The “Euphoria” star (24) will soon star in the “Spider-Man” offshoot film “Madame Web”.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter (THR), Sweeney is asked what drew her to the role in “Madame Web”.
– Oh, glory. I grew up watching Marvel movies, and superheroes are the coolest thing ever. So I dreamed of being a part of something bigger than life itself. That’s how I feel it is to be part of “Madame Web”, she says.
“Madame Web” will be directed by “Collateral” and “Anatomy of a Scandal” director SJ Clarkson. Dakota Johnson will star as Madame Web, and Isabela Merced and Celeste O’Connor are also on the cast.
We do not know so far what roles they or Sweeney will play, but there has been speculation about both Black Cat and Gwen Stacey.
The film becomes the first in Sony’s Spider-Man universe (SSU) with a female superhero.
Sweeney has not only distinguished himself in “Euphoria”, but also with the series “Handmaid’s Tale”, “Sharp Objects” and “White Lotus”, and with the film “The Voyeurs”.
THR also asks the 24-year-old if she feels stunned with the role of Cassie in “Euphoria”.
– Cassie is a sexualized character, and it became a form that was then forced on me as a human being instead of just on Cassie. I saw people say “She only got the job because she showed her tits!” says Sweeney.
She emphasizes that she did several different jobs before “Euphoria” and looks very different in all of them.
– I do not want people to associate Sydney Sweeney with one character – I want them to experience a new world and a new person, she says.
The actress has previously revealed that she has long practiced martial arts:
– I started training when I was around 13. I participated in competitions and matches, and I really enjoyed it. I came in first place – and I’m fighting a boy, she told Variety.