The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp starring series The Idol has already been surrounded by controversies before its release, ranging from questionable creative choices to disturbing sexual content.
In this controversial new series, Lily-Rose plays the role of a troubled young sensation and her complex relationship with a modern-day cult leader named Tedros.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lily-Rose Depp explained that sometimes she would try and avoid Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye on set when he was completely immersed into his character of the cult leader.
However, Lily-Rose Depp stresses that nobody in the cast ‘went full method’ and lost their mind, but some of the co-stars didn’t go at least half.
The Weeknd said, “I had to take off the Weeknd outfit, put on Tedros’s wig, shoot with Jocelyn, then go back to being the Weeknd. It was tough to go from one head to another.
The Idol starring Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye is all set to debut on HBO from June 4, 2023. Though the new HBO series earned a five minute standing ovation at Cannes 2023, it has also ignited controversy for the sexual scenes and graphic nudity.