The Weeknd has announced that he is currently working on his final music album and plans to shift his focus toward other projects. Among these projects is his upcoming web series called ‘The Idol’.
Starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, the upcoming HBO drama series “The Idol” will be screened out-of-competition at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
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The Weeknd, who is also known as Abel Tesfaye and co-created the series with Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim, shared in an interview that he’s working on his final music album as The Weeknd and wants to focus on other projects.
“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 told to W Magazine.
The Weeknd has been busy with various projects. He released his last music album, Dawn FM, in January, and now he’s focusing on his acting career.
He made his acting debut in the Safdie brothers’ Uncut Gems (2019), playing himself.
In the upcoming HBO series The Idol, he stars as a cult leader named Tedros who owns a popular LA club and falls in love with a young pop singer named Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp. However, during filming, he lost his voice and had to cancel a Los Angeles concert.
The Weeknd is also set to appear in a new film directed by Trey Edward Shults and starring Jenna Ortega. In a recent interview, he announced that his next album will be his last as The Weeknd, as he plans to explore other projects.
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