Lily-Rose Depp starred as Jocelyn in HBO series “The Idol”. The movie was known for its graphic sex scenes and the fact that viewers feel it glorifies rape.
In her Vogue Australia cover story, Depp is dismissing criticism of her and The Weeknd’s graphic sex scenes in “The Idol.”
In the Vogue Australia cover story, published on Tuesday, Lily-Rose Depp said she was “never interested in making something puritanical” by playing Jocelyn in the HBO show.
“We know that we’re making something provocative and we are not shying away from that,” she explained. “That’s something I knew I was setting out to do from the beginning.
“It’s OK if this show isn’t for everyone and that’s fine,” The 24-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp said. Then continued saying “The best art” polarizing.”
As for “the nudity and the risqué nature of the role,” Lily-Rose Depp asserts that that aspect was “really intentional.”
She noted, “That was really important to me and something that I was excited about doing. I’m not scared of it. I think we live in a highly sexualized world.
I think that’s an interesting thing to explore.” Lily-Rose Depp went on to praise director Sam Levinson for creating a “safe-feeling space” on set.
“I’ll never say goodbye to Jocelyn,” she added. “It was such a beautiful time in my life, honestly. I’ll never forget it and it will live in my heart forever. I love this character so much.”
Another actor in the series, Abel Tesfaye, who starred as the male lead character Tedros also defended the show. Essentially his character, Tedros, preys on aspiring pop idol Jocelyn played by Depp.
Tesfaye said his character is a shady club mogul in the series. He stated that his character behaved like “a douchebag,”. Also, he recently told GQ his character is “despicable … on purpose.”
Tuesday told Variety that the “backlash was “very much expected” and “exactly what [creators] wanted to do.”
The director of the show Levinson defended the show which premiered earlier this month. Rolling Stone had reported that the movie starred by Depp and Tesfaye glorifies rape.
Levinson said that the “Rolling Stones” report that it was “glorifying rape.” is false.
“We know we are making a provocative show. It’s not lost on us,” the Emmy winner, 38, said in a May interview at the Cannes Film Festival. “I know who I am.”