Troye Sivan is amongst the cast of the eagerly anticipated The Idol. The new HBO show, due to debut on June 4, stars Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.It made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last week.
The two episodes aired were amongst the festival’s most-talked-about screenings, earning a whole heap of very divided reviews.Some critics have blasted the tale, about the rocky life of a pop starlet named Jocelyn (Depp) as toxic, sleazy and pornographic.
It comes from some of the same creators as Euphoria, and we have a feeling the press around its adult content may not do it any harm.Sivan plays the role of Jocelyn’s creative director.
He’s concerned with how his client is potentially being exploited and sexualized. It’s a role he must probably have some insight about, given his own experience in the pop industry.Sivan was born in 1995 in South Africa but raised in Perth, Western Australia.