After Barbie Ferreira announced that she will be departing the cast of Euphoria in a shock Instagram story, an insider from the show has come forward with some alleged tea about the situation. And yes, it involves show creator Sam Levinson.
To get you up to speed Barbie announced her departure from the show via Instagram on Thursday, though she didn’t give a specific reason why.
A source — who apparently spent a bunch of time on the Euphoria set during season two — told The Zach Sang Show that the reason was alleged disagreements with Levinson.
“Allegedly, she was just having a lot of problems with Sam. Sam is a very specific type of director and Barbie was just not able to handle it,” the source claimed.
The source also claimed that “people were allegedly screaming at each other between cuts” on the show’s second season. Yikes.
The insider then also alleged that Barbie’s “attitude” might have had something to do with her leaving the show.
Zach Sang’s source did say that Ferreira’s departure was a shame ‘cos it means fans won’t get closure on Kat’s character arc.
“Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see… how [Kat] would turn things around,” they said.
It was super disappointing that Ferreira’s character Kat had her storyline massively reduced in season two of the show. Moving forward, I personally feel like Euphoria is going to be missing a lot of what made it interesting in season one. Kat was such an interesting character and I absolutely loved her progression throughout the first couple of episodes.
I mean how often is it that you see someone find themselves (and arguably lose themselves too) by discovering the power of being a camgirl?
The friendship dynamics between her and the other characters completely tapered off in season two to the point that many started to wonder if Kat had been written out of the show completely. There were so many unanswered questions in her story and they were completely dismissed so we could see Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) go insane over Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi).
In her Instagram post announcing her departure from the show, Barbie Ferriera didn’t explicitly say why she was leaving.
“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye,” she wrote.
“I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today.
“I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you, Katherine Hernandez.”
The Instagram story message was accompanied by a piece of fan art made by Euphoria co-star Hunter Schafer. I had no idea that Schafer had so many talents but then again I’m also not surprised. She’s a legend.
Euphoria has been renewed for season 3 — the only confirmed cast members are Zendaya and Dominic Fike.