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    “She Got What She Needed Out Of Him”: Lily-Rose Depp Weighs On How Tedros Was The Victim All Along In ‘The Idol’

    The Idol is getting raked with controversy due to its problematic and noxious portrayal of its protagonist. The series was marred by controversy even before it was released or premiered at the esteemed Cannes Film Festival. It is a story about a failed pop star, Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, who is trying to resuscitate her career. She meets Tedros, played by The Weeknd, who tries to help her gain artistic potential through pain and sex.

    The fifth and final episode of ‘The Idol’ was released on Sunday, and the viewers were left aghast! All this while they were thinking that Tedros was evil, Jocelyn has been playing all along without anyone knowing about it. The finale has come as a shocker for the audience. Before the finale, both the protagonist, Lily-Rose Depp, and Sam Levinson talked about the shocking finale.

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    Lily-Rose Depp Says Her ‘The Idol’ Character Knew Exactly What She Was Doing

    Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn in the first episode of 'The Idol'
    Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn in the first episode of ‘The Idol’

    Sam Levinson‘s female protagonists have always received flak for their overtly sexualized demeanor, and Jocelyn was no different! Lily-Rose Depp has been defending her portrayal of the pop star and admitted that she felt therapeutic playing the character. The season finale changed the entire dynamic between Tedros and Jocelyn.

    Tedros comes to know that Jocelyn was all along dominating him and playing with him on the contrary. As per Deadline, Lily talked about the final episode. She said, “I think a lot of the audience will watch maybe the first few episodes and think that this guy is taking advantage of her. By the end, he realizes that she knows exactly what he’s doing, and she knows exactly what she’s doing.”

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    The Actress Calls Jocelyn A Calculative And Strategic Person

    Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in 'The Idol'
    Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in ‘The Idol’

    In the interview, she talked about the traits of Jocelyn that were well-kept secrets until the final episode. She says, “Jocelyn is a very calculated and strategic person. She knows exactly what she wants, and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Tedros was her muse, and she got what she needed out of him.”

    Sam Levinson, the creator of the show, also weighed in on how Jocelyn was all along looking for inspiration, and Tedros becomes that. He says, “Throughout the season, Jocelyn has been searching for inspiration. She’s looking to go to an uncomfortable place, and it’s just ultimately looking for that next song, that next album. Tedros becomes the conduit for that creative unlocking.” Sam confessed that Tedros had been the victim all this time.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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