to open up, and much more.