Sydney Sweeney Wants To Do A Rom-Com With The Weirdest Co-Star

Sydney Sweeney, responding to fan comments, said that she would love to make a rom-com, but wanted to do it with Jennifer Coolidge, her The White Lotus co-star.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

Sydney Sweeney

The White Lotus actress Sydney Sweeney recently went undercover online to answer YouTube comments about herself. Per ScreenRant, when one comment mentioned their desire to see Sweeney in more rom-com roles, the actress said she would love to do a romantic comedy with The White Lotus co-star Jennifer Coolidge by her side. While Sweeney has previously been known to play more dramatic characters, her role as the sardonic teenager Olivia Mossbacher in The White Lotus proved the actress has the range to do both drama and comedy.

Sydney Sweeney got her start on television by appearing in dramas like Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, and Pretty Little Liars. The actress began attracting international attention when she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cassie Howard in HBO’s teen drama Euphoria in 2022. However, in 2021, Sweeney broke out of her dramatic comfort zone when she took on the more comedic role of Olivia in The White Lotus, which is a black comedy-drama and satire.

Playing the sarcastic Olivia in The White Lotus nominated Sydney Sweeney for a Primetime Emmy Award for the second time. The part also showed audiences the type of range the actress has, causing audiences’ minds to spin as fans began imagining what other roles Sweeney could take on.

While undercover online, Sydney Sweeney admitted that she had been afraid to venture into the comedy genre before her experience on The White Lotus. Now, with some new background in comedy, the actress would be excited to star in a romantic comedy, especially since she loved watching rom-coms as a kid. As an added thought, Sweeney pointed out how great it would be if she did a romantic comedy with the comedy legend Jennifer Coolidge. 

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Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus

Coolidge, who has been known for her sultry and hilarious comedy persona since appearing in American Pie as Stifler’s mom in 1999, has also had prominent roles in romantic comedies, including Legally Blonde (2001) and Single All the Way (2021). Coolidge starred next to Sydney Sweeney in season 1 of The White Lotus as Tanya McQuoid, and was the only prominent character to appear in seasons 1 and 2 of the series. Unfortunately, it isn’t likely that we will see either Sweeney or Coolidge in The White Lotus season 3.

While Jennifer Coolidge will likely not appear in season 3 of The White Lotus because of her character’s devastating death, it is possible that Sydney Sweeney could return as Olivia, though still unlikely. The White Lotus is an anthology series with the main connection between the seasons being The White Lotus resort chain. For season 2, Coolidge was the only main returning character from season 1 (though Tanya’s husband Greg, played by Jon Gries, made brief appearances), making it more likely that one of the other characters from season 2 will return to season 3, rather than bringing Oliva back from season 1.

With Sydney Sweeney and Jennifer Coolidge likely not taking part in the next season of The White Lotus, this could leave their calendars open with enough time to throw together a romantic comedy project. Sydney Sweeney is next set to star in Sony’s Madame Web, most likely as comic book hero Julia Carpenter.