Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney reveals the passion behind the car project – NBC New York

there is no direction Sydney Sweeney away from his favorite pastime.

Sure, she’s glamorous on “Euphoria” as Cassie’s crazy boy, but off camera she gets dirty and fixes her used 1969 Ford Bronco in front of an audience of nearly a million. on TikTok.

“I wanted a Bronco so badly,” Sweeney said in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan. “But I wanted to build one so that when I drive it and people say ‘cool car’, I can say ‘yes, thank you’ and know I made it.”

Since buying the car in February 2021, she’s done everything from cleaning rust to wire to rebuilding a rear axle – much to the delight of those watching behind their phone screens.

Her restored Bronco isn’t the first old car she’s driven, making her latest project a complete moment for the actress.

After moving from Spokane to Los Angeles, Sweeney drove his grandparents’ old Volvo to class as a teenager. At a high school full of Range Rovers and BMWs, she felt “embarrassed” by the car which she said was initially inhabited by squirrels and covered in oil stains.

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“I feel bad because I’m so grateful to have had grandparents who were able to give me a car, but I’d leave the keys in the ignition hoping someone stole it so I could get insurance. “, she said. noted. “No one did.”

These days, Sweeney is grateful to have a restored car, a newly purchased home and even more pride in her Spokane roots. In fact, his first house has the same quirks that remind him of his childhood home: little secret doors and laundry chutes.

As she told the outlet, “Sometimes I feel guilty talking about it because I remember just three or four years ago I didn’t want to park on my lot. school because I didn’t have a nice car.”

The actress doesn’t just explore her mechanical side. She’s also starting her own production company, Fifty-Fifty Films, and producing the upcoming HBO Max series, “The Players Table,” with herself and Halsey.

However, it was not easy to gain support from her peers. “I was told that I had to do several things before I could get such credit, as if I didn’t deserve it,” admitted the 24-year-old star. “And that comes from the women. I found that very surprising. Everyone claims that we support each other, but I haven’t fully felt that yet.”

As she takes the driver’s seat in her career and her 1969 Bronco, Sweeney is happy with how far she’s come.

“I’m beyond proud of myself,” she said. “I have tears in my eyes thinking that I am actually working and making my dreams come true.”

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