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Sydney Sweeney Sets The Record Straight And Says She Never Asked 'Euphoria' Director Sam Levinson "To Cut Any Scenes" Of Nudity

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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Weeks after the season two finale of "Euphoria," people are still talking about the dramatic end to this installment of the award-winning show.

Much of the Euphoria conversation has centered on actresses like Minka Kelly and Sydney Sweeney who expressed discomfort with some nudity that was outlined by director Sam Levinson. But in a new interview with Teen Vogue, Sweeney wants to set the record straight and let everyone know that some of her words were misconstrued.

Sydney Sweeney Says She Never Asked Sam Levinson "To Cut Any Scenes"

Sweeney wants to clear the air and let people know that there has been a miscommunication about her experience on the set of HBO's Euphoria. It all came from an interview with The Independent in January when she said, “There are moments where Cassie was supposed to be shirtless and I would tell Sam, ‘I don’t really think that’s necessary here.’ He was like, ‘Okay, we don’t need it.’ I’ve never felt like Sam has pushed it on me or was trying to get a nude scene into an HBO show. When I didn’t want to do it, he didn’t make me.”

Apparently that's not exactly what happened. “I never asked him to cut any scenes,” Sweeney told Teen Vogue. “It got twisted and turned and it became its own beast, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God.’” Sweeney was actually trying to say that Levinson was respecting boundaries.

“It was more how respectful Sam is and how incredible of a director he is, that he would never make me do something I didn’t feel comfortable with,” she explained. She went on to say that nudity is "important to the storyline and the character."

“There’s a purpose to what that character is going through," she continued. "That’s the character. We all get naked in real life. We show this character’s life and what they’re going through. Cassie’s body is a different form of communication for her.”

Sweeney also mentioned "the toxic culture of social media" and how it "can destroy everything that's in its path." She finds it difficult that anything she says in an interview can be filtered through someone else's eyes and the true meaning of what she says can get lost.

We have yet to hear any clarification from actresses such as Minka Kelly on whether it got uncomfortable to be nude on set.

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