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The star of Euphoria Barbie Ferreira talks about why she left the TV series during a podcast host Armchair Expert. Because his character was by now a “run out of gas” storyline. She explained, “I didn’t want to be the fat best friend. I don’t want to play her. And I don’t think they (those from the production) wanted that either,” Ferreira said.
Ahead of the third season of the Emmy-winning series, the actress announced her farewell to the set. Since that time there has been countless speculations about her choice to leave.
Rumors spoke of a clash with the show’s creator: the star allegedly found himself at odds with Sam Levinson over his character.
One rumor even claimed that he would walk off set during a fight with Levinson.
The star advises not to believe everything you read and hear
Barbie Ferreira now urges not to believe everything you read or hear. And she escapes the many doubts of the fans by opening up once and for all on the matter, explaining that in reality her departure was a “mutual decision”, taken by both parties.
The reason was because his character had a “run out of gas” storyline by now.
Ferreira: ‘I didn’t want to be a fat best friend’
What the actress told the microphones of Armchair Expert was, “I didn’t want to be the fat best friend. I don’t want to play her.”
And he added: “And I don’t think they (those from the production) wanted it either”.
The actress finally decided to talk about it because she got stuck “in this drama”
Ferreira had never been so clear. He explained that it had become an urgency for her now to clarify the matter.
“When people ask me about season 2, they usually come to me saying I was kind of a victim of season 2,” Ferreira said on the podcast. “I was sucked into this drama where I never asked to be and to which I’ve never spoken to. I’m of the opinion that if it doesn’t come out I won’t address the matter because then I add fuel to it. It has taken on a life of its own. Don’t believe everything you read,” was his premise.
“I didn’t actually walk off set,” Ferreira added of the rumours. “I sprained my ankle once and had to go get an x-ray. Maybe that’s what they mean?” she added.
“I don’t think there was a place where [Kat] could have gone,” Ferreira said. “I think there were places she could have gone. I just don’t think it would have fit into the show. I don’t know if it would have done it justice, and I think both sides knew it.”
The actress also did not intend to give up other open doors
Ferreira also noted that filming one season of Euphoria they take about nine months, implying that for most of that time she was unable to work on anything else. From her career standpoint, it didn’t make sense for her to give up almost a year of filming for a show in which her part had become increasingly limited.
“I feel like with season two and parts of it, it had become kind of a struggle for both sides,” Ferreira added. “Sam, I…it was a struggle finding a sequel for her (Kat). So it was really painful to watch it and see the fans get angry.”
Meanwhile, the third season of Euphoria will go into production later this year, with a likely return in 2024 on HBO.