Actress and model Barbie Ferreira are perhaps best known for her role as Kat Hernandez on HBO’s Euphoria. But after leaving the hit series after the second season, it was gaining momentum. Many fans were left wondering what exactly caused her exit.
During a recent interview with Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert. Ferreira finally addressed the questions — and the rumours — that have been swirling around her departure for the past year. Namely, suggesting Ferreira’s exit had a lot to do with her alleged tension with the show’s creator, Sam Levinson.
Barbie Ferreira Left ‘Euphoria’ Because She Didn’t Want To Be The “Fat Best Friend”
The star, who played the iconic Kat Hernandez. She took to social media to confirm that she will not be reprising her role in the highly-anticipated third season of Euphoria.
Therefore, in August of 2022, the moment Euphoria fans had been dreading. After months finally happened: Barbie Ferreira officially walked away from the project.
“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 25-year-old actress wrote.
“I hope many of you could see yourself in her as I did. Also, that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character that she is today,” she added.
“I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you, Katherine Hernandez.”
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Now, we finally have answers as to the circumstances that surrounded her departure from the award-winning project
So Barbie herself set the story straight.
“I think there were places she could have gone. So, I just don’t think it would have fit into the show,” she said.
“I wanted to be able to not be the fat best friend. I don’t want to play that, and I think they didn’t want that either. Also, I would have played her for as long as I was asked to.”
Barbie’s character Kat soon became a fan favourite due to her powerful portrayal of self-discovery. Also, the acceptance as a plus-sized woman in society. The value of That place on cis-gendered, able, caucasian and thin bodies.
Barbie Ferreira Shuts Down Reports of ‘Euphoria’ Set Drama
Barbie Ferreira recently told Insider that a lot of reports claiming there was tension during the production of “Euphoria” Season 2 are untrue. However, Ferreira was the subject of several rumours alleging she feuded with series creator Sam Levinson over the direction of her character, Kat.
Ferreira and Levinson’s alleged falling out reportedly led to Kat getting less screen time in Season 2. Also, Ferreira stooff-setff set. HBO has denied Ferreira stormed off set.
The Daily Beast published a report last week in which background actors on the series claimed there were toxic working conditions on the show. Also, multiple complaints she made to SAG-AFTRA over the production failure to provide them with meals on time. Also, they refuse to let people use the bathroom,” among other allegations. Levinson’s decision not to film each episode with a short list also reportedly caused set tension, as it led to long hours for the cast and crew.
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