The filmmakers, starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, have said they are not focusing on the story of Britney Spears.
HBO Starring Drama “The Idol” Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and lily rose depp This production by Sam Levinson (Euphoria) lives up to its promise of a hot and disturbing tale of the music industry. And, according to his team, it’s “fame really corrupts” and is “very scary.”
At a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival last night, where the first two episodes of the series premiered, Tesfaye recently announced her intention to keep the alias that made her famous, saying, “I want to create a twisted fairy. there is,” he explained. The story and darkness about the music industry’ and everything he knows about it.
“A lot of Jocelyn[Depp’s lead singer]is inspired by my experience.” And in other artists’ experiences that I’ve witnessed,” he admitted.
For Levinson, “fame really corrupts and it’s so easy to be surrounded by myth-makers,” and there’s something “very, very scary” about it all.
“We think we know a lot more about these people than we actually do,” Depp said of character building.
When asked about the similarities between the lead character and Britney Spears, Levinson affirmed: “We’re not trying to talk about a particular ‘pop star’ , but about how the world perceives the stars and the pressure it puts on them. “
This work, which will be premiered in June, Explicit content warning one that sparked as much anticipation as controversy in the face of its premiere.
According to Variety, the episode hit Cannes with revenge porn that included a photo of bodily fluids on Depp’s face, which leaked online.
There are also plenty of scenes of her masturbating on ice and explicit nudity.
The role of the actress, who is about to face the death of her mother, begins with extreme and self-destructive behaviors “such as masturbating while drowning”, and finally the dastardly self-help guru Tedros Tedros who begins to infiltrate her. Comes to rely on De Tesfaye. her life. ” explains Indywire.
“At one point, Tedros strangled her with his own dress in an attempt to give her some creative inspiration. In fact, she felt inspired to remix her new single.” We are,” Portal continues.
“We live in a very sexual world, especially in the United States,” said the author of Euphoria. “The influence of pornography is really strong on the psyche of young people.”
Jocelyn’s character’s physical “nakedness” is said to reflect the protagonist’s own “emotional nakedness”, according to the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.
no toxic environment
The team flatly refused to accusations of creative chaos and toxic environments on set, It was published in an American newspaper.
Actor Hank Azaria, who plays one of the star’s “entourages” alongside Davien Joy Randolph, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, singer Troye Sivan, and K-pop star Jenny, said, “Believe me, I’m I’ve been participating in the filming of the malfunction.” Ruby Jane etc.
“We know we’re doing provocative shows, but it’s not wasted on us,” said Levinson, who believes the article. They deliberately “omit” things that don’t fit their critical narrative.
But when he saw the news, he knew the series would be a big hit this summer.
“I know who I am and I believe there are two jobs in this industry. It’s not fun for me because it takes time.They are free to write what they want,” he said.
Announced as Hollywood’s most despicable love story, “The Idol” Tesfaye’s tumultuous relationship with a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader and Lily-Rose Depp’s emerging but troubled pop idol.
Standing applause for idols
With its premiere at Cannes’ Grand Theater Lumiere (the main theater of the Palais des Festivals) last night, the series left the festival’s most glamorous red carpet, with hundreds of fans asking for autographs and taking pictures. with their idols focused on the Croisette to do.
Especially deafening was the welcome to Tesfaye and Jenny from the band. black pink He has many followers. After the premiere, Levinson and The Weeknd were thrilled with a huge standing ovation, defining his Cannes experience as a “dream come true.”
But then The Idol stars partyed late into the night at Cannes’ Palm Club at an HBO-sponsored party, where music stars like Travis Scott, Future, Julia Fox, Jeremy O. A number of celebrities from the film industry were also present. US cable networks say it’s either Jeffrey Wright from “Euphoria” or Jeffrey Wright from “Westworld.”
The production, co-produced by Tesfaye, Levinson and Amy Seimetz, has been the subject of some controversy related to its alleged graphic and sexual content, as well as accusations about the toxic environment on set.
According to US news outlets, its development also took a difficult road with significant creative revisions and expensive re-recordings.
‘The Idol’ will premiere on the HBO Max platform on June 5.