It looks like “Toxic” singer Britney Spears might be making a return to acting. No, she’s not making Crossroads 2, but it looks like it’s going to be even more iconic. According to fan speculation, she may have teamed up with Canada’s own The Weeknd and Euphoria director/creator Sam Levinson to make an unknown sort of appearance (cameo? Recurring character? Starring role?) in The Weeknd’s upcoming HBO series The Idol.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Brit shared a cute video of her, Levinson, and the “Save Your Tears” crooner smiling and flashing peace signs to the camera.
“Here’s me today meeting the director of @euphoria today and @theweeknd,” the “Baby One More Time” singer captioned the post. Reportedly, her fiance Sam Asghari commented on it with “New character in euphoria?”
But just because she takes a meeting doesn’t mean she’s turning to acting, right? Well, the “Stronger” pop star has hinted at this collab before. Back in November, right when her conservatorship was terminated, Brit posted to her IG an announcement that she just “shot a movie titled The Idol” which led many to believe she was talking about The Weeknd’s (real name Abel Tesfaye) HBO series that is produced by Levinson.
NME reported at the time that many were flooding the comments on that post by asking if she actually meant The Weeknd’s HBO series, but there was no reply on her end. So this new video adds more fuel to the theory that her and Abel are about to play opposite each other.
Back in November, we got all the details on The Idol -- a six-episode limited series that has already confirmed several high profile names including Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Anne Heche, and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, and the plot will focus on a rising pop star (maybe it' Abel, but hey, maybe it’s Brit!) who develops a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader.
However, in April, Variety reported that the original director of the show, Amy Seimetz, was ousted and that HBO ordered significant reshoots of the show to take it in a new creative direction.
There has been no official confirmation that the “Work B*tch” singer is officially starring in the show alongside The Weeknd, but in March, she did post this ode to creator Sam Levinson and his show Euphoria to her official IG.
Posting for Mental Health Awaresness Week, Brit captioned the post (featuring a grisly scene starring Zendaya and Hunter Schafer) with the praise that Euphoria made “all my anxiety go away … the show was like meditation !!!! It put a HUGE grin on my face …”