Barbie Ferreira bids ‘teary eyed goodbye’ to ‘Euphoria’

“Euphoria” will likely be one teen brief when it returns for Season 3.

Barbie Ferreira, who portrayed the body-conscious Kat Hernandez, introduced Wednesday that she is not going to return for the third season of “Euphoria.”

“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary eyed goodbye,” she wrote in her Instagram Story. “I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today.”

The actor’s submit featured paintings of one in every of her character’s pivotal moments, drawn by co-star Hunter Schafer, who performs Jules. Whereas Ferreira’s formal announcement comes months after the present’s chaotic Season 2 finale, followers of the HBO collection weren’t exactly surprised.

Earlier this 12 months, “Euphoria’s” sophomore season was the middle of controversy. In February, the Each day Beast reported allegations of a poisonous office — from lengthy, late-night shoots to disorganized set days beneath creator and director Sam Levinson.

The Each day Beast additionally reported that there was rigidity between Ferreira and Levinson, main the actor allegedly to stroll off set. Nonetheless, in March Ferreira dismissed the so-called drama as “untrue.”

Ferreira’s Kat rapidly turned a fan favourite, debuting in Season 1 as an not sure teenager who regarded to seedy corners of the web to take again management of her physique and intercourse life. The primary season additionally adopted her romance along with her classmate Ethan (Austin Noah Abrams).

“Euphoria” Season 2 appeared to have extra of Kat in retailer, however plot factors about her sophisticated self-acceptance journey and her dwindling relationship with Ethan had been reduce brief, overshadowed by bigger arcs.

HBO didn’t instantly reply to The Instances’ request for touch upon Ferreira’s exit.

“I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. love you Katherine Hernandez,” Ferreira concluded her Instagram Story.

Past “Euphoria,” Ferreira just lately appeared in Jordan Peele’s “Nope” and had earlier roles in tv exhibits “Divorce” and “The Afterparty.” She additionally starred within the HBO Max movie “Unpregnant.”