The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp raises a scandal with “Idol”
Cannes, May 23 (Eans) The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, four days after her father took a bow at the premiere, closed Croisette to show the price of fame — and salacious intrigue — at the Cannes premiere. Idol on Monday (local time), reports Variety.
Drawing direct parallels to star meltdowns like the one suffered by Britney Spears, the HBO Original Series, the first TV show to officially debut at Cannes, finally revealed itself in a gala event.
Revenge porn depictions of bodily fluids on Depp’s face, masturbation with ice cubes, nightclub-owning scam artists and villainous Hollywood sycophants grace the first two episodes of the already controversial series.
The brainchild of “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, the series puts poor Deb through her paces as a pop phenom emerging from a psychotic break after her mother’s death, “Variety” wrote.
A group of vampire wizards (exquisitely portrayed by Jane Addams, Hank Azaria, and Eli Roth) are desperate to get a new album and hit the ground running. While blowing up a seedy Hollywood dance spot, Tesfaye comes across as an owner and a shoulder to aspire to – who soon reveals much greater ambitions for her career and his ultimate plan. Tesfaye’s character, Tedros, is a modern-day cult leader.
The supporting cast includes Susana Son, Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, and Rachel Synnott, among others.
Variety adds that brief respites from Depp’s constant sexual and financial exploitation come in the form of her boyfriend/assistant (Sennott) and advisor played by Da’Vine Joy Randolph — but Depp’s character is a lost lamb, looking to be seen as both the artist and the woman. Tesfaye’s Tedros is delighted to step in.