"The Idol" Praise: Sharon Stone Applauds The Weeknd & Lily-Rose Depp As HBO Series Slammed For Nudit
The Idol's big debut at Cannes Film Festival last week made one thing abundantly clear - not everyone is a fan of The Weeknd's first TV series. The Canadian multi-talent stars in the new HBO series alongside 23-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, who's pulled into the cult-like world of fame and fortune to fulfill her dreams of becoming a massive pop star. The previously released trailers have hinted that plenty of salacious content is in store, and the fact that Euphoria director Sam Levinson is also on board led viewers to go in with an "expect the unexpected" mindset.
Still, it seems many were left upset by the near-constant nude imagery of Depp, whose breasts and bottom are reportedly shown off in every episode. For the most part, the negative reactions have outweighed the positive ones. However, Hollywood icon Sharon Stone's Instagram Story lit up with praise for The Idol and its leads. "I just watched the first two episodes of @theidol. @lilyrose_depp and Abel (@theweeknd) [are] so sure-footed," she wrote a few days ago.
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Sharon Stone Shares Massive Praise for The Idol
"Sam Levinson addresses the root of crisis in entertainment," the 65-year-old further remarked. "Which comes first, the brilliance? Or the heartache?" Obviously, not everyone agrees with her take. However, seeing as Stone has appeared in projects like Catwoman, The Quick and the Dead, Casino, and the Basic Instinct franchise throughout her career, she certainly knows a thing or two about the industry and its shadow side.
Interestingly enough, it was actually Stone's Basic Instinct character who Depp drew on for inspiration, as the young starlet told Entertainment Tonight. Rather than directly taking influence from pop stars who already exist, she also looked at figures like Gene Tierney and Lauren Bacalls. HBO's The Idol is set to premiere next Sunday (June 4). Will you be tuning into The Weeknd's scandalous new series? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more pop culture/music news updates.
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