Sydney Sweeney on Building Her Dream Career and How She Convinced Viewers to Love ‘Euphoria’s’ Cassie

Before she heads into a grueling six-month production of Marvel’s Madame

Web — she’ll co-star opposite Dakota Johnson in the top-secret Sony Pictures

action flick — Sydney Sweeney will head to Texas to receive the Breakthrough

Award at the ATX TV Festival, an honor that caps off a year marked by

showstopping turns in The White Lotus and Euphoria.

Ahead of the fest, she rang up THR to reflect on her rise to fame

and the childhood imaginary friends that helped her get there.

I have two stages of it. I first felt it when I did Handmaid’s Tale

to be able to say I was a part of history in that way was definitely a breakthrough moment.