SNL’s Chloe Fineman Takes a Humorous Dig at Lily-Rose Depp’s Role in New Show, ‘The Idol’ | “Does My Song Suck?”
HBO's controversial new series, The Idol from the creator of Euphoria made its debut on June 4, 2023 and the internet has been buzzing with memes and mockery ever since. But before the release of the sizzling new show’s second episode, SNL regular, Chloe Fineman has taken a humorous dig at The Idol’s star, Lily-Rose Depp’s debatable performance. 24-year-old Depp is playing a character called Jocelyn, a pop star whose career is at risk after an incident that cancels her last tour and she meets a modern-day cult leader named Tedros and gets into a complicated relationship with him.
The show debuted with a mere 913K viewership but the netizens and comedians got the perfect opportunity to roast various aspects of the drama. 34-year-old Fineman is mostly known for her spot-on celebrity impression of actors such as Meryl Streep, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and many more. The Saturday Night Live star took to Instagram on Thursday, June 8, 2023 and shared a hilarious video impersonating Depp’s character from the show. In the video, Fineman is seen wearing a red robe in one frame and a black bra backward while smoking at least four cigarettes at once and asks the viewers at the beginning of the video: “Does my song suck?”
Other than imitating Depp's barely-there bikini top, Fineman captioned the video singing praises for the young actress which proved that she did not perform the parody with any malicious intent. What is even better is that Depp herself showed up to comment on her post and wrote: “I’m lol-ing and your makeup looks bomb.” Fineman wrote in response: “Obsessed with you.” Further in the video, Fineman continues acting like Jocelyn. “Music should sound like a s**t or a w***e. Anyway, I met this guy last night, his name is Tedros. He was like dressed in a bat cape but I think he's gonna like change my career,” she says while referring to The Weeknd's character in the show.
She even pokes fun at the final scene of the first episode where Tedros puts a red sash over Jocelyn’s face and tells her to "sing like you can f**k." Netizens have been guffawing for sure after the parodied Jocelyn proceeded to sing Cher’s Believe and then claimed that "music should be like poly or bi. Music shouldn't have a gender, it just f***s, you know."
Toward the end of the video, Fineman puts on her sunglasses and concludes by revealing that she was in a mental institution. According to Daily Mail, The Idol has been facing a 17% drop in its viewership compared to creator Sam Levinson’s critically acclaimed show Euphoria. Rolling Stone also published in March 2023, sharing a bunch of investigative reports on how The Idol’s set was toxic and allegations were made about how the production went disgustingly off the rails. Well, all we can do an wait for the second episode to drop so the drama can continue.
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