ATX TV Festival 2022: Sydney Sweeney

6/5/2022 9:56:00 PM

Euphoria talks keeping busy, and playlists for characters

The Euphoria star talks keeping busy, and playlists for characters at ATXFestival.

Euphoria talks keeping busy, and playlists for characters

, and the still-mysterious Marvel project Madame Web.write a letter Baron + Toluca Meet unlikely suupernatural investigators Jake Baron and Toluca Mendez.October 2, 2001.The series also takes a closer look back at horror classics like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca , which straight audiences might not remember as queer, or which queer audiences, like panelist Nay Bever, might remember feeling drawn to without understanding why: as producer Steak House quipped, “All the dykes love Mrs Danvers (the queerly suggestive villain), let’s be real.

When asked about her packed schedule, she replied, “I like to work… a lot.” On Saturday afternoon, the ATX TV festival awarded actor-producer Sweeney with their second annual Breakthrough Award.In the case of Jake and Toluca, they're on the faded end of celebrity from an X-Files -esque UFO show, while Fehr and Delfino are in real life best known as earthbound human/alien hybrid Max Evans and the native Terran Maria DeLuca from the shortlived but beloved WB show Roswell.In a one-on-one discussion with Metacritic’s Danielle Turchiano, she discussed Euphoria , the exhaustive prep she does for each role, her relationship with social media, her work with her production company Fifty-Fifty Films, and the potential future of her character from the one-season cult favorite Everything Sucks! Sweeney has seen the memes about her characters, but she doesn’t let the potential viralty of her performances get in her head.“There were four couples, male and female, all nurses, who saw me and were just losing their shit … ‘That show got me through med school.“I don’t think about that.Two years ago, those same loyal fans crowdfunded the indie pilot of Baron and Toluca , the SF-tinged dramedy created by Delfino and Fehr which premiered today at the ATX TV Festival.I just save the memes and send them to my Mom in conversation.However, he said the content really flowed from the interviews.

” Sweeney revealed her “love-hate relationship” with social media as someone who didn’t grow up engaging with it.A serial monogamist, sticking around until the money runs out, she's forced back into the equally down-at-heel Baron's company when they get an invite to Comic-Con.Two years on, with the festival returning as an in-person event and the Scrubs panel finally re-rescheduled, Reyes said,"I think we're all really ready and excited to reunite.Her reveal that earlier in her career she used to lose out on parts because she didn’t have as many followers as her competitors raises concerns about how social media will affect casting choices.While Sweeney doesn’t care what the audience thinks of her characters, she admitted that her Euphoria character, Cassie Howard, does sometimes get on her nerves.Welcome to Lincoln County, New Mexico (take 380 out of Roswell, and don't blink or you'll miss it), where life takes a strange and dangerous turn.Describing a scene from the first episode of season 2, Sweeney recalled, “When she got in the car I was like, ‘Cassie what the fuck are you doing?!’” When speculating about Cassie’s future in season 3, Sweeney said that while Cassie does need to make amends for her mistakes for her own sake, as an actress she’s had fun with Cassie’s more unhinged moments.Every lead character, that is, except Carla Espinosa, the young nurse who becomes a friend to the fledgling medics.“I enjoyed going crazy, so I hope she’s still a little crazy.It's a relationship comedy, but also a Twin Peaks ian blast of small town strangeness, and a meta-comedy on celebrity, and a supernatural thriller.” Fuller added that he hopes that queer audiences leave the series feeling “pride and ownership in our genre, 'cause it is ours.

” Throughout the conversation Sweeney described the strict separation she creates between herself and her characters.“It’s almost like slipping in and out of different bodies,” Sweeney explained, “I scare a lot of people by doing it.A full series could go either way, or just keep with its deliberately awkward energy, because of the easy, dynamic, and charming interplay between Fehr and Delfino." She also turned the TV trope of the wise old nurse on its head by being a contemporary to the student docs.” Sweeney creates this distinction between herself and her characters by crafting detailed backstories for each new character she plays spanning from “literally the day they’re born” to where the script picks up.At the start of each new project Sweeney goes to Michael’s, buys a bunch of craft supplies, and gets to work creating a journal full of backstory, memories, timelines, and vibes that inform each character.Their years of working together, of obvious on- and off-screen intimacy, plays deeply into their characters, and the exasperation they feel with each other.Cassie's book, for example, contains “a lot of pages of melodramatic quotes she likes to take from songs.'" There's also a trace of cynicism that she saw as"a self-protective kind of thing, where I can't care too much, but I care.

” (She often creates playlists for each character and revealed that season 1 Cassie Howard would be a huge Olivia Rodrigo fan, while season 2 Cassie would listen to a lot of Soap&Skin and Lana Del Rey.Their old show, Alien Advocates , is barely remembered, they're quasi-celebrities, and the opening sequence in a terrible local sci fi convention rings a little bitterly true for anyone who has hung around the circuit where extras from Battle Beyond the Stars charge $10 a pop for autographs (and they'll throw in an old headshot if you don't have correct change).) When asked about the future of her character Emaline from Netflix’s tragically short-lived series Everything Sucks! , Sweeney exclaimed, “I miss Emaline!” and said she envisions the character running the fictional Boring High before meeting a girl in college and living as an example of being different, and being yourself as a queer teen in the 90s.Sweeney also has her own production company, Fifty-Fifty Films which she launched in 2020.True, there are a lot of throwaway gags, and some fun stunt casting, that will make Roswell fans pop, but it's in the more mature moments that Baron and Toluca could well find a wider audience."There were four couples, male and female, all nurses, who saw me and were just losing their shit.Her first project is developing Jessica Goodman’s thriller They Wish They Were Us into a series for HBO Max called The Players Table , which will star Sweeney and musician Halsey.Sweeney revealed that writer Annabelle Attansio ( Mickey and the Bear ) is currently working on episode 3 of the series.Complicating everything is Miles (Arthur Martinez), the charming but equally desperate cop who pushes them together for his own well-intended ends.

In her first dive into production Sweeney learned that “things take years to build,” and that running a production company is hard work, which is fine by her.' 'That show did this for me.She stressed that while she will star in The Players Table , she won’t be acting in most of the projects she’s producing.ATX TV Festival, June 2-5.“I hope to give as many people as possible voices.” ATX TV Festival, June 2-5." However, there was a risk of Carla becoming too serious.Tickets and info at.

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