Sydney portrays Cassie Howard in Sam Levinson’s widespread drama, and stars alongside the likes of Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Alexa Demie, and Jacob Elordi.
Sydney’s character, Cassie, has a number of topless and nude scenes throughout the sequence, all of which have acquired swarms of consideration — each constructive and detrimental — on-line.
The 25-year-old has beforehand defined the significance of her character’s bare scenes, telling Teen Vogue in March that they’re “essential to the storyline.”
However sadly, Sydney has remained topic to tons of criticism from web customers — a few of whom, she’s now revealed, have gone as far as to tag her members of the family in screenshotted pictures of her nude scenes.
Addressing the topic in a brand new interview with GQ, Sydney mentioned of the nude scenes: “It received to the purpose the place they have been tagging my household. My cousins don’t want that.”
Sydney went on to label all the factor “disgusting and unfair,” earlier than mentioning the irony of Euphoria viewers sexualizing her in the identical approach that Cassie’s friends do within the present.
“It’s fully disgusting and unfair,” she mentioned. “You could have a personality that goes by way of the scrutiny of being a sexualised particular person at college after which an viewers that does the identical factor.”
Nonetheless, Sydney maintained that she isn’t postpone by the continued criticism, merely calling all of it “ridiculous.”
“I feel it’s ridiculous. I’m an artist, I play characters. It makes me wish to play characters that piss individuals off extra,” she mentioned.
And Sydney additionally wound up heaping reward onto Euphoria’s director, Sam Levinson, for his dealing with of how Cassie is portrayed.
“I belief Sam a lot with what he does with Cassie. It feels actually good as an actor to have the ability to belief the filmmaker as a result of it simply modifications all the expertise.”
This comes virtually a 12 months after Sydney kicked off a ton of discourse across the quantity of nudity Sam had initially envisioned within the present, when she appeared to say she’d requested him to chop a few of Cassie’s topless scenes.
Talking with the Impartial again in January, Sydney mentioned she’d inform Sam that a few of the moments the place “Cassie was presupposed to be shirtless” weren’t “crucial.”
“There are moments the place Cassie was presupposed to be shirtless and I’d inform Sam, ‘I don’t actually assume that’s crucial right here,’” she mentioned. “He was like, ‘Okay, we don’t want it.’ I’ve by no means felt like Sam has pushed it on me or was attempting to get a nude scene into an HBO present. After I didn’t wish to do it, he didn’t make me.”
Some followers questioned this, taking Sydney’s feedback to imply that Sam had unnecessarily positioned an extreme quantity of nude scenes within the script at her expense.
Nonetheless, Sydney later clarified that she’d merely meant to precise how “unimaginable” and “respectful” Sam is, revealing in March that the entire thing had been “twisted.”
“I by no means requested him to chop any scenes. It received twisted and turned and it grew to become its personal beast, and I used to be like, ‘Oh my god’,” she mentioned.
“It was extra how respectful Sam is and the way unimaginable of a director he’s that he would by no means make me do one thing I didn’t really feel snug with,” she added.
And concerning this as soon as extra in her newest GQ interview, Sydney as soon as once more maintained that critics on-line “don’t know” concerning the dynamic between her and Sam on set.
“These individuals aren’t on set, they don’t know what’s occurring,” she mentioned.