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Sydney Sweeney Talks 'Euphoria' Nude Scenes & How People Didn't Take Her Seriously as an Actress at First

Sydney Sweeney Talks 'Euphoria' Nude Scenes & How People Didn't Take Her Seriously as an Actress at First

Sydney Sweeney is opening up about her nude scenes in the HBO series Euphoria and how they led to people not taking her seriously as an actress at first.

The 24-year-old actress says that she actually asked the show’s creator Sam Levinson to cut some of the nude moments that were originally scripted for her.

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“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,’” Sydney told The Independent. “He was like, ‘OK, we don’t need it.’”

She added, “I’ve never felt like Sam has pushed it on me or was trying to get a nude scene into an HBO show. When I didn’t want to do it, he didn’t make me.”

Sydney has had some bad experiences with nude scenes in the past, but Euphoria has an intimacy coordinator on set for those scenes.

“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.”

Sydney added, “I’m very proud of my work in Euphoria. I thought it was a great performance. But no one talks about it because I got naked. I do The White Lotus and all of a sudden critics are paying attention. People are loving me. They’re going, ‘Oh my God, what’s she doing next?’ I was like, ‘Did you not see that in Euphoria? Did you not see that in The Handmaid’s Tale?’ This is something that has bothered me for a while.”

“When a guy has a sex scene or shows his body, he still wins awards and gets praise. But the moment a girl does it, it’s completely different,” she added.

Last year, Sydney talked about the “sickening” way Instagram had affected her life.

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