This announcement is just the latest of several that have been made about Sweeney recently, and honestly, it’s no surprise the industry is running to get her involved with as many projects as possible — nor is it shocking that she’d be taking her career into her own hands with a move into the producing space.
The Emmy nominee — who was recognized for her work on both “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus” this year — is currently shooting Marvel’s “Madame Web,” which will co-star Dakota Johnson, and also inked deals for Universal Pictures’ “The Caretaker” and a reboot of the classic Jane Fonda property “Barbarella,” which she will also star in. She was undoubtedly one of the most talked about breakout stars of the second season of “Euphoria,” and it seems she knows what her talent is worth.
The “Barbarella” announcement was a particularly monumental one, as it made clear that Sweeney is starting to approach a coveted movie star-type status that few achieve in today’s Hollywood landscape. No, she’s not there yet, but she’s certainly moving up fast. This new announcement not only adds another exciting role to her resume, but also another project onto her producing plate, a role that, in my opinion, is for the real film lovers. Producers are the ones who do the business behind the scenes that bring the whole picture together, so to have Sweeney pointedly choose to start a company and take on producing roles with projects she’s attracted to shows she’s ready to shape her career into something she is proud of — and at this point, she’s off to a great start.