⁠"That’s shameful"- Sydney Sweeney's representative fires back at producer Carol Baum who said she is "not pretty" and "can't act"

Sydney Sweeney In Conversation With Josh Horowitz
Sydney Sweeney's representatives clap back at Carol Baum, as the producer called the actor "not pretty." (Image via Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Sydney Sweeney’s representatives have clapped back at producer Carol Baum who said that the actor is “not pretty,” “can’t act,” and her movie, Anyone But You was “unwatachable.” They responded to the producer's comment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The actor’s representative said:

"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. To unjustly disparage a fellow female producer speaks volumes about Ms Baum’s character."

The whole fiasco happened when Carol Baum slammed the actor by stating how she doesn’t “get Sydney Sweeney.”

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 because I wanted to watch it. I wanted to know who she was and why everybody was talking about her. I watched this unwatchable movie — sorry to people who love this … romantic comedy where they hate each other.”

As per Daily Mail, Carol Baum passed the comment about Syndey during an event in Pleasantville in New York, while speaking to a New York Times film critic Janet Maslin.

The producer is known for her films like Dead Ringers, Father of the Bride, Zapped, and A Majestic Christmas.

“She’s not pretty" - Baum slams Sydney Sweeney after watching Anyone But You

Carol Baum, the popular producer, created headlines after she called out The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star, and stated in an interview how she feels that Sydney is “not pretty,” and “can’t act.”

While talking to the film critic, she spoke at length about how she stated the same lines to her class, as she teaches at the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She said:

"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?' ... 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."

While Syndey Sweeney has not responded to Baum’s comments yet, many actors hopped on to social media and shared their opinions on Baum’s words, and some even slammed her for using harsh words against the actress. O

n the other hand, Carol has also been bashed by social media users and Sydney’s fans on multiple platforms like X.

Sydney Sweeney’s Anyone But You was released in December 2023

Sweeney’s movie, Anyone But You made its way into theatres in December 2023. Apart from Sweeney, the movie also casts Glen Powell in the titular role, as well as GaTa, Hardley Robinson, Michelle Hurd, Darren Barnet, Rachel Griffiths, and Alexandra Shipp in supporting roles.

The movie is about Ben and Bea, played by Sydney and Glen, who meet for the first time, and have an amazing interaction. However, the first meeting turns sour when Bea hears Ben talk ill about her to his friend. The duo again meet each other at a destination wedding and fall in love instantly.


While the movie received mixed responses from the masses, it managed to collect more than $200 million worldwide.

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