Sydney Sweeney says she doesn’t have the ‘income’ to cover a 6-month hiatus
Sydney Sweeney said that despite her recent Emmy nods and Euphoria success that she does not have the income to afford a six-month break.
“I want to start a family, I’ve always wanted to be a young mom, and I worry about how this industry stigmatizes young women who have children and looks at them in a different light,” Sweeney said. The Hollywood Reporter. “I was afraid that if I didn’t work there would be no money and no support for the children I would have.”
She went on to say that she has long felt pressure to overload her work schedule due to financial insecurities, and said THR that HBO frankly doesn’t pay its stars as much as it used to.
“If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don’t have any income to cover that,” she said. “I have no one to support me, I have no one to turn to to pay my bills or call for help… They don’t pay actors anymore like they used to, and with streamers, you don’t pay anymore get residuals. Established stars always get paid, but I have to give 5% to my lawyer, 10% to my agents, 3% or something to my company manager. I have to pay my publicist every month, and that’s more than my mortgage.
Elsewhere in the interview, Sweeney continued to criticize the industry and said that in her short time as a TV star, she learned that Hollywood doesn’t make loyalty easy.
“It’s designed to try to get people to stab you,” she said. “It’s crazy. My agent is my best teammate and I will have her forever. But, she adds, “I see how people are like, ‘We support each other’ – and I’m like, ‘No . Damn, you don’t. ”
When asked if she had been able to bond with the other girls in EuphoriaSweeney said, “We don’t really talk about that stuff.”
Sydney Sweeney is currently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, while Euphoria itself was nominated for Best Drama Series. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 12.
See the full list of nominations here.