Hollywood loves ingenues, and Who What Put on’s August cowl star, 23-year-old Sydney Sweeney, checks all the everyday A-list bins—albeit with a twist.
The gorgeous blonde with Bette Davis eyes has captured the highlight and snared the hearts of viewers on teen-centric hits, together with Netflix’s Every part Sucks!, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Story, and HBO’s Sharp Objects and Euphoria. Tripling down on her streak of “not a lady, not but a lady” roles on HBO, on The White Lotus, Sweeney performs Olivia Mossbacher, the Freud-carrying school sophomore caught in paradise together with her type-A mom, self-absorbed father, technology-obsessed brother, and a slew of different prosperous and oblivious visitors at The White Lotus Resort in Maui, Hawaii.
The setting is indisputably picturesque, however the story that unfolds over the six-episode miniseries is each tantalizing and tart. It is not simply Sweeney’s entitled character that leaves a bitter style within the mouths of viewers. (That is the unifying trait amongst this elitist forged of misfits.) Her deadpan supply packs a specific punch. As in earlier roles, her acerbic, usually pithy one-liners are biting and abrasive. There is not any blood within the water of this summer season satire—it is not like that—however by the tip, it is clear that Sweeney is prepared for a much bigger boat.
We caught up with Sweeney through Zoom from her Los Angeles condominium just a few days after The White Lotus premiered to debate every thing from being trapped in paradise to plotting her subsequent strikes as a producer.