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Longtime producer says Sydney Sweeney 'isn't pretty' and 'can't act'

Longtime producer says Sydney Sweeney 'isn't pretty' and 'can't act'

The longtime Hollywood producer said the budding star Sidney Sweeney She “isn't pretty” and “can't act” in a hot shot quickly to prepare the Media Tours.

Carol Baum, industry expert Which credits include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Father of the Bride” released her opinion last week afterward to examine From the 1988 movie Dead Ringers. The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Sweeney's rep responded forcefully on Wednesday.

“How sad that a woman in a position to share her expertise and experience would choose to attack another woman instead,” the actor said in a statement to HuffPost. “If this is what she has learned over her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach to her students, then it is shameful.”

Sweeney greeted Emmy nominations For the films “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus”, and recently she played the lead role in the films “Immaculate” and “Madame Web”. She also hosted and starred in “Saturday Night Live.” Rolling Stones music video Which highlighted her graceful personality.

Baum's controversial assessment of the young actor sparked Sweeney's appearance in the recent romantic comedy “Anyone But You.”

“There's an actress that everyone loves now — Sidney Sweeney,” Baum reportedly said Thursday at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York. “I don't understand Sidney Sweeney.”

She told the audience and moderator Janet Maslin, a longtime New York Times critic, that the film was “unwatchable.” Baum explained that Sweeney's name appeared in the course she teaches at the university USC School of Cinematic Artsheadquartered in Los Angeles.

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“I said to my class, ‘Explain this girl to me. She’s not pretty, she can’t act.’ ‘Why is she so hot?’” Baum recalls.

Carol Baum, left, reportedly criticized Sidney Sweeney during a recent film screening.

Carol Baum, left, reportedly criticized Sidney Sweeney during a recent film screening. GT

Maslin, the film center's board director, appeared to confirm Baum's removal, which included the producer's frank analysis of “Anybody But You.”

“It's unwatchable,” Maslin said books On

According to the Daily Mail, the producer also noted that someone in her class asked her if she would put Sweeney in a movie if doing so would get the green light.

“Who turns away from the green light?” Baum said she answered. “No one I know. Your job is to make the movie.”

This story has been updated with reaction from a representative for Sidney Sweeney.