Sydney Sweeney thought Cassie would meet a totally different fate in 'Euphoria'

'I was really bummed, but then it turned into this weirdly sensual, dangerous connection between these two characters'

Sydney sweeney as cassie from euphoria
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A telling new Sydney Sweeney interview is causing a buzz, and it turns out the Euphoria actress thought her time on the teen drama would be limited. 

The big question in season 2 was "Does Fezco die in Euphoria?" But when Sweeney read the script for the sophomore edition, she had doubts about her character, Cassie, and whether or not she would be on board for Euphoria season 3

It all trails back to one scene with Jacob Elordi. 

Sydney Sweeney interview reveal

"I thought that [creator Sam Levinson] was killing me. I thought that I was going to get killed," the actor revealed to Entertainment Weekly's The Awardist (opens in new tab) podcast. 

She discussed the scene in which she and Nate (Jacob Eldordi) are driving home while he is drunk behind the wheel. She had assumed that the reckless behavior would undoubtedly lead to her demise. Instead, it spun the story in a whole new direction. 

"I was really bummed," she said about her presumed fate. "But then it turned into this weirdly sensual, dangerous connection between these two characters. And it became what it became."

For the uninitiated, Nate and Cassie had a hush-hush romance, considering he was previously tangled up with her friend, Maddy (Alexa Demie). But of course, their efforts to keep their romance on the down low began to unravel throughout the season. 

We've never been happier to learn that Cassie is, in fact, still part of the show. Considering viewership doubled from the debut season to the second installment, we have to believe her role is one of the reasons fans keep tuning in. 

Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said in a statement: “[Creator Sam Levinson], Zendaya and the entire cast and crew of Euphoria have taken season two to extraordinary heights, challenging narrative convention and form, while maintaining its heart.”

Though they're bound to get tangled in some messy antics in round three, we're anxious to see what awaits the Euphoria crew. You can catch up with the first two seasons on HBO Max. 

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