Sydney Sweeney has been a star on the rise for years in the making, and has officially become a staple of prestige television, starring in Sharp Objects, The Handmaid’s Tale, Euphoria and The White Lotus. She’s also no stranger to the silver screen, making appearances in Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Night Teeth, The Voyeurs and snagged a lead role in the upcoming film National Anthem. While Euphoria is on hiatus until season 3 starts filming, Sweeney is stepping up by working on the other side of the camera.
The actress launched her production company Fifty-Fifty Films in 2020, and has already picked up her first project in partnership with Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose and Endeavor Content. The Players Table, based on Jessica Goodman’s suspenseful novel They Wish They Were Us, is going to be a new HBO Max series, starring Sweeney herself and the singer Halsey.
The multi-hyphenate recently opened up about producing, in an interview with Teen Vogue, where she explained why adapting the stories of first-time female authors, bourgeoning directors, and up-and-coming screenwriters is so important to her.
“Being able to make a dream of theirs that they didn’t think was possible for years and years happen, is amazing — to never put a limit to what their capabilities are because they’re female, or their age, or their background,” she said in the interview. “I’m a big advocate for making sure everybody’s voice is heard.”
Owning the rights to several books, producing and starring in her debut film adaptation, it’s only the beginning for Sweeney.