The primary staff of the upcoming HBO present The Idol assembled at a press convention on Tuesday after its premiere on the Cannes Movie Pageant. Sequence creator Sam Levinson had gotten emotional after the displaying of the primary two episodes of the collection. The Cannes crowd gave it a five-minute standing ovation. Actors Lily-Rose Depp, Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and Sam had been a part of the press convention the place each Sam and Lily shared their reactions to the Rolling Stone exposé article revealed earlier this 12 months. (Additionally learn: The Idol first reactions are in: HBO present divides Cannes with ‘an excessive amount of nudity’)
The Idol will premiere subsequent month on June 4, 2023. Lily-Rose performs an up and coming pop singer named Jocelyn who meets a membership proprietor and cult chief Tedros (Abel). Their rocky relationship makes up the collection. The ensemble solid additionally stars Troye Sivan, Hank Azaria, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Blankpink’s Jennie Ruby Jane, and Mike Dean. Sam, who additionally created the Emmy-winning collection Euphoria, has co-created The Idol with Abel and Reza Fahim.
Throughout the press convention at Cannes, a French reporter questioned Sam in regards to the now-infamous Rolling Stone exposé that mentioned the present’s topic and set had been each problematic. A video of the alternate was shared by Selection. Sam replied, “We all know we’re making a present that’s provocative. It is not misplaced on us. When my spouse learn me the article, I checked out her and mentioned, ‘I feel we’re about to have the largest present of the summer time. When it comes to the specifics of what was in it, it simply felt utterly international to me.”
He additionally added, “There’s two jobs on this enterprise. There’s the work and there is the managing of the persona. And managing a persona shouldn’t be fascinating to me as a result of it takes away the time and vitality that I might spend on the work. They’re free to put in writing no matter they need. I feel my solely slight little grievance was that they deliberately omitted something that did not match their narrative.
The collection’ star Lily-Rose additionally shared that it was disheartening to see ‘imply, false issues’ in regards to the individuals you care about. The actor said that the Rolling Stone article didn’t replicate her expertise taking pictures the collection.