Sydney Sweeney slams fans sending nude photos from 'Euphoria' to her family

Sydney in a black ruffled or layered strapless midi dress with a flared skirt. Theres a strip of fabric across her collar bone.
Sydney Sweeney attends the 5th Canneseries Festival on April 1, 2022.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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  • "Euphoria" star Sydney Sweeney criticized fans sending screenshots of her nude scenes to her family.

  • In the series, Sweeney plays a character whose nude videos get leaked to the school.

  • She told GQ that the audience is scrutinizing her in the same way as her character is judged.

Sydney Sweeney has criticized fans for sending pictures of her nude scenes in "Euphoria" to her family.

In the hit HBO series, Sweeney plays Cassie Howard, a popular student whose sexual history is exposed. In season one, nude videos of Cassie are circulated around the school.

Sweeney told GQ that some fans have taken screenshots of her nude scenes and uploaded them to Instagram.

"It got to the point where they were tagging my family. My cousins don't need that. It's completely disgusting and unfair," she said. "You have a character that goes through the scrutiny of being a sexualized person at school and then an audience that does the same thing."

Later in the interview, Sweeney said that the negativity hasn't made her want to hide away.

"I think it's ridiculous," the 25-year-0ld actor said. "I'm an artist, I play characters. It makes me want to play characters that piss people off more."

This is not the first time Sweeney has spoken about the reaction to her nude scenes. Last year, "The White Lotus" actor told the Guardian that she tried to dissociate herself from images of her characters online after seeing screenshots from "Euphoria."

"To be honest, after 'Euphoria,' I had to stop caring or thinking about [screengrabs] because the tiny little pictures that were on one of the character's phones blew up everywhere," she said. "I am very different from my characters, and so when I see those kind of pictures or I get tagged in those kind of pictures – which I think is crazy that they can have nudity on social media that is me and I don't approve it, but that's another story – I just separate myself from it. It's like 'Oh, that's Cassie. Cassie's having a good day.'"

Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard on season two, episode three of "Euphoria."
Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard on season two, episode three of "Euphoria."Eddy Chen/HBO

Sweeney also told the Cosmopolitan earlier this year that she believes there's a "double standard" when it comes to sex scenes.

"There are hour-long compilations of world-famous male actors with nude scenes who win Oscars and get praised for that work," she said. "But the moment a woman does it, it degrades them. They're not actresses. They just take off their tops so they can get a role."

Sweeney told the Independent that she believes there's "a stigma against actresses who get naked on screen," comparing the critical praise she received for "The White Lotus" compared to "Euphoria."

"With 'The White Lotus,' I felt like people were finally recognizing the hard work I've been doing," the "Euphoria" star said. "This is something that has bothered me for a while. 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."

She continued: "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?"'"

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