Barbie Ferreira to leave ‘Euphoria’ before third season

Jami Ganz
New York Daily News

Barbie Ferreira is graduating from “Euphoria” High.

The “Unpregnant” star, 25, took to Instagram Wednesday to share that she’s leaving her “Euphoria” role as Kat Hernandez, ahead of the HBO teen drama’s third season.

Barbie Ferreira arrives at the "Euphoria" Los Angeles FYC event, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Academy Museum.

“After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary eyed goodbye,” said the “Nope” actress.

“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,” she continued. “I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. love you Katherine Hernandez.”

From left, cast members Alexa Demie, Hunter Schafer, Maude Apatow, Zendaya, Barbie Ferreira and Sydney Sweeney arrive at the "Euphoria" Los Angeles FYC event, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Academy Museum.

Ferreira played a prominent role in the show’s freshman season but in season two, which aired earlier this year, Kat’s presence was notably diminished.

That came amid reported tensions between the actress and the show’s controversial creator Sam Levinson.

Long hours and spontaneous changes to the high school series’ scripts are among the criticisms that have been levied at the “Malcolm & Marie” writer-director, 37.