Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye opened up a little bit about his character on the HBO series the idolHe described Tedros as “a loser”.
What did The Weeknd say about his character in The Idol?
When talking to GQthe musician and actor elaborated on the character of Tedros Tedros – the music club owner he plays in The Idol.
“But the reality is there’s nothing really mysterious or mesmerizing about him,” Tesfaye said. “And we did that on purpose, with his looks, his outfits, his hair – the guy’s an idiot. You can tell he cares a lot about his looks and thinks he looks good. But then you see these weird moments where he’s alone – he’s rehearsing, he’s calculated. And he has to do that, otherwise he has nothing, he is pathetic.”
Tesfaye noted that Tedros Lily-Rose Depps considers Jocelyn “the greatest score he’s ever had” and that he’s “such a loser.”
“If you look at him, you can see that this is a score – Jocelyn could be the best score he’s ever had,” the actor said. “It’s very obvious. He indulges himself too much, he walks into this house and he looks around, “Damn, am I over his head?” “This may be the greatest job I’ve ever done.” Whatever it is, what he’s doing. Even the sex is so voracious (laughs). Especially in Episode 2. “Gluttony” is the only word I can think of (to describe it). He can’t believe he’s there. He looks like a loser. Those moments are the humanity you find in a psychopath, the crack in his armor.”
“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.
“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?”