Throwback to the Time When Sydney Sweeney Explained How She Created Her Breakout Role of Cassie Howard in Euphoria

Published 03/08/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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Sydney Sweeney began acting in her teenage years, but she started getting major projects when she hit her twenties. Beginning with shows like The Handmaid’s Tale and Everything Sucks, she finally landed major HBO productions like Euphoria and The White Lotus. These shows got her international fame and Emmy nominations twice, especially for her role as Cassie Howard in Euphoria.

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As she landed the role of Cassie, it made her noticeable in the eyes of filmmakers and critics, along with a huge international fan following. Landing the role of Cassie was a huge deal in and of itself because she is considered one of the most complicated characters on the show. Hence, the character required more preparation than usual. But the main question is how did she prepare for the role with that utmost perfection?

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How did Sydney Sweeney prepare for the role of Cassie?

The worst thing that could have happened to Cassie Howard’s character was the emotional impact of the leak of her n*des on her. So, The Handmaid’s Tale actress knew that preparing this character would not be easy. “When I create a character, I create her from the day she was born till the first page of the script,” this mantra of the actress is the root reason behind her getting into the skin of Cassie accurately.

The 25-year-old creates an “interactive timeline journal diary” of every character she plays. And in Cassie’s case, she thought she would be very artsy and dramatic as she experienced it herself as a teenager. She knew that her character would look for a lot of drama and black-and-white pictures in a journal, eventually describing her as sad or moody.

The Vouyers actress also thought that Cassie was someone who might put the quotes of the sad and dark songs she likes in the journal she writes. Combining all these anecdotes is what helped Sweeney portray the character so realistically.

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What else helped the ‘Euphoria’ actress get into her character’s skin?

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What initially helped the Reality actress to prepare for the role was the story arc of Cassie, as a lot happens with her in season one of the show, and that is what helped her to pull out the character from words to the screen. The arc of such a complicated character drew the Sharp Objects actress towards playing it and eventually nailing it to perfection.

While the release date of the show’s third season is not revealed yet, fans can’t wait to see Sweeney again bring Cassie to life on TV.

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What do you think of the Euphoria actress’s detailed preparation for her character? Tell us in the comments.

 

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Radhika Deshmukh

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Radhika Deshmukh is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has completed her Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Mass Communication from Educational Multimedia Research Center, DAVV, Indore and is currently pursuing Masters in the same. Radhika has a keen interest in cinema and writing.

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