'Euphoria' star Sydney Sweeney says she can't afford a 'six-month break' from acting: 'They don't pay actors like they used to'

'Euphoria' star Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney admitted in a recent interview that she cannot afford to take six months off due to career costs.

Sweeney became a  star for her role as Cassie Howard in "Euphoria". She has since been nominated for two awards at this year's Emmy Awards and was recently cast in her first superhero blockbuster, the  "Spider-Man" spin-off "Madame Web" ". 

However, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sweeney said his success has not affected his financial situation.

"I want to start a family, I've always wanted to be a young mother, and I worry about how the industry stigmatizes young women who already have children and sees them in a different light. ", she said. "I was afraid that if I didn't work there would be no money and no money to feed the kids I had."

She continued, "If I want to take six months off, I don't have the income to cover it. I have no one to support me, no one to pay my bills or call for my help."

Sydney Sweeney in her web series

On the left: Sydney Sweeney on "The White Lotus." On the right: Sweeney on season two of "Euphoria." 
Mario Perez/HBO; Eddy Chen/HBO Max

The 24-year-old actress explains there's a lot to pay to stay as a young star.  
Sweeney said she deals with brands for extra money. Doesn't pay for actors like you used to and with streamers, you don't get the residuals anymore," she said. "The big stars are always paid, but I have to give my lawyer 5%, my agent 10%, my sales manager 3% or something like that. I have to pay my journalist monthly, and that's more than my mortgage."

Sweeney said she could only buy a home in Los Angeles after working five years straight.

The Emmys-nominated actress added, "If I had acted, I couldn't afford to live in LA. I got into the business because I had to."

Also in the interview, Sweeney talked about filming nude scenes on shows.

She told THR, 'I don't have a problem with those scenes, and I won't stop doing them, but I wish there was an easier way to have an open conversation about what we think of companies in the industry. "

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