Barbie Ferreira Won’t Return in Season 3 of “Euphoria”

Barbie Ferreira in
Barbie Ferreira in "Euphoria"

If Kat Hernandez happens to be your favorite Euphoria character, we’ve got some bad news for you. Barbie Ferreira, the actress who rose to prominence portraying this character in the first two seasons of the teen drama, announced she won’t be returning for Season 3.

Ferreira took to Instagram to tell her fans that her days on the set of Euphoria are over. She paid an emotional tribute to her character, saying that she put all her care and love into her, in the hope that the viewers could feel it.

“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,” wrote Ferreira.

Kat Hernandez was a beacon of body positivity in the first season of the show, which chronicled her journey of self-love. Fans were disappointed to notice her presence was significantly reduced by the time the second season rolled around and Kat’s storyline received a lot of criticism.

Many believed that on-set tension between Ferreira and Sam Levinson had a negative impact on her character, but the actress herself said there’s no truth to these rumors.