Lily-Rose Depp dispelled claims that the tumultuous life of pop sensation Britney Spears served as inspiration for her character in the upcoming thriller series The Idol.
The actor-model talked to Extra about how some have compared her character in the explicit drama to the singer of Oops!...I Did It Again.
“No, it's not based on anyone in particular… We’re definitely not trying to tell anyone else's story, but definitely create one of our own,” Johnny Depp’s daughter said.
“This is a fictional character and fictional story,” the Yoga Hosers star added, before dishing on the real inspirations behind the role.”
Lily-Rose said, “There were a lot of different people that I was inspired by for this role. Some that were pop stars, some that were not."
“I wanted Jocelyn to feel simultaneously like a modern-day pop queen of today but also like somebody that kind of existed in her own world and in her own kind of time so I drew a lot of inspiration from actresses like… Gene Tierney and Sharon Stone and women like that that I find really inspiring,” she added.
She continued by slamming those who had criticised the drama for being "too graphic," pointing out that such moments had enhanced the "rawness" of her character.
“I think the daringness of all of the scenes was something that added to the character's rawness,” Lily-Rose said. “Also to my desire to go there and explore the character to the best I could.”
Spilling on what her upcoming shows reflects about the industry, she noted, “The way that we idolize people in the public eye today. And the way that we almost convince ourselves that we know them…”
“We build them up to these god-like statuses and then we kind of relish in taking them down. I think there is a big conversation around that in the show.”