Johnny Depp is proud of daughter Lily-Rose for The Idol role despite controversial reviews

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Published Jun 8, 2023 at 01:40 PM

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In the glittering realm of Hollywood, Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of the infamous actor Johnny Depp and the French singer Vanessa Paradis, has embarked on her own journey in the movie industry. And while critics may have had their doubts, especially following the release of The Idol’s first episode, one person remains steadfastly proud: her father.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a source close to the star alleged that the Pirates of the Caribbean star “loves that Lily is forging her own path, embracing roles that intrigue and challenge her.” The mysterious source went on to add: “It’s clear she’s not resting on her father’s laurels—she’s a star in her own right.”

The 24-year-old’s passion for acting seems to have started quite a few years ago. In fact, it’s not the first time we see the young actress taking on a new role. Depp began acting in 2014 when she landed a small role in the horror film Tusk, which, ironically, was brutally citicised by a variety of film critics. Since then, we’ve seen her in other movies such as The King—which introduced Depp to her then-boyfriend, Timothée Chalamet—and Voyagers.

But unfortunately for Depp, everyone’s attention seems to be on her latest (and most controversial) role in The Idol, aka Sam Levinson’s latest project. In it, Depp stars as fragile popstar Jocelyn, who, as we found out in the series’ very first episode, suffered a nervous breakdown while on tour before meeting the dodgy Tedros, who is portrayed by the equally dodgy musician, The Weeknd.

What follows has been described as “torture porn” in some scratching reviews, with Depp baring it all in some raunchy scenes, including a very explicit masturbation scene.

With an illustrious lineage, some might assume that the young celebrity’s ascent in the industry was paved with rose petals, yet many critics have been quick to applaud Depp’s performance despite the series being torn down to shreds.

As Depp continues her journey in the spotlight, the outcome of her battle against critics’ cynicism with The Idol remains uncertain. Yet, with the steadfast support of her father and her fearless determination, she may very well grace the silver screen once more, potentially emerging as the captivating femme fatale of our generation. Only time will tell.

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