Newly-engaged Sydney Sweeney confirms she ‘never asked’ to remove nude scenes in Euphoria
Sydney Sweeney has confirmed that she ‘never asked’ for any of her nude scenes to be taken out of Euphoria.
The actress, 24, said previous comments ‘got twisted and turned’ and has clarified she didn’t ask showrunner Sam Levinson to remove the scenes.
Sydney, who plays Cassie Howard in the hit HBO show, stressed how ‘respectful’ Sam is and that he respected her boundaries as a performer.
‘It got twisted and turned and became its own beast’: Newly-engaged Sydney Sweeney, 24, has confirmed that she ‘never asked’ to remove nude scenes in Euphoria
In an interview with Teen Vogue magazine she explained: ‘I never asked him to cut any scenes. It got twisted and turned and it became its own beast, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God.”
Euphoria is known for its often challenging storylines as a group of American high school students navigate the trials and tribulations of growing up through experiences with sex, drugs and various relationships.
Referencing her previous comments, she explained: ‘It was more how respectful Sam is and how incredible of a director he is, that he would never make me do something I didn’t feel comfortable with.’
Sydney’s comments come following an interview with The Independent in January, where she said: ‘There are moments where Cassie was supposed to be shirtless and I would tell Sam, ‘I don’t really think that’s necessary here.”
But added that we would agree with her, she detailed: ‘He was like, ‘OK, we don’t need it.”
She went on to say that the show’s creator always did everything he could to make her feel
On set: Sydney, who plays Cassie Howard in the hit HBO show, stressed how ‘respectful’ Sam is and that he respected her boundaries as a performer
The actress continued: ‘I’ve never felt like Sam has pushed it on me or was trying to get a nude scene into an HBO show,’ Sweeney said. ‘When I didn’t want to do it, he didn’t make me.’
Sydney argued that the show – which also stars Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer and Barbie Ferreira – used nudity as an ‘important’ plot point, and added it has ‘a purpose’.
She explained: ‘I think it’s important to the storyline and the character. There’s a purpose to what that character is going through. That’s the character.
‘We all get naked in real life. We show this character’s life and what they’re going through. Cassie’s body is a different form of communication for her.’
Nudity: She added: ‘We all get naked in real life. We show this character’s life and what they’re going through. Cassie’s body is a different form of communication for her’
This comes following reports that Euphoria had been branded a ‘toxic workplace’ in a shock new investigation.
According to a report by the Daily Beast and insiders, background actors complained about not receiving meals on set and were denied bathroom breaks on 18-hour workdays.
The report also claimed the series got so many complaints that a SAG-AFTRA union rep was forced turned up to on set.
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