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"Euphoria" Star Sydney Sweeney Talks Financial Stress

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"Euphoria” actress Sydney Sweeney opened up about her financial insecurities, in spite of being one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood.

The two-time Emmy Award-nominated actress revealed the dark side of the industry and opened up about the pressures she faced as a result of her overwhelming workload. Sweeney said she is overscheduled and spends most of her time working. In spite of this non-stop work schedule, she still faces real financial stress.

Sweeney tells the Hollywood Reporter, “If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don’t have income to cover that."

Sweeney said she finds herself taking on as many movies and televisions series opportunities as she can, and this intense workload is a reflection of the pressure she faces to pay the bills.

The famous actress provided fans with insight as to how her salary broke down:

“They don’t pay actors like they used to, and with streamers, you no longer get residuals. The established stars still get paid, but I have to give 5 percent to my lawyer, 10 percent to my agents, 3 percent or something like that to my business manager. I have to pay my publicist every month, and that’s more than my mortgage.”

Sweeney touched on the true reality of the business saying she has to work at staying current, which means she has to keep on top of her hair, makeup and overall styling. She went on to reveal that studios don’t always cover those expenses, and admitted to taking on brand deals and endorsement opportunities such as her deals with Miu Miu and Armani out of sheer need.

She said, “If I just acted, I wouldn’t be able to afford my life in L.A. I take deals because I have to." 

Source: TooFab, Hollywood Reporter.

Photo Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV.

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