The premiere of the first chapters of “The Idol”, the HBO series about fame starring Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Lily-Rose Depp with the signature of Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”), left the red carpet tonight more pop so far in the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
The arrival at the entrance to the Palace of Festivals of the great “Starboy” of the music sparked madness among the fans and onlookers who packed the Croisette despite the lateness of the premiere.
Dressed in a classic-cut tuxedo, The Weeknd -who recently announced his willingness to drop the alias with which he made it big in the music world to start using his real name- signed autographs and took photos with his fans before meet the rest of the team members on the mat.
His reception was only comparable to that of the South Korean star Jennie, a member of the k-pop group Blackpinkwhich has an authentic legion of followers.
Another of the great figures of the cast also comes from the world of music, the singer Troye Sivan, also present on this red carpet in which the soundtrack of The Weeknd’s greatest hits could not be missing.
Lily-Rose Depp had already been present in Cannes on the occasion of the reappearance of her father, the actor Johnny Depp, who starred as Louis XV in the film “Jeanne du Barry” (by the French Maïwenn), the opening film of this edition of the Festival.
For the red carpet, the also daughter of the French singer Vanessa Paradis chose a short, shiny black dress, adorned with a flower on the chest, while Levinson appeared in a white tuxedo.
“The Idol”, which is announced as the most sordid love story in Hollywooddeals with the complicated relationship between a self-help guru and modern cult leader, played by Tesfaye, and a rising pop idol (Lily-Rose Depp).
The production, co-created by Tesfaye, Levinson and Amy Seimetz, has been preceded by several controversies related to its alleged graphic and sexual content, as well as accusations of a toxic environment on set.
Its development also followed a rocky path, with major creative revisions and expensive re-recordings, according to the US press.