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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Sydney Sweeney's former acting coach has insisted the camera "picks up" on her deeper beauty

    Scott Sedita - who helped train the 26-year-old star at the beginning of her career at his own Scott Sedita Acting Studios - has defended the 'Euphoria' actress after veteran Hollywood producer Carol Baum slated her looks and acting


    Speaking to TMZ, he said: "Sydney is beautiful because she has inner depth, intellect, compassion, style and facial features - eyes, smile, cheekbones - that the camera angles pick up on.

    "The camera loves her 'look' as well as the audience. Audiences love her because she's relatable and approachable."

    Scott backed Sydney to shrug off the criticism, while praising her ability to take "feedback" on board.

    He added: "She's been through the ups and downs of this business. So you have to be pretty much a serious actress if you're gonna go through all that.

    "When taking feedback or critique, she processes it, uses her acting technique and makes the adjustment."

    Carol - now an acting teacher and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose producing credits include 'Father of the Bride' - hit out at a Sydney on Tuesday following a screening of her 1998 horror-drama film 'Dead Ringers'.

    She said: "There's an actress who everybody loves now - Sydney Sweeney,

    "I don't get Sydney Sweeney. I was watching on the plane Sydney Sweeney's movie ('Anyone But You') because I wanted to watch it. I wanted to know who she is and why everybody's talking about her."

    Carol, who teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, went on to brand the comedy "unwatchable" and said she asked her students to explain to her why Sydney was considered "so hot".

    She added: "I said to my class, 'Explain this girl to me. She's not pretty, she can't act. Why is she so hot?'

    "Nobody had an answer but then the question was asked, 'Well, if you could get your movie made because she was in it, would you do it?'

    "I said, 'Well that's a really good question... that's a very hard question to answer because we all want to get the movie made and who walks away from a green light? Nobody I know. Your job is to get the movie made.'"

    In a statement, Sydney's representative responded: "How sad that a woman in the position to share her expertise and experience chooses instead to attack another woman.

    "If that's what she's learned in her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach to her students, that's shameful."

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