American actress and Euphoria lead Sydney Sweeney stated that being a television star is not a smooth process and also mentioned that production houses don’t pay actors as much as they used to. As a result, she is struggling to maintain financial stability.
Year after year and mainly in the wake of the pandemic strike, several actors and celebrities from the Hollywood World revealed their financial instability and being in need for a stash of savings.
If I just acted, I wouldn’t be able to afford my life in LA: Sydney Sweeney
Last month, Sydney Sweeney received a double Emmy nomination and a nod from the Screen Actors Guild for her performances in “Euphoria,” “The White Lotus,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The 24-year-old actress recently spoke about her financial instability and also added that at present, the pay from the production houses aren’t enough to make the cut.
The actress perpetually worked for five years and has starred in some of the best shows on TV. Yet, Sweeney declared that she does not have enough money to take a break for six months or simply focus on acting and needs to ink deals with several brands like Miu Miu and Armani tio cover her expenses in Los Angeles.
“They don’t pay actors like they used to, and with streamers, you no longer get residuals,” Sweeney told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, “If I just acted, I wouldn’t be able to afford my life in LA. I take deals because I have to.”
Since 2009, the acting career of Sweeney has been packed with both movies as well as television projects with some of her first roles coming in Heroes and Criminal Minds, as well as the 2010 horror flick The Ward.
Currently, her net worth is around $5 million but that has not stopped the budding personality from accurately losing her sleep at night over her insecurities about money and financial health.
“If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don’t have income to cover that,” she further asserted, “I don’t have someone supporting me, I don’t have anyone I can turn to, to pay my bills or call for help … The established stars still get paid, but I have to give 5 percent to my lawyer, 10 percent to my agents, 3 percent or something like that to my business manager. I have to pay my publicist every month, and that’s more than my mortgage.”
“I want to have a family, I’ve always wanted to be a young mom. I was worried that, if I don’t work, there is no money and no support for kids I would have. I couldn’t believe I was even able to buy a house. I want to be able to stay there,” she added.