Lily-Rose Depp celebrated the tip of “The Idol” after the controversial HBO sequence wrapped early amid ongoing manufacturing drama.
“That’s a wrap on season 1 of @theidol,” Depp, 24, captioned a sequence of latest, racy behind-the-scenes images shared to her Instagram Tuesday.
“Thanks all for watching, listening, laughing & crying with us.”
The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis additionally shared how grateful she was in direction of everybody who was concerned in making the controversial mission.
“Thanks to everyone-cast, crew, and everybody in between-who poured their hearts into making this present,” she mentioned, additionally thanking co-creators Sam Levinson and The Weeknd for “the wildest, most lovely journey of my life.”
“& My idol household… I like you guys until the tip of time,” she added. “❤️Idol perpetually❤️”
Lily-Rose additionally signed her candy message with the identify of her character on the present, “xoxo Jocelyn.”
Within the new images from “The Idol” set, Lily-Rose is seen posing in an array of skimpy outfits with co-stars together with The Weeknd, Troye Sivan, Rachel Sennott and Blackpink singer Jennie Kim.
A number of folks ripped Lily-Rose for celebrating the present regardless of the extreme backlash it’s been dealing with because the premiere in Might.
“sorry lily however this present was not it,” one particular person wrote within the feedback part.
“Hopefully only one season. You and Jennie deserve a greater mission. And effectively, perhaps The Weeknd ought to follow music,” a second particular person wrote.
“That is so unhealthy, I hope they cancel,” a 3rd added.
“you deserved so significantly better. this present was extremely abusive and actually i don’t know the way you’re defending it,” a netizen added.
However different followers defended the actress, saying that she did an incredible job on the present regardless of the critics’ destructive critiques.
“I perceive the critics, however actually Lily’s performing was on level, she was soo good,” a supporter mentioned.
“The Idol actually is [a] large step in you profession. you’re lastly displaying folks u’re not simply fairly nepo child face. you’re superb artist. performing expertise, singing & dancing on subsequent degree🔥,” a second particular person agreed.
“Anybody saying the present was exploitive or degrading lacks critical vital pondering expertise. You portrayed an trustworthy depiction of the leisure business,” one other claimed.
“The Idol” confronted an onslaught of destructive criticism after debuting on the 2023 Cannes Movie Pageant.
Lily-Rose was instantly condemned for excessively flashing her breasts and backside all through the sequence. In the meantime, the New York Occasions referred to as the present a “Pornhub-Homepage odyssey” and lots of viewers claimed “The Idol” was “very exploitative” of Lily-Rose.
The HBO sequence had already confronted scrutiny a month prior when sources near manufacturing advised Rolling Stone that the sequence was full of “torture porn” and “rape fantasy.” Moreover, there have been claims the set was chaotic and poisonous throughout filming.
Lily-Rose denied the accusations, telling The Submit in a press release in March that Levinson was “the perfect director I’ve ever labored with” for “so many causes.”
“By no means have I felt extra supported or revered in a artistic house, my enter and opinions extra valued. Working with Sam is a real collaboration in each means — it issues to him, greater than something, not solely what his actors take into consideration the work, however how we really feel performing it,” she mentioned.
“He hires folks whose work he esteems and has at all times created an atmosphere through which I felt seen, heard and appreciated.”
The “Starboy” singer, 33, additionally clapped again on the claims by posting a scene from “The Idol” to Instagram through which his character Tedros and Jocelyn agree that her posing on the Rolling Stone cowl could be a foul concept as a result of the publication is “irrelevant” and “previous its prime.”
Within the caption, he added, “@rollingstone did we upset you ?”
Raunchy intercourse scenes and inappropriate dialogue, like a “disgusting” Jeffrey Epstein joke included in Episode 3, continued to anger viewers. And a witness completely advised Web page Six that Levinson ordered The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp to movie a “disturbing” rape scene that was ultimately lower from the ultimate edit.
But, The Weeknd and Lily-Rose have continued to defend the mission and Levinson.
“We all know that we’re making one thing provocative and we aren’t shying away from that,” Lily-Rose mentioned in a June interview with Vogue Australia. “That’s one thing I knew I used to be getting down to do from the start.
She added, “It’s OK if this present isn’t for everybody and that’s tremendous.”
The Weeknd agreed, saying that the backlash the present acquired was “very a lot anticipated.”
The present got here to an early finish when it wrapped after its fifth episode aired on Sunday night time, one episode in need of what had initially been reported to be a 6-episode first season.
“Critically, all that drama and controversy for simply 5 episodes??? ! I really feel like I wasted my time watching The Idol, one “Very, very Dissatisfied” viewer tweeted.
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“im beginning to assume both the idol critics have been saying stuff simply to say it to magnify or they have been genuinely proper and sam lower out sure scenes,” one other added.
It’s unclear if there will likely be a second season however Lily-Rose’s co-star Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, who performs Jocelyn’s supervisor Future, advised Selection the present “was by no means meant to be a restricted sequence.”
“I believe that everybody’s intention is to have a second season,” she mentioned, including, “nothing is official, however HBO is kind of pleased.”
Season 1 of “The Idol” is at present streaming on Max.