in a new interview with W MagazineMusician and actor Abel Tesfaye, better known by his nickname The Weeknd, hinted that his time in that pop star persona may be coming to an end.
“I’m on a cathartic path right now,” he told Mag. “There comes a time and a place when I prepare to close the Weekend episode. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Finally. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.
“The album I’m currently working on is probably my last thrill as The Weeknd. It’s something I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said all I can say.”
Tesfaye talked about his last album 2022 Dawn FMas part of a “new trilogy” following its release After hours In 2020, it led some fans to speculate that The Weekend character is dead. After hours and found himself in a state of purgatory Dawn FM. On her third and perhaps final Weeknd album, some fans think we may be able to discover whether the pop star is going to heaven or hell.
In addition to this startling revelation about The Weeknd, Tesfaye W about Idolis an upcoming HBO series about a young pop star (Lily-Rose Depp) who gets involved with a predatory producer-cult leader (Tesfaye) on her way to stardom. He created the show together euphoria czar Sam Levinson, however, is replete with posts from production members complaining of highly offensive sexual content, along with reports of buzz production, reshoots, rewrites, and delays.
Levinson’s vision Idola production member said rolling rock“It was like any rape fantasy any toxic man on the series would have – and then the woman comes back for more as she makes her music better.”
Tesfaye touched on the drama on set in an interview with. W“Film and TV is a new creative muscle for me. I don’t release my music until I think it’s great. Why would this be any different? … I realized that I needed to know that I was doing the best version of what I was doing. Rebuilding was a challenge IdolAnd in reality, I sacrificed my health and my home to run it.
He added that while the series was “possible and terrifying to unfold,” he ultimately did “his best” with it. “Everything is a risk: when you do your best, I would call it a happy ending.”