Sydney Sweeney Got Candid About What It's Like To Shoot Cassie's Nude Scenes On "Euphoria" And How It's "Technical" And "So Not Romantic"

    "There are hour-long compilations of world-famous male actors with nude scenes who win Oscars."

    Last month Sydney Sweeney spoke candidly about filming topless scenes for Euphoria, and how she had to lobby to creator Sam Levinson to cut some "unnecessary" ones from the script.

    Her comments sparked an important conversation about respect, exploitation, and the double standard that exists in Hollywood for women actors whose roles call for full or even partial nudity.

    Sidney Sweeney in a white dress

    "When a guy has a sex scene or shows his body, he still wins awards and gets praise. But the moment a girl does it, it's completely different," said Sydney, while discussing what she described as a "stigma against actresses who get naked on screen" in a January interview with the Independent.

    Paparazzi shot of Sidney Sweeney dressed in a long black coat walking down a city sidewalk

    Now, Sydney has talked more about the realities of filming nude scenes in a Q&A for the cover of Cosmopolitan's latest issue.

    Sidney Sweeney sitting crossed-legged on late-night talk show couch

    "I'm so disconnected from it. When I get tagged in Cassie's or Pippa from The Voyeurs' nudes, it feels like me looking at their nudes, not Sydney's nudes," she explained, noting that "when you film one of these scenes, it is so technical and so not romantic."

    Sidney Sweeney with Maude Apatow at a red carpet Euphoria event

    Sydney also shared her thoughts about the undue consequences women actors sometimes face for onscreen nudity, which generally don't manifest in the same way for men. She said knowing this raised concerns for her regarding her own career.

    Sidney Sweeney dressed in black for a red carpet event

    "When I saw The Voyeurs for the first time, I wondered if I'd done too much," she recalled. "I researched celebrities who have done nude scenes, trying to make myself feel better."

    Sidney Sweeney in a black and white mini dress for a red carpet event

    "There are hour-long compilations of world-famous male actors with nude scenes who win Oscars and get praised for that work. But the moment a woman does it, it degrades them," Sydney said.

    Sidney Sweeney posing with Euphoria costar Angus Cloud

    "They're not actresses. They just take off their tops so they can get a role," she continued. "There's such a double standard and I really hope I can have a little part in changing that."

    Sidney Sweeney dressed in black at a red carpet event

    Check out Sydney's full Cosmopolitan interview here.