Johnny Depp was not the only member of his family to receive a standing ovation in the past few weeks. His eldest child and only daughter Lily-Rose Depp received an overwhelming amount of support via applause following the screening of her new HBO series The Idol where she stars alongside musical-superstar The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye).
Lily Rose-Depp spoke with ET where she revealed that she was proud of her father’s return to the silver screen with his French biographical film Jeanne du Barry which opened the Cannes Film Festival.
“I’m super happy for him. I’m super excited,” Lily-Rose gushed. “And it’s so awesome that we get to do projects that we’re super proud of.”
Depp, 23, changed focus to her project, speaking about the thrill and excitement that came with having the first few episodes of her new show being viewed by audiences other than the small circle of her, Tesfaye and director Sam Levison.
“Especially to get to celebrate together, and we’re just so happy for the response from the room. It felt really nice to watch the reaction and everything, and finally get to share something with the world that we’re all so proud of,” Depp said.
The Idol has come under public scrutiny despite the fact it’s not been released yet, mainly due to the graphic sex scenes, nudity and portrayal of the music industry. The Idol follows pop-star Jocelyn (Depp) after she recovers from a psychotic break and encounters Tedros (Tesfaye), a self-help guru who leads a cult that promises to lead Jocelyn’s career to new heights.
The show has also come under criticism because of its alleged toxic environment on set. Depp responded to these claims, saying that they were false and ‘mean.’
The Idol is set to premiere on June 4 via HBO.