Barbie Ferreira is talking to herexit following Euphoria‘s second season and the negative attention it has received from the media and fans.
Appears with Dax Shepard in the latest episode of Armchair Expert, the Nope actress opened up about her decision to leave the show, which has already wiped out the rumors On-set conflict with show host and writer Sam Levinson . Ferreira, who plays Kat on the HBO hit high school drama, said the details reported around her received a lot of attention and scrutiny Exiting “was really tough on me.” But in the end, the choice was a “mutual decision” made around her character Kate “someone I love dearly.”
“I don’t think she has anywhere to go,” the actress said at one point during the podcast. “I mean, I think there are places you can go. I just don’t think it’s right for the show. I don’t know if it’s going to do her justice. I think both sides know that. I really want to be the best I don’t want to play with that, and I don’t think they want that either.”
Ferreira added that if given the opportunity, and depending on the material she’s been working with, she would Will keep playing Kat,” as long as I’m still asking. But right now, the size of the ensemble, Levinson’s own writing interests, and her vision of Ferreira are overcomplicating things.
“I think [it’s] a struggle for both sides. Sam, I — it was hard to find a continuation of her,” the actress explained. “It really hurts to watch fans get mad. “
“I have no idea. I just think I might be a little too welcoming. So for me, it’s really good to feel like OK, I don’t have to worry about that, we all don’t have to worry about that, because,” she continued. “Sam writes for things that relate to him. I don’t think he has anything to do with Kate. I’m related to Kate. So I have to go my own way. ”
After reaching this mutual understanding, Ferreira noted, “it is true freedom for both of us”, despite how much it takes Hurt, for both herself and fans’ love for the character, “she’s good and bad — mostly bad, and I love that. Not only does it make her happier, it makes “everyone” happier because they can now escape “the pressure of making it into this drama” and she can “do my thing.”
“It’s a character I’ve never seen on TV before, and I don’t know if we’re going to get something like that in that particular fashion,” she added “It was really hard at first. I thought ok, now what do I do? Then I really honed in on what I wanted, who I wanted to be, what actor I wanted to be, who I wanted to be, and it really healed me from all the chaos. ”
Ferreira said despite the headlines, she is close to her former teammates and she believes the Certain criticisms of explicit episodes, as well as sexism, have played a role in rumors that her exit was related to her behavior on set. She also explained that she Not talking about it publicly in more depth is because she was “involved in this drama that I never asked to be a part of.” While she ultimately tried to avoid contributing to it, “it kind of took on a life of its own,” morphing into “Chaos,” which made her seem more difficult. “I don’t want people to think I do that,” she said.
While she generalized about “Legend” of her experience on the show, but the former Euphoria star did take the time to address an allegation involving her alleged departure from the show “I didn’t actually leave the set,” she says. “I sprained my ankle once and had to go for an X-ray. Maybe that’s what they mean.
She also spoke about the production conditions of the show, which she said involved “trying a lot of things” in the first season, which she found “so much fun.” Ferre Describing it as an acting bootcamp, Ra said there were no rehearsal periods when filming the pilot, and the actors were “encouraged not to take any acting classes. ’ That included not processing the scene beforehand. “I think it works that way because it’s so real, so personal. When I discovered Kat as a character, it was super second nature to me.
She added that even though production on the first season was stretched from the planned five to nine months, it felt like “the best show ever.” Lesson.” “We thought it was going to be shorter, so it just kept stretching,” she added. “It was a long time, and so was the second season. Now, they know what kind of time they need, but tried a lot of things in the first season. ”
While discussing the events of the second season finale, Fez actor Angus Cloud told The Hollywood Reporter Actors usually get two or three scripts at a time, but on the finale script, things keep changing and we’re not until filming I didn’t get the script until now”. Fellow Euphoria star Jacob Elordi Also shared about the shoot, “What everyone sees on TV, the footage people talk about, the feelings they get, the conversation around the show, that’s because certain footage was shot 30 – something needs to be done. “
HBO was previously at defended production after the season 2 finale in reports – hour days, and the failure of production Serving meals or not allowing bathroom breaks on the show. According to The Daily Beast, these allegations have sparked investigations into SAG-AFTRA and a visit to the Los Angeles set. “Multiple complaints” from union representatives.
“In our productions, the well-being of cast and crew is always a top priority,” the operator said in a statement “The production fully complied with all safety guidelines and guild protocols,” the statement said. It’s not uncommon for series to shoot complex footage, and COVID protocols add another layer. We maintain open lines of communication with all guilds, including SAG-AFTRA. No formal inquiries were ever made. ”
The series has been renewed for a third season , with Emmy Award-winning star Zendaya narratingTHR Her hopes for the character’s future, Rue: “I think it will explore Roles outside of high school are exciting. I wanted to see what Rue was like on her journey to sobriety, how messy that would look. “