If you’ve kept up with some of the hottest TV shows, then you’ve definitely seen Sydney Sweeney’s face a time or 20. The actress has had an incredible few years and has stacked her resume with amazing projects. Sweeney has been there so far The story of the maid, sharp objects, euphoria, The White Lotus, and more. But the 24-year-old isn’t limited to the small screen. This summer she will begin filming her first Marvel film opposite Dakota Johnson. The pair have been cast in Sony’s upcoming movie, Mrs. Netz.
Sydney Sweeney’s parents sacrificed a lot for their success
Sweeney may seem like an overnight celebrity, but it took a lot of work and sacrifice before she found her way into Hollywood. That Everything sucks! originally from Spokane, Washington, star had no connection to Hollywood. Despite this, her parents moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. However, navigating a new city and an unfamiliar industry took a toll on her family.
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“The first few years in LA were really tough for my family,” Sweeney told SBJCT Journal. “It’s a lot more expensive than where we’re from and that was difficult, and there’s like a million other girls who had the same dream and were always prettier or better than me… I wasn’t very self-conscious as a teen/teen, so I would feel defeated quite often.”
A casting director told the ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ star that she would never appear on a TV show
One thing that shook Sweeney’s confidence was the constant rejection she faced. In a separate interview with GQ UK, the producer shared that a casting director once hurled a nasty criticism at her. “A casting director once told me I’d never be on a TV show,” Sweeney revealed. According to the Nocturne Star, the casting director told her she didn’t have “the right looks” to be a successful actress. However, Sweeney certainly got her comeuppance. “Now I’m on some of the biggest television shows in the world,” she explained.
Sweeney is glad she didn’t find her success at a younger age
Sweeney’s success was hard-fought, but she’s actually glad things turned out the way they did. While speaking with SBJCT, she admits that she’s glad she didn’t achieve her acting progress earlier in her life. She became open about how frequent rejection hurt her self-esteem. Now she’s a lot more confident in the skin she’s in.
“I think I’m glad I didn’t achieve my success as a teenager or as a kid because I wouldn’t have been ready or as confident as I am today,” Sweeney said. “Growing up I was in front of more casting cameras than real cameras and as much as I loved it and learned so much from it, it tears you down as a teenage girl. You get told ‘no’ so many times and then you add that you’re just a teenage girl and discovering who you are is up to you.”
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