Troye Sivan is staying booked and busy this year, but not just in the studio or on stage. Nope, the out, 26-year-old pop singer is going through a veritable acting renaissance and is slowly but surely becoming a bonafide screen star.
While he may be gearing up for the release of his queer coming-of-age film Three Months, where he plays a South Florida teen named Caleb who is anxiously awaiting the results of an important HIV test, the "Easy" singer is also already in the midst of filming his next project, HBO's upcoming music industry drama series The Idol.
Co-created by Sam Levinson (who we know for helming HBO's wildly popular, chaotic, and queer AF teen drama series Euphoria), fellow pop star The Weeknd, and Reza Fahim, and co-starring Lily-Rose Depp, The Idol tells the story of "a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol," according to Deadline.
Though Sivan's involvement in the show was announced last fall, he recently revealed that he's already in the midst of filming and that this new stage in his career as an actor is exciting for him to get into.
"I'm still filming it, I was on set yesterday. I'm just having the best time," Sivan told W in a recent interview when asked about his experience so far shooting The Idol. "I think because [filming] has been such a long time and it's been so consistent I feel like, 'Oh, I could really, really do this.' Not even from an ability point of view, just from an enjoyment point of view. I'm having such a good time and the quality of every single aspect of a production like this is so inspiring to watch. It's just a crazy experience, it's been so fun."
Speaking on the hopes he has for the future of his acting career, he continued:
"It's so new because even though I've done it a bunch of times, it's been so sporadic. I've really only recently started letting myself think about [acting]. A lot of it came from a place of insecurity of me being like, I don't know what I'm doing, I'm not a real actor, and now I'm starting to feel like, 'No, you know, I'm getting some experience under my belt, I'm clocking up a lot of hours on set. I'm paying my dues a little bit and allowing myself to daydream about it and think about it.' It feels like the possibilities are endless. I would love to play someone evil and the only way to do that realistically is to try and find the humanity in them, which would be a difficult task but something that I see as an exciting challenge. I would love, as I say, to do something with a big ensemble cast and watch people do what they do best and bounce off each other."
Longtime fans of Sivan know that this isn't his first rodeo when it comes to being in front of the camera. Besides Three Months, Sivan also had a supporting role in Joel Edgerton's 2018 conversion therapy drama film Boy Erased (which starred Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman) and played the titular role in the South African Spud film franchise. His first acting credit, though, was in the 2009 superhero flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he played the younger version of Hugh Jackman's Logan character.
The Idol is currently in production, so there's no word yet on when we can expect to see that on our small screens, but in the meantime, you can watch more of Troye's acting chops in Three Months, which premieres on Paramount+ this Wednesday!
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