Sydney Sweeney Is Nervous About How Hot Her Co-Star Was

Sydney Sweeney says her Madame Web co-star Dakota Johnson is "so hot."

By Gareth Skarka | Published

In a red-carpet interview with Variety, Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney revealed that working with co-star Dakota Johnson on the forthcoming Sony Marvel film Madame Web made her extremely nervous. Sweeney revealed that she’s been a fan of Johnson’s for years, having disobeyed her parents to watch Fifty Shades of Grey in high school. “I’m a huge fan of her, ” she said. “She’s so hot.”

On the carpet at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala, when asked if she had told this to her co-star, Sweeney laughed. “No! But, Dakota, you’re hot and I loved working with you.”

Johnson will be playing the lead role of Cassandra “Madame” Web in the Sony film, expected to hit theaters in February 2024. Plot details for the film are still very much under wraps, including any information about Sydney Sweeney’s exact role in the film.

There have been two characters named Madame Web in the Marvel Comics canon, and any others which have appeared in various iterations of Marvel’s multiverse. In most appearances, the character is portrayed as an ally of Spider-Man.

Madame Web first appeared in a 1980 issue of Amazing Spider-Man, where she was created by Dennis O’Neil and John Romita Jr.. Cassandra Webb is an old woman suffering from a severe neuromuscular disease that causes her to be blind and paralyzed. She is kept alive by an elaborate life-support system, but despite her paralysis, Madame Web is a powerful mutant telepath (like Professor Charles Xavier or Jean Grey) and a clairvoyant. 

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The original Madame Web

Julia Carpenter–formerly the second Spider-Woman–would later take Web’s place in the role of Madame Web, and many believe this is the version Johnson will play in the film.

The film is part of Sony’s ongoing development of comic book films involving Spider-Man characters, like the Venom movies starring Tom Hardy, Morbius starring Jared Leo, and Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Russell Crowe.

Sydney Sweeny was also recently attached to lead another Sony feature — a Barbarella film, following in the footsteps of the original 1968 space opera starring Jane Fonda, which was adapted from French writer and illustrator Jean-Claude Forest’s comic series. The film remains in early development, with no director, producer or writer currently attached.

Sweeney said shooting for Barbarella will begin after she finishes filming Season 3 of Euphoria — which the actor said resumes production sometime “soon.” Commenting on her inability to be more forthcoming with details, she added “I feel like my whole life is a secret. It’s really hard.”

Euphoria recently wrapped up its second season, which coincided with the third season being picked up by HBO. The series is the second-highest watched show on the network, behind Game of Thrones. Sydney Sweeney is enjoying plenty of success from her role on the show, as well as the number of forthcoming projects she has underway including her film with Dakota Johnson.