AceShowbiz - Lily-Rose Depp thought she was not "musical" enough to land the role of pop star Jocelyn in "The Idol". The 23-year-old model-and-actress - who is the daughter of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and former child star Vanessa Paradis - was keen to tap a particular "LA feeling" for the role of the singer, who has a complex relationship with her self-help guru and cult leader, Tedros, who is played by music megastar The Weeknd.
"I never thought I would get the part. I knew there would be many lovely ladies who are more musical than me, but I thought, I'll give it a go. I wanted to wear pop-star colours, and I wanted to channel a certain LA feeling. I grew up in LA, and I'm an LA girl, and so is Jocelyn. I wanted to capture the style mix of mischief and shine," she told W Magazine.
Britney Spears was one of the biggest influences on Jocelyn. Lily-Rose said, "Of course I'm a Britney [Spears] fan! Who doesn't love Britney? But I was also thinking about Beyonce, Mariah [Carey], and every huge pop star of our time. I wanted Jocelyn to be the kind of woman who can dominate a room, someone who doesn't ever shy away from their sparkle."
The "Dancer" star loved every minute of performing on stage in the HBO drama, which The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - co-created with "Euphoria" writer Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim. She said, "It was quite addicting. I didn't want to leave."