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Billie Eilish makes her acting debut in Swarm, the thriller series from Prime Video. In the show she plays a cult leader who hypnotizes her acolytes to unleash their darkest impulses and behaviors. “Honored to be part of this great thing with all these special people,” said the singer-songwriter, enthusiastic about the project in which she has taken part.
In these hours the pop star has shared his joy for the debut on the set. She posted some behind-the-scenes photos of her on social media, including an image of her covered in blood.
“Dominique Fishback you are my idol” said Eilish in reference to the protagonist, the actress who plays the character of Dre. “Seeing her do some things has been the greatest experience of my life. This girl is f*****incredible. I will always adore you,” she added.
Eilish: “Honored to be part of this great thing”
“I feel honored to be part of this great thing with all these special people,” said Billie Eilish. “Donald Glover, if it weren’t for you today I wouldn’t be this kind of artist. Ibra Ake and Janine Nabers split badly. Sometimes I find it hard to believe what happened to me. Watch Swarm!!!”.
Given her musical style that mixes dark pop and alternative rock with a touch of goth and experimental sounds, it should come as no surprise that the singer of Happier Than Ever has landed a part in this enigmatic thriller series, in which there is the figure of a pop star admittedly inspired by Beyoncé.
In another post, the multiple Grammy Award winner shared two photos of her character, who goes by the name Eva. We see her wounded and bleeding.
A series that tells of an obsessive fan
Co-created by Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, Swarm is an eight-episode dark comedy series that follows an obsessive fan, Dre (Fishback), who is willing to go the darkest path for his fictional pop star beloved (imaginary not in the sense that it’s in his head but because it’s not a real star). The pop star of Swarm shares the same musical style with Beyoncé, a figure from which the creators of the series have said they were openly inspired. The series chronicles the obsession of a member of the fanbase “The Swarm” (which in English means “The Swarm” and which is based on the fanbase “Bey-hive” of Beyoncé). The show offers a different look at the concept of fandom and it also provides a more interesting insight into how bigotry can go beyond the law, common sense, and civilized living into something terrifying.
Eilish, a living legend
Billie Eilish rose to fame at a very young age and has won numerous accolades at various major music award ceremonies including a Grammy for her songs Bad Guy, Everything I Wanted And No Time To Dieas well as a Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his 2019 debut studio record, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
His appearance in Swarm has been met with positive feedback, especially since her take on the “villain” fits perfectly with the dark aesthetic the singer has chosen to embrace. “With her acting debut receiving nothing but praise from viewers, we can expect more from her (hopefully) in bigger projects in the future, perhaps in another horror-thriller project,” reads a recent article. published in the American magazine Colliders.
Returning to Swarm, the show doesn’t just boast a big name like Billie Eilish: it features a star-studded cast, including singer Chloe Bailey, Damson Idris and Rickey Thompson. It also features a variety of celebrity cameos, such as those of Paris Jackson and Rory Culkin, with the singer from Ocean Eyes appearing in the fourth episode.