'I was just along for the ride': Sydney Sweeney brushes off Madame Web failure

Sydney Sweeney isn't worried about the failure of 'Madame Web' as she was "just hired as an actress" in the picture.



Sydney Sweeney isn't bothered by the failure of Madame Web
Sydney Sweeney isn't bothered by the failure of Madame Web

Sydney Sweeney is unconcerned by the failure of 'Madame Web'.

The 26-year-old actress starred in the superhero flick as Julia Cornwall/Spider-Woman but has brushed off the fact that the movie has bombed with both critics and audiences.

Sydney told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "I was just hired as an actress in it, so I was just along for the ride for whatever was going to happen."

Critics savaged the movie when it was released last month and the 'Anyone but You' star even poked fun at the film when she hosted 'Saturday Night Live' recently.

She quipped: "You definitely didn't see me in 'Madame Web'."

Jimmy Kimmel also had a dig at S.J. Clarkson's film in his Oscars monologue.

He said: "The people in this room somehow managed to come up with so many excellent films and memorable performances. This night is full of enormous talent, and untold potential, but so was 'Madame Web'."

Sydney's co-star Dakota Johnson – who played the title character in the picture – recently explained that the movie's failure had put her off from starring in another superhero film.

Dakota told Bustle: "It was definitely an experience for me to make that movie. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again, because I don't make sense in that world. And I know that now.

"But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it's one thing and then as you're making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you're like, 'Wait, what?' But it was a real learning experience, and of course it's not nice to be a part of something that's ripped to shreds, but I can't say that I don't understand."