HBO’s controversial drama sequence The Idol made its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival on Monday evening (Might 22), the place it acquired a standard-measure five-minute standing ovation, based on The Hollywood Reporter.
Moreover, the publication reported that co-creator and director Sam Levinson turned teary eyed as he expressed that he’s “happy with this present, happy with how we made this present.”
He additionally praised the forged members of The Idol forged, including, “I really feel like I gained a household. I do know that’s slightly culty, however that’s the way it feels.”
The Weeknd, who initially pitched the idea of The Idol to HBO, makes his appearing debut within the seedy musical drama, starring alongside Lily-Rose Depp, who performs a pop star in disaster and getting ready to a nervous breakdown. The “Blinding Lights” singer performs Tedros, the chief of a cult who seduces Depp’s Jocelyn.
Suzanna Son, Rachel Sennott, Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Hank Azaria, BLACKPINK’s Jennie and extra are all additionally set to look within the pop star-themed sequence. Together with Levinson and The Weeknd, Reza Fahim can also be a co-creator of the upcoming present.
The Weeknd just lately defended The Idol with after Rolling Stone reported that manufacturing had been marred with controversy. “I assumed the article was ridiculous. I needed to provide a ridiculous response to it,” he informed Vanity Fair, pointing to his tweet responding to the story with a clip from The Idol during which his character says, “Rolling Stone? Aren’t they slightly…irrelevant?”
The Idol hits HBO and MAX on June 4.