Sydney Sweeney denounces producer's comments that she “isn't pretty” and “can't act”

Sydney Sweeney has no time for Hollywood girls.

The actress's camp responds to the insults directed at her by top producer Carol Baum during the screening of her 1988 film Dead rangersWhere she said that Sweeney “isn't pretty” and “can't act” and her rom-com Anyone but you It was “unwatchable”.

“How sad that a woman in a position to share her expertise and experience would choose to attack another woman instead,” says a representative for Sweeney. Entertainment Weekly. “If this is what she has learned over her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach her students, then that is shameful. To unfairly belittle a fellow producer speaks volumes about Ms. Baum's character.”

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According to the daily Mail, Baum made the comments during an event at the Jacob Burns Center in Pleasantville, New York last week, in conversation with The New York Times Film critic Janet Maslin. Baum first mentioned the 26-year-old, two-time Emmy-nominated Sweeney by saying, “There's an actress that everyone loves now: Sidney Sweeney. I don't understand Sidney Sweeney. I was watching Sidney Sweeney on the plane because I wanted to.” To watch it,” she said, referring to Anyone but you.

“I wanted to know who she was and why everyone was talking about her,” Baum continued. “I watched this unwatchable movie – sorry to the people who like this…romantic comedy where they hate each other.”

Baum then mentioned her production class at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, adding, “I said to my class, 'Explain this girl to me. She's not pretty, she can't act. Why is she so hot?' No one had an answer but then the question was asked: “Well, if you could direct your movie because she was in it, would you do it?” … This is a difficult question to answer because we all want to get the movie made and who turns away from the green light? Nobody I know, your job is to make the movie.

Baum's representatives did not immediately respond EW requested comment.

Baum produced 34 films in her career, including… The bride's father, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, flies away to the house, And more. Last year, I published a book entitled Creative production. Sweeney rose to fame through her roles in television shows The Handmaid's Tale And tranceHe produced and starred in films including: Anyone but you, pure, And Madame Web.

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