Barbie Ferreira, who played Kat in the initial two seasons of HBO’s Euphoria, says she won’t return for Season 3.
Ferreira uncovered her apparent exit today in an Instagram story.
“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye. I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez.”
There had been bits of gossip about on-set strain during the second season between Ferreira and show maker Sam Levinson, yet Ferreira told Insider in a March interview that those reports were not true.
Ferreira made her debut as Kat, the closest companion of Maddie (Alexa Demie) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) in Season 1, which focused on her journey of self love as a body-conscious teen who begins the school year hoping to change her reputation. In Season 2 her character’s storyline incorporated a lie about a terminal sickness.
The Emmy-winning series was reestablished for a third season in February.