Celebrities are just like us, aren’t they? To drive this point home, Euphoria actor Sydney Sweeney recently spilt the beans on her paycheck. The 24-year-old who has starred in the Handmaid’s Tale, White Lotus and a couple of other projects made the revelation that she doesn’t get paid as much as people think. 

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Sweeney said, “If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don’t have the income to cover that. I don’t have someone supporting me, I don’t have anyone I can turn to, to pay my bills or call for help. They don’t pay actors like they used to, and with streamers, you no longer get residuals.” 

The Emmy-nominated actor further added, “The established stars still get paid, but I have to give 5 per cent to my lawyer, 10 per cent to my agents, 3 per cent or something like that to my business manager. I have to pay my publicist every month, and that’s more than my mortgage.”

Sweeney reportedly earned around $350,000 from the second season of Euphoria, averaging a paycheck of around $27,000 per episode. While that may not sound much, coupled with other projects, the 24-year-old is said to have a net worth of around $4 million. 

Clearly, Sweeney’s statements haven’t sat well with the internet, which reacted the way you’d expect it to react. Here are some of the best reactions we found. 


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