“I only had $800…” – Sydney Sweeney Once Revealed the Peak of Her Struggle in Hollywood

Published 05/15/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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Sydney Sweeney is soaring high in the sky of Hollywood, but her life was not always as glamorous as it looks. The actress is an outsider in the industry with absolutely no support; hence, she had to thrive on her own. She is from the small town of Spokane; hence, she was not familiar with the city lifestyle and had to work hard on herself. But most of all, there was a time when she faced sheer financial struggle.

Sweeney has mentioned on several occasions that her small-town family was not very strong financially. On top of that, to fulfill their daughter’s dreams, the whole family shifted to LA. Since they started there from scratch, their financial condition was not too well and it grew worse over time. Sweeney told The Hollywood Reporter last year“But when I turned 18, I only had $800 to my name.”

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She was not only struggling financially, the sadder part is that her parents got separated. The actress was devastated when her brother Trent blamed her for their parents’ separation. And the worst of all, she was not getting any good roles on screen.

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While the actress’s life became really hard as her family got to LA, her life in Spokane was comparatively better.

Sydney Sweeney wanted to buy her parents their old house

The Euphoria actress’s family had limited money since the beginning. In fact, her school and college money came from Students Financial Aid. When she was barely thirteen, the family left everything and took the decision to move to LA.

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In this process, they had to sell their house in Spokane, but it did not make things any easier. Even though they sold their house, it was difficult for them to afford the city lifestyle, and hence had to live in a motel. As she grew up and got famous, Sweeney had a dream of buying her parents the very same house in Spokane that they gave up for her dreams.

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Young Sweeney dreamed of putting her parents back together in the same old house after they got divorced. The White Lotus star’s story shows that the film industry is no piece of cake. But if you are determined to reach your goal, one day you’ll make it.

What are your thoughts about Sweeney’s struggles in LA? Tell us in the comments.

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Radhika Deshmukh

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Radhika Deshmukh is a Hollywood and Netflix News writer at Netflix Junkie. As a passionate film and theater enthusiast, Radhika found her calling in entertainment reporting. Her love for cinema and television motivated her to intern as a news writer at Dainik Bhaskar, where she honed her skills in factual reporting.

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