“I really wanted to get inside…” Sydney Sweeney Reveals The Secret to Her Splendid Performance as Reality Winner for HBO

Published 06/15/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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In HBO’s critically acclaimed play-turned-movie, Reality, Sydney Sweeney gives a transformative performance and seemingly unravels different layers of being a woman. She provides an empathetic portrayal of a woman who was not lauded as a whistleblower of the same proportion as other male counterparts have been. And while most of the film occupies nothing but marvelous dialogue delivery, it ensures to keep its audience at the edge of their seats.

Now if you are aware of the history of Reality Winner, and have streamed the movie already, you might as well wonder, how did the Euphoria star manage to pull off such a realistic role, given her claims that she has not watched the play even once? Well, you might now want to hold your horses because Sweeny recently appeared for an interview with Deadline wherein she stated how she observed Winner, and even her most minor expression and then recreated the same.

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Sweeney said that Reality could access everything they showed about her and she was always with them, but she wanted to portray her “experience as real as possible.The Euphoria star further shared with Deadline, “I really wanted to get inside Reality’s mind and her mannerisms and bring her story to life.”

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Now, if you do not know who Reality Winner actually is, and how she went to prison, do not worry. Here’s everything you need to know.

Everything you need to know about Reality Winner’s real-life story as depicted by Sydney Sweeney

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Well, if you are not an American native, it is likely that you may not have even the slightest idea about who actually is Sydney Sweeny playing in the HBO movie, Reality. So, how about a little story time? P.S.- Winner is here to hook you up with her intimidating character.

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Reality Leigh Winner is a former American Intelligence Specialist. Back on 3 June 2017, she returned home only to find out 2 FBI Agents waiting to inquire about her. Winner’s homecoming that day saw her answering some of the most spine-curling questions about a suspicion that she might have played a role in mishandling a delicate case of Russian Intelligence in the 2016 election.

Throughout the 104 minutes of Sydney Sweeney and Co’s unnerving performance, Reality breaks through it with humanity, tension, and the search for the truth.

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Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie and has contributed over 650 articles. Having an English major, she has built expertise in journalistic writing, story writing, and reviewing. In her stint of over a year at NJ, Prithvi has developed a good understanding of putting forward a balanced and unbiased perspective without hurting the sentiments of millions of fans and readers across the globe.

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