Actress Sydney Sweeney is known for her performance as Cassie Howard in the teen drama Euphoria. The actress was considered to be the breakout star in the first season of the show, along with Jacob Elrodi and Alexa Demie. She went on to star in other shows such as White Lotus, The Handmaid’s Tale, and films like The Voyeurs.
Sweeney is all set to appear as Spiderwoman in Sony’s new film, Madame Web. However, her tryst with spiders began way before while filming for her romantic comedy with Glen Powell Anyone But You. The actress reportedly got bit by a spider, which was supposed to be trained during a scene while filming in Australia.
Sydney Sweeney’s Life and Career
Actress Sydney Sweeney made it in Hollywood by starring in the acclaimed TV drama Euphoria. The show, which also stars Zendaya, Alexa Demi, Hunter Schaffer, Jacob Elrodi, and more, was known for its realistic depiction of teen issues in the present age. Based on an Israeli series of the same name, the show was created by Sam Levinson.
Sweeney was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cassie Howard, the troubled and shamed high-schooler. The actress was also nominated for an Emmy for her role in the anthology dark comedy White Lotus. She also featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Earlier this year, Sydney Sweeney was roped in to star in Will Gluck’s new rom-com Anyone But You. Based on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, the film also stars Glen Powell, who is known for his supporting role in last year’s Top Gun: Maverick. Sweeney and Powell play the troupe of enemies turned into lovers.
Sweeney is all set to headline Sony’s next spinoff of the Spider-Man franchise, Madame Web. She plays the role of Spiderwoman a.k.a Julia Carpenter in the film, which also stars Dakota Johnson, Isabella Merced, and Tahar Rahim, among others. She also turned producer with the upcoming film Immaculate.
Sydney Sweeney Got Bit By A Spider While Filming Anyone But You
Sydney Sweeney’s rom-com Anyone But You was filmed in Australia, a land that is known for its dangerous animals. While filming for the Will Gluck-directed rom-com, Sweeney revealed in an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that she had to film a scene with a real spider in a comedic scene. However, things went awry when the Euphoria star was bit by the spider while rolling, which caused quite a bit of confusion. She said,
“So, we’re filming, and then the thing just starts biting me. But we’re in the middle of the scene, and I’m supposed to be screaming, but then my screaming got a little serious. They thought I was making really serious dramatic choices in a rom-com.”
The actress mentioned that her co-star Glen Powell noticed that the performance was getting too real and asked the director to cut it. Sweeney mentioned that the spider was supposed to be trained but, for some reason, ended up biting her. She continued,
“That was, like, a soul scream. I thought I was gonna die. Well, I was like, ‘It’s poisonous. I’m gonna die.’”
Sydney Sweeney mentioned that she was sent to the on-set clinic right after, she jokingly wrote that she was now Spiderwoman after the spider bite, which was apparently odd as they did not know she was cast in Madame Web yet.