Lily-Rose Depp is embracing the bareness of her character in The Idol.
The 23-year-old actress, who stars alongside Abel Tesfaye (formerly The Weeknd) in the upcoming drama, reflected on the explicit portrayal of her character as an up-and-coming pop star.
“Jocelyn is a born and bred performer - and I think that extends to every aspect of her life, not just her professional life,” she said during an appearance at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Depp affirmed that her character is “trying to tell you something all the time…” or “express herself in some kind of way” through her outfits.
“I also think that the occasional bareness of the character physically mirrors the bareness that we get to see emotionally in her,” the actress continued. “I was given the privilege of being really involved in the creation of this character and the ins and outs of how she expresses herself.”
Despite receiving a five-minute standing ovation at the Grand Palais, the drama, branded a “sordid male fantasy” and “torture porn and a rape fantasy” by several different outlets since its debut at the festival, only garnered a poor rating of only 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by Sam Levinson, it is set to premiere on HBO on June 5.