Barbie Ferreira Details Exit from “Euphoria,” Denies Walking Off Set
The actress opens up on a podcast about her exit from the HBO hit show.
“Euphoria” actress Barbie Ferreira sat down with the “Armchair Expert” podcast and spoke about her exit from the show after only two seasons.
Ferreira announced her exit last August via an Instagram story post. “After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye,” the post read.
The post came after reports of the actress clashing with the show’s creator, Sam Levinson, throughout the filming of season two. Fans noticed that Barbie Ferreira’s character, Kat Hernandez, wasn’t featured as much as before.
“I kind of got sucked into this drama that I never asked to be in and that I’ve never talked about. I’m of the mindset that if it doesn’t exist I’m not going to address it because then I’m adding fuel to it,” Ferreira said on the podcast. “It’s taken on a life of its own. Don’t believe everything you read.”
She explains that she didn’t walk off the set, rather she sprained her ankle and she had to get an X-Ray. Ferreira confirms that her exit was a mutual decision simply due to her storyline running out of gas.
“I don’t think there was a place for [Kat] to go,” Ferreira explained. “I think there were places she could have gone. I just don’t think it would have fit into the show.”
During the nine months of filming, Ferreira implies that she wasn’t able to work on other projects for a majority of that time. It didn’t make sense for the actress to commit to a project if her part continued to be limited.
“I feel like with season two and certain parts of it, I felt was a kind of struggle for both parties,” Ferreira explained. “Sam, me…it was a struggle to find the continuation.”
Ferreira notes that Levinson writes for things he relates to, and Kat isn’t a character he relates to. The third season of “Euphoria” is set to start filming later this year with a possible return in 2024.