Forward of The Idol launch, The Weeknd says he is engaged on his final album: ‘I’ve mentioned every thing I can say’

The Idol, the upcoming HBO drama sequence, starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp shall be screened out-of-competition on the Cannes Movie Competition later this month. The Weeknd, also referred to as Abel Tesfaye, can also be co-creator of the sequence with Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim. In an interview, the singer introduced that he is engaged on his final music album as The Weeknd. (Additionally learn: The Weeknd and Jenna Ortega to star in a mysterious movie challenge)

The Weeknd carried out with Metro Boomin on the Coachella Music and Arts Competition in April 2023. (Photograph by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

His earlier music album Daybreak FM was launched final January. Within the HBO sequence, he performs a cult chief named Tedros who owns a well-liked Los Angeles membership and begins relationship a younger pop singer named Jocelyn (Lily-Rose). Whereas filming the present, The Weeknd misplaced his voice and needed to cancel considered one of his Los Angeles live shows consequently. He made his appearing debut in Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems (2019) through which he performed himself. He’s additionally set to star in a brand new movie challenge with Jenna Ortega, which is directed by Trey Edward Shults.

Talking to W Journal, the singer-actor revealed he is perhaps ending one a part of his musical profession, “The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd. This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say.”

He added, “I’m going by way of a cathartic path proper now. It’s attending to a spot and a time the place I’m on the brink of shut the Weeknd chapter. I’ll nonetheless make music, possibly as Abel, possibly as The Weeknd. However I nonetheless wish to kill The Weeknd. And I’ll. Ultimately. I’m positively making an attempt to shed that pores and skin and be reborn.”

The Idol has gone by way of reshoots after director Amy Seimetz left the challenge in 2022 and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson took over her position. Rolling Stone journal additionally revealed a report in regards to the present’s issues on set involving last-minute script rewrites, a poor working surroundings and funds points. After the teaser was launched, a number of Twitter customers felt the character of Jocelyn was based mostly on singer Britney Spears.

Actors Dan Levy, Troye Sivan, Da’Vine Pleasure Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son and Hank Azaria are additionally a part of the forged of The Idol.

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