Barbie Ferreira, who played Kat in the first two seasons of HBO’s Euphoria, says she won’t be returning for Season 3.
Ferreira revealed his apparent exit in an Instagram Story today.
“Four years after embodying the most special and enigmatic character, Kat, I have to say a very tearful goodbye. I hope many of you can see yourself in her like I did and you are glad to see the character she sees in her journey today. I put all my care and love into it and I hope you guys can feel it. Love you Catherine Hernandez.”
HBO did not immediately respond to Deadline’s request for confirmation.
There were rumors of on-set tension between Ferreira and show creator Sam Levinson during the second season, but Ferreira told Insider in a March interview that those reports were not true.
Ferreira made her debut in Season 1 as the best friend of Kat, Maddie (Alexa Demi) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), focusing on her journey of self love as a body-conscious teen who Begins the school year to transform his reputation. , His character’s story in Season 2 included a lie about a terminal illness.
The Emmy-winning series was renewed for a third season in February.
Euphoria’s classes will have one fewer student in them (though it’s not like they ever go to class): Barbie Ferreira, who played Kat in the first two seasons of the HBO teen drama, says she’s going to miss out on her upcoming season 3 leaving the series.
Ferreira announced the news in an Instagram Story (first reported by Vulture), saying: “Four years after embodying the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I have to say a very tearful goodbye I hope many of you can see yourself in her like I did and you are glad to see the character she is on her journey today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope That you guys can feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.” (TVLine has contacted HBO for confirmation.)
Ferreira was a series regular on the acclaimed drama, debuting as Cat in the 2019 series premiere. But after a freshman season in which Kat experimented with sexually explicit videos and got a good boyfriend named Ethan, season 2 found her taking a backseat to the other characters, although she appeared in all eight episodes. Was. Amid reports of tension between Ferreira and series creator Sam Levinson,
The Daily Beast claimed that Ferreira injured himself while filming the hot tub scene of Season 2. HBO denied that the production was unsafe, saying in a statement that it was “in full compliance with all safety guidelines and Guild protocols” and that “no formal inquiries were ever made.”
Euphoria was renewed for Season 3 in February; This year’s sophomore season earned 16 Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series.