'My dad and grandpa turned it off and left' (Photo: GettyImages)
The father of Sydney Sweeney, star of the provocative and mesmerizing series "Euphoria", could not see his daughter in the daring and sexual scenes in which she participated. "My dad and grandpa turned off the TV and left," the actress said on "Sunday Today with Willie Geist." Sweeney, 25, admitted that she hadn't prepared her father in advance about the content, so he reacted that way. "I didn't prepare my father at all, most of our conversations have nothing to do with work," she said. However, Sweeney shared that her biggest fan is actually her grandmother.
Sweeney said she herself once asked series creator Sam Levinson to remove some of her provocative scenes. "There are moments when my character, Cassie, was supposed to be shirtless, and I'd tell Sam I didn't really think it was necessary." Despite this, she adds, "I never felt like Sam was urging me to shoot a nude scene. When I didn't want to do that, he didn't force me."
Since then, Levinson, 38, has been criticized for his new series "Idol," which has become one of the most talked-about series of the year before it premieres Monday. The men behind the show reportedly fired director Amy Seymeitz because they weren't happy with the direction she was leading, and took the reins to turn Idol from a series about female empowerment into one that objectifies, sexist and degrading.
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