Lily Rose Depp says she was cool to be naked for her role in “The idol.”
The actress revealed in a recent interview that she doesn’t think “there is anything wrong with enjoying this kind of work”, describing it as “therapeutic” for her.
She had previously defended her character’s “nakedness” after the show was criticized for its nearly nude scenes.
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“I like doing this kind of work”
Depp revealed that she had no qualms about going nude in several scenes for her role in the controversial series “The Idol.” The actress, who made the revelation during an interview with The sun, went on to say that she loved doing it.
” It’s all me. I love doing this kind of work. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying that kind of work,” Depp said of her role as Jocelyn.
She added, “Every outfit, every interaction, every element of nudity, all of those things are very intentional and were really important to me.”
The 24-year-old also mentioned that her “love” for such work might make people think she was “a little twisted”. However, the actress later said she felt “really good after doing scenes like that”, describing them as “therapeutic” for her.
Lily-Rose Depp previously defended her character’s ‘nakedness’ on ‘The Idol’
It’s not the first time in recent weeks that Depp has come to the defense of his character on “The Idol.”
Shortly after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, it received a barrage of criticism from news outlets, with one even calling the show “the homepage odyssey of Pornhub”.
At the time, Depp, in her response, said her character’s “nakedness” was necessary to portray her as “a born and bred entertainer.”
She wanted viewers to look beyond the surface and see that Jocelyn’s band-aid was a way of ‘trying to tell you something all the time…or somehow expressing herself’ .
She added, by Daily Mail“I also think the character’s occasional nudity physically mirrors the nudity we see emotionally in her.”
Lily-Rose Depp co-star says ‘The Idol’ is almost ‘educational’
Much like Depp, The Weeknd star has also defended the show against critics, noting during an interview that “The Idol” is almost “educational.”
He said the show teaches the not-so-glamorous parts of being famous in today’s world.
“It’s almost educational that’s what comes with being incredibly famous,” the singer told Variety. “You’re surrounded by people whose true intentions you don’t know, even though they seem to be good. You never know.
The Weeknd also shared that none of the things viewers see on the show were wrong, including the nearly nude scenes that many have complained about.
“We’re playing with genres with this show, we’re doing exactly what we wanted to do,” he added. “And none of this is a surprise. I can’t wait for everyone to watch the rest of the show.
No decision yet to greenlight or cancel season 2 as season 1 ends abruptly
The continued backlash “The Idol” has received since its debut has led to speculation over whether the show will be renewed for a second season.
A source told Page 6, “It was never meant to be a long-running show; it was always…a limited run,” while another noted that the door is “still definitely open” for an upcoming season.
However, HBO, the streaming platform behind the show, noted that they have yet to make a decision on the show’s future.
“It is erroneously reported that a decision on a second season of The Idol has been determined,” the tweet read. “It’s not, and we can’t wait to share the next episode with you on Sunday night.”
Fans of the show were stunned last Sunday when a preview for the fifth episode featured it as the season finale of “The Idols.” This reveal meant that the old six-episode run had been scaled back and would end sooner than expected. It is still unclear what could have led to this change of plans.