Sydney Sweeney Slams Madame Web During SNL Monologue

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Sydney Sweeney joked about the failed superhero film Madame Web during her first-ever Saturday Night Live monologue. “You might have seen me in Anyone But You or Euphoria. You definitely did not see me in Madame Web,” the actress quipped. “But I do have a new film coming out called Immaculate. I play a nun, so it’s perfect casting.”

Sydney Sweeney On Saturday Night Live

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“But tonight, I’m excited for everyone to get to know the real me. I feel like people only see me as the girl on TV who screams, cries, and has sex. Sometimes, it’s all three at the same time,” she continued.

Sydney Sweeney shared her early strategy to break into the Hollywood scene and playfully addressed the relationship rumors involving co-star Glen Powell.

Sydney Sweeney Digs At Madame Web

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Sydney Sweeney’s off-the-cuff remark about Madame Web adds insult to injury for the beleaguered film. While criticism from fans on social media is not ideal, having one of the film’s stars openly mock it is a new low for Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.

For weeks, the film struggled to surpass Morbius’ global opening weekend numbers and never managed to bridge the gap.

As Julia Cornwall, Sydney Sweeney was one of Madame Web’s three young stars, which included Celeste O’Connor as Mattie Franklin and Isabela Merced as Anya Corazón. Dakota Johnson led the trio as Cassandra Webb.

The film seemed tailored for young female viewers, from casting to the trailers. However, Sony did not expect its target audience to slam the film so viciously.

Madame Web’s Negative Reviews

Despite Sydney Sweeney’s popularity, due to her roles in Euphoria and The White Lotus, Madame Web failed to connect with the same audience.

The film’s negative reviews set a bleak tone from the start, forcing Sony to rely on an “anti-marketing” strategy, which saw Johnson talking about the movie more casually during press interviews. But the “it’s so bad, it’s good” strategy didn’t work either.

Too Much Diverging From The Madame Web Story

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Madame Web tells the story of Cassandra Web, a paramedic in New York City who happens to have clairvoyant abilities. Faced with secrets from her past, Cassandra finds herself safeguarding three young women from a shadowy adversary intent on destroying them.

A substantial portion of the critiques directed at the film is mainly due to it diverging from the comics.

Changes that upset viewers the most include omissions of Julia Cornwall (Sydney Sweeney), Anya Corazón, and Mattie Franklin’s origin stories. Fans were also unhappy with Cassandra having characteristics and features not present in the source material. Furthermore, Madame Web failed to reference Spider-Man, though this was a deliberate choice, according to director S.J. Clarkson.

Sydney Sweeney Appearing In Immaculate

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Meanwhile, Sydney Sweeney will next be seen in the psychological horror film Immaculate. The movie is directed by Michael Mohan from a script by Andrew Lobel. The story follows Cecilia, a deeply religious woman, who is invited to join a prestigious convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. However, the seemingly flawless convent hides unsettling and terrifying secrets.

She Will Also Be In Echo Valley

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Immaculate will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 12. Starring Sydney Sweeney, Alvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli, Dora Romano, Giorgio Colangeli, and Simona Tabasco, the film will hit theaters on March 22. Sweeney will also star in the upcoming thriller Echo Valley alongside Julianne Moore and Domhnall Gleeson.

Directed by Michael Pearce from a script by Brad Ingelsby, Echo Valley follows Kate Garrett (Julianne Moore), a horse trainer on a southern Pennsylvania farm. While still reeling from a personal tragedy, Kate’s life takes an unexpected turn when her daughter Claire (Sydney Sweeney) arrives at her door in a shocking state. The movie is currently in post-production.