Sydney Sweeney says that she desires her character Cassie to get even eviler in Euphoria season 3. The hit teen present, which stars Zendaya and relies on the Israeli miniseries of the identical title, debuted on HBO in 2019. Although the pandemic delayed Euphoria season 2 by just a few years, the present lastly returned earlier in 2022 and earned much more consideration from followers and critics alike, doubling its viewership over the earlier season. Naturally, again in February, HBO renewed Euphoria season 3, though it is unclear when the present will return because of the solid’s busy schedules.
One of the standout characters on Euphoria season 2 was Cassie Howard, performed by Sydney Sweeney. She is the older sister of Maude Apatow’s character Lexi, who famously placed on a play about the present’s characters within the season 2 finale episodes. Euphoria season 2’s outstanding Cassie storyline noticed Sweeney’s character start a secret (and poisonous) relationship together with her greatest buddy’s ex-boyfriend, Nate Jacobs. This not solely led to her having a nervous breakdown, nevertheless it additionally noticed the dissolution of her friendship with Maddy after Alexa Demie’s character was informed about the affair by Rue (Zendaya). Two of Cassie’s breakthrough moments this season got here in episodes 3 and 4. First, she had a much-memed scene in a toilet the place she uttered the now-iconic line “I’ve by no means ever been happier.” Then within the following episode, she realized she was “crazier” than Maddy, one of many season’s different standout characters, performed by Alexa Demie.
While attending the Canneseries TV Festival, Sweeney spoke to Variety about her position on Euphoria. When requested what aspect of Cassie’s character she’d wish to discover extra in Euphoria season 3, she was fast to reply that “I’d like to play with extra of that [evil and dark and serious] streak.” She admits that she likes enjoying characters who’re “complicated and have a number of layers” and are designed to “make folks assume and make me assume.” Read her full quote beneath:
There was a little bit of Cassie that I received to play with when she started saying that she’s crazier than Maddy in a scene with Nate. And she type of received a little bit extra evil and darkish and severe, and never so frantic. I’d like to play with extra of that streak inside herself.
I like enjoying characters which are complicated and have a number of layers. And folks surprise in the event that they’re evil or good, and pure or not. I like enjoying characters that make folks assume and make me assume.
Sweeney will almost certainly get what she desires in season 3 because the occasions of Euphoria season 2’s ending noticed her lose every thing she had labored for within the earlier episodes. It’s unclear what path it will ship her on because it definitely hinted that redemption is feasible, however one factor could be very clear – Euphoria loves a all-time low second and Cassie does not appear to be there fairly but. It’s potential Euphoria season 3 may see her fall even additional earlier than she lastly reconciles together with her family and friends. The probability to see Sweeney dive into a fair meatier aspect of Cassie is probably going additionally attractive for present creator, author, and director Sam Levinson.
Not solely did she show her appearing bonafide in one other HBO present, The White Lotus, however she can even be exploring extra roles within the intervening years between seasons. Sweeney will quickly be co-starring with Dakota Johnson within the Madame Web film from Sony’s Spider-Man universe. The Spider-Man movies have served her Euphoria co-star Zendaya (who performs MJ within the MCU’s Homecoming trilogy) effectively, so Sweeney could also be tempted away from the TV trenches to pursue the comedian ebook franchise and extra film alternatives. As it stands, Euphoria remains to be one of the crucial well-liked leisure titles in fashionable media. As lengthy because the viewers is there and Cassie retains deepening as a personality, there will probably be quite a bit to play with that may persuade Sweeney to remain put. The present has additionally seemingly been making contingency plans in case Zendaya ought to depart after season 3, and which may embrace boosting Cassie’s position much more than they have already got.
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