Don't Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde's latest feature, has an all-star cast, including Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine. There's one lesser-known cast member who is actually related to Kyle Chandler, 57. Sydney Chandler, the star's daughter, plays Violet in the psychological thriller that is her first major feature film.
Sydney is Kyle Chandler's oldest child.
Sydney is Kyle's oldest child of over 25 years, Kathryn Macquarrie. Sydney has a younger sister named Sawyer. The Chandler family lives outside of Austin, Texas, although they frequently travel to Los Angeles due to Kyle and Sydney's Hollywood career connections.
In 'Don't Worry Darling,' she plays Violet.
Don't Worry Darling's character is a housewife and friend of Alice Chambers (played by Florence Pugh). They live in Victory, California, where their husbands work on the secret "Victory Project," which sparked Alice's suspicions, in a conversation with WWD.
Sydney was relatively new to this world, and so I felt my character very, very quickly, just kind of stepping in and soaking up the vibe on set and seeing how everything works," she said. "And so that kind of translated really perfectly for my character."
She appeared on a program about the Sex Pistols.
Sydney played Chrissie Hynde, the founding member of the Pretenders who almost married Steve and his bandmate Johnny Rotten for a work permit, in the Hulu miniseries Pistols.
At the time, she didn't want to be an actor.
Sydney explained in her WWD interview that she never intended to do what her parents are doing. “I wanted to be a veterinarian, and then I remembered when I was failing my math and science, I was like,'maybe not.' And then I went to an acting class in Austin where I was studying for my writing. And then I just fell in love with it. My acting coach said, 'You can stay in the class if you audition.'
Her dad has given her advice.
Kyle, who is well-known from the films Manchester by the Sea, The Wolf of Wall Street, and First Man, has been there for his daughter as she goes on to succeed professionally.
"He's been very helpful, and we've had some really good discussions about," Sydney said. "I want to make my own journey through this, my own path through this, with my work," she said.