upcoming HBO show Idol It’s already garnered a lot of negative attention for its reportedly toxic environment and anti-feminist content on set, and in a new interview, star Lily-Rose Depp revealed a revealing detail about her experience working with series co-creator The Weeknd. co-star
The Weeknd, who has recently expressed a desire to go by his own name, Abel Tesfaye, instead of the larger-than-life pop personality moniker, plays a cult leader-like nightclub owner on the show Tedros. Her character draws Depp, who plays a pop princess named Jocelyn, into her sinister orbit.
Discussing the acting approach of the cast Idoltold Depp weekly fun“I don’t think anyone went for a full method – no one lost their minds.”
“Well, sometimes when Abel comes… I don’t want to explain too much about where Abel’s character is going.” Depp continued“but sometimes when he was in full Tedros mode, I would stay away from him. I’d say, ‘He’s in his territory right now.'”
Inside rolling rockIn his report on the show, to which Tesfaye responded with a small Twitter post, an unnamed production member said co-producer Sam Levinson’s vision. Idol “It was like any rape fantasy any toxic man on the show would have – and then the woman comes back for more as she makes her music better.”
Tesfaye also reportedly overhauled the show’s content when she sensed it. Idol He was beginning to lean too far into the “female point of view”.