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While Barbie Ferreira euphoria Character, Kat Hernandez, walks the halls as if she owns her Not pregnant The character Bailey is the opposite of a social outcast who sits alone at lunch. Not pregnant – which premiered on HBO Max on September 10th – follows Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), who hires her ex-best friend Bailey to take her on a road trip that will change her life forever. The film deals with the important issue of abortion and the easy spread of misinformation – although people are not usually kidnapped by Breckin Meyer. In a recent interview with POPSUGAR, Ferreira discussed her favorite scene to film, what she hopes people will take away from the film and what she wants for Kat in the second season of euphoria.
POPSUGAR: What was your favorite scene to film?
Barbie Ferreira: The car chases are probably my favorite because I love being loud – a lot of me and Haley just screamed in a green screen car.
PS: I loved how the film touched social media and how important it is to people's lives. Even though she was on this really big trip, Veronica still felt the need to post. How do you use your social media platform to talk about topics that matter to you?
BF: It was a journey. When I was a model, I talked about a lot of different things that really spoke to me. While I've been sustaining that energy now, I'm really trying to think about what to do outside of social media because it can kind of be performative. I still talk about political issues, but now that's how I can actually make a difference.
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PS: Unpregnant is very similar to Euphoria in that it is raw and covers real problems. You can treat a topic like abortion in a way that makes it seem less scary than what most people make up. What do you hope people will take away from this film?
BF: First and foremost, I hope people get accurate information as there can be a lot of misinformation about reproductive health and reproductive access. (And second) a great friendship story full of really fun, carefree, and heartbreaking moments – all that stuff that comes out of a feel-good movie.
PS: I definitely felt like it did it, especially on the chase between the RV and the suburb, when Haley yelled out the window, "That's not true." She starts giving facts and I said, "Wow, we learn things as we watch them escape from these crazy kidnappers." What do you think of Haley's line to Breckin Meyer's character?
BF: Don't kidnap people. It's not good or legal. Haley's line is important because many people in their character's position would feel guilty, feel ashamed, or believe the misinformation. But of course Veronica has a really good head on her shoulders and is very autonomous and knows what she wants. She also knows exactly what is going on and her line debunks these very common myths that continue to be spread to this day and I love that.
"Basically, my favorite part was combining the humor with the darkness that comes with being a 17-year-old."
PS: What is your favorite role in playing Bailey?
BF: She is this really complicated character who is distracting with a lot of humor but is still very emotional. She's one of those fellow passengers too – she'll do anything for no rhyme or reason. However, throughout the film they understand why she does what she does, why she behaves in a certain way, and all those little, unique details that make it all make sense. Essentially, my favorite part was connecting the humor with the darkness that comes with the 17 year old.
PS: What was your favorite part about her friendship with her ride-or-die, Haley Lu Richardson's character Veronica?
BF: I just love that they connected Star Trek. They were very careless about judgment and were not involved in what people should think of little girls, and they explored all of these different avenues together. It's sad that it kind of stalled because of course Veronica chose another path and Bailey got stuck on that other path.
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"I want to play something that is completely outside of my comfort zone."
PS: You have achieved so much already, but what kind of project or role would you like to take on next?
BF: I want to play something that is completely out of my comfort zone, which I think Not pregnant was a little. At least it was very different from euphoria. I don't know, maybe I'll get a vampire hunter, a wolf, a ghost, a possessed girl or something. I am ready for anything.
PS: Much like Bailey, there's a lot more to your Euphoria character than meets the eye – can you give fans a hint about what to expect from Kat & # 39; s bow or what to hope for them in season two?
BF: What I love euphoria is that it throws curveballs so I'm ready for every curveball Sam Levinson is going to throw at me. I have no idea what's going to happen, but I hope Kat evolves within the journey and can make other decisions. Teens are going to screw it up and have to learn from their experiences, so I hope that she continues to be their flawed but bad self, navigating the world and understanding what she likes and dislikes.
PS: Who from the Euphoria cast would you like to go on a road trip with?
BF: I would probably go with Alexa Demie because I love her and think we're really fun together.
PS: Is there an ideal road trip that you would like to do?
BF: Maybe Colorado or somewhere really natural with a lake or a river, because I like to swim.
PS: What is a song you need to have on your road trip playlist?
BF: I've heard a lot from Nicki Minaj, as everyone around me knows because I only play Nicki Minaj. But, you know what? I'll actually swap it for this one. I'm going to say "Hit Different" by SZA with Ty Dolla $ ign.