Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd’s are in love in the latest trailer for ‘The Idol’
The latest trailer for the provocative show hints at the sordid love affair between the two leads.
A new trailer for the upcoming ‘The Idol’ series starring Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp has dropped, showcasing the love affair between their characters as everyone around them questions what’s really going on.
Tedros, played by Tesfaye, is a charismatic cult leader and club owner who falls in love with Jocelyn played by Depp, a pop star who’s clawing her way back into Hollywood’s good graces after a nervous breakdown.
But as seen in the trailer, the people around them grow more concerned the closer they get.
Watch the trailer
“You’re the American dream,” Tedros says to Jocelyn in a motivating speech. “Rags to riches, trailers to mansions. You are f—--- Jocelyn. Just be you.”
Jocelyn is eager to become the “greatest and sexiest pop star” in America after she suffered a nervous breakdown during her last tour.
Tedros swoops in as a guide, telling her that she’s “too distracted” and needs to “block out the noise.” In the following scene, she’s blindfolded as she sings in a studio.
The rest of the trailer showcases the Hollywood party lifestyle, with Jocelyn practicing her dance moves in sultry outfits and the couple hosting extravagant parties.
But it isn’t all fun. People close to Jocelyn begin to fear for her safety, particularly just how much Tedros has influenced her.
“I think I just fell in love with you,” Jocelyn tells Tedros.
“He’s brainwashed her,” a concerned woman is heard saying.
“You’re not a human being. You’re a star,” Tedros tells Jocelyn.
The trailer also gives a brief glimpse of BLACKPINK’s Jennie in her debut acting role in the series.
The controversy surrounding ‘The Idol’
Back in March, a damning article published by Rolling Stone cited a number of ‘The Idol’ crew makers who claimed the series was glorifying violence against Depp’s character after ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson joined the project, replacing Amy Seimetz.
“It’s almost such an extreme that it’s like, there is no message,” a crew member told the magazine.
But Tesfaye fired back against the criticisms with the subtext “these are rapists trying to make a rape fantasy,”
“There were things in that description that have nothing to do with my persona at all,” he told Vanity Fair. “I don’t do anything. I’m at home with my dog and my close friends and my family. I get myself out of trouble as much as I can. I try not to stay at the party too long, I’m not that guy.”