Lily-Rose Depp has a lot to be proud of. ET’s Rachel Smith talked to Lily-Rose Tuesday from the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. She said she couldn’t be happier for her father, Johnny Depp, after the opening of his new biographical drama, Jeanne du Barry, which got a seven-minute standing ovation.
The film kicked off the 76th annual event. It was also the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s first lead part since his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, which was widely covered by the media.
In the French movie, Johnny plays King Louis XV. In Jeanne du Barry, which is set in the 18th century, Jeanne Bécu (Mawenn), the daughter of a poor seamstress, rises through the ranks of the Court of Louis XV and becomes his last official lover.
“I’m thrilled for him. Lily-Rose gushed, “I’m so excited!” “It’s great that we get to work on projects we’re really proud of.”
After the first few episodes of her and The Weeknd’s (Abel Tesfaye) new Sam Levinson-directed HBO thriller The Idol were shown, Lily-Rose got a standing ovation of her own.
She said, “It was the first time I watched it with someone other than myself, Sam, Ashley, and Abel, which is how I watched the first couple of episodes.” “But that was crazy. It felt like a beautiful party and a culmination of everything we’ve been through together. It was a beautiful process in the show, and we made this little family together, and it just felt really, really nice.”
Lily-Rose went on, “Especially to be able to party together, and we’re so happy with how the room reacted. It felt great to see how everyone reacted and finally share something we were all so proud of with the world.
In the popular series, Depp plays Jocelyn, a pop star who had a mental break after her mother died. As she tries to start a new record and tour, she goes to a shady Hollywood club to blow off steam. There, she meets The Weeknd’s Tedros, a modern-day cult leader who tells Jocelyn that he has bigger plans for her future.
Even though the show hasn’t started airing yet, it’s already been criticized for its lack of clothing, frank sex scenes, and realistic portrayal of the music business. During a press conference at the festival on Tuesday, the 23-year-old actress replied to claims that the set was a toxic place. She also said that Rolling Stone’s report of trouble on set did not reflect her experience.
Lily-Rose said, “It’s always sad and disheartening to hear mean, untrue things about someone you care about but know is not like that.” “It had nothing to do with my life at all.” The Idol starts on HBO on June 4.