Studios don’t pay actors the same as they used to, and that’s one of the reasons why Sydney Sweeney has opened up about her precarious financial situation.
The actress was one of the most in-demand young actors. She was recently cast in the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff and has been nominated for an award.
In her latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress admitted that she wouldn’t be able to afford a six-month break from acting due to the costs that come with her career.
The Voyeurs actress explained that she would not be able to live in Los Angeles without additional income from non-acting work, such as promoting fashion brands.
Sweeney uncovered to the power source that she’s for a long while been itching to be a “youthful mother” yet she’s stressed over how the business “puts marks of disgrace on young ladies” who decide to have kids and “checks out at them from an alternate perspective”.
“I was worried that, if I don’t work, there is no money and no support for kids I would have,” she said, continuing, “If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don’t have [the] income to cover that.”
If she ever took a break, Sweeney said that she wouldn’t have any help with her bills from her family or friends.
The White Lotus actress said that Hollywood doesn’t pay actors like they used to, and that streamers don’t get residuals.
“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,” she said. “I have to pay my publicist every month, and that’s more than my mortgage.”
In the same interview, Sweeney talked about filming nude scenes in shows. “I have no problems with those scenes, and I won’t stop doing them.”
She wishes there was an easier way to talk about what people think about actors in Hollywood.