The Idol: Sam Levinson reveals the ‘iconic female characters’ who inspired Jocelyn

the idol Creator Sam Levinson has revealed some of the female characters that inspired the main character, Jocelyn.

Who inspired the character of Jocelyn in The Idol?

in one meeting In a feature on the latest episode of the HBO series, Levinson revealed that Lily-Rose Depp’s Jocelyn “took notes” on characters like Jane Greer on “Out of the Past” and Sharon Stone on “Basic Instinct.”

Levinson described the roster of characters as “those iconic female characters that have this attitude about them, bringing to light truths and a darkness in their lives.”

The Idol was co-created by Levinson, The Weeknd and Reza Fahim. This is The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp’s television acting debut and first scripted major drama series. They will be joined by Golden Globe nominee Troye Sivan, Hari Nef, Debby Ryan, Steve Zissis, Rachel Sennott and global K-pop superstar Jennie Ruby Jane from BlackPink. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga and more.

“After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s latest tour, she is determined to reclaim her rightful status as America’s biggest, sexiest pop star,” reads the official log line. “Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or to the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?”

“The Idol” was written and produced by Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim and Joe Epstein. Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White and Aaron Gilbert are executive producers. It is an A24 production.