A New Look For Sydney Sweeney In Euphoria. Sweeney will play the role of Cassie Howard in Euphoria. The series follows recovering drug addict Rue, played by Zendaya, who struggles with relationships, and mental health along with her peers. The show is raw and unsparing in its portrayal of Gen Z, and Sweeney’s Cassie is at the heart of its revealing storylines.
In a recent interview with The Independent, Sweeney spoke about her nude scenes from the show.
Sweeney said she has asked Euphoria creator Sam Levinson to take out some of her topless scenes, and he’s been very responsive to her requests. Sweeney said “There are moments where [my character] Cassie was supposed to be shirtless and I would tell Sam, ‘I don’t really think that’s necessary here,’” she said to the Independent. “He was like, ‘OK, we don’t need it.’”
Sweeney said Levinson always made her feel safe. “I’ve never felt like Sam has pushed it on me or was trying to get a nude scene into an HBO show,” she said. “When I didn’t want to do it, he didn’t make me.” She also mentioned an intimacy coordinator on set who acts as her advocate for certain delicate scenes.
That’s unlike some bad experiences the 24-year-old actress has been through.
“I’ve had experiences where I want to go home and scrub myself completely raw because I feel disgusting,” she said. “I didn’t feel comfortable with my castmate or the crew, and I just didn’t feel like my character would be doing it.” she added Still, Sweeney said she hopes that the nude scenes don’t overshadow her acting ability.
Speaking to Decider, Sweeney said, “That episode is so chaotic for [Cassie],” she added“What I love about Sam [Levinson] is every shot he wanted her to be drinking a different bottle. So if you notice, in every single shot she has a completely different bottle in her hands. By the end of that episode, I’m like, how many drinks is she in? She was gone.”
Euphoria season 2 premiered worldwide on January 9, 2022.
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