Billie Eilish makes her screen debut in Amazon Prime's 'Swarm'
Blonde hair, ominous gaze, devilish voice and smile: singer Billie Eilish becomes Eva, one of the characters that revolve around anti-heroine Dre in the horror series Swarm filed today on Amazon Prime.
Billie Eilish takes her first steps in as an actress in the horror series signed Donald Glover (also known as the musical artist Childish Gambino) and playwright Janine Nabors. In a short video clip shared on the singer's Instagram account, we see her character chatting with Dre (Dominique Fishback), the main character of this thriller.
The short scene shows Dre confessing to hurting someone and Eva responding “That's fine” with an ominous smile.
According to the many online comments and the short video, the Happier Than Ever singer seems to perform believable and natural. After appearing in several music documentaries and doing her own voice on an episode of Simpsons, this is the very first time we've seen Billie Eilish in a fictional series.
The idea of adding the singer to the cast of the series would come from casting director Carmen Cuba who was aware of Billie Eilish's desire to become an actress.
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Billie Eilish's Eva is one of many supporting characters who will cross paths with increasingly violent Dre. These will be played by Damson Idris, Byron Bowers, Kiersey Clemons, Paris Jackson, internet personality Rickey Thompson and Rory Culki.
The series follows a young woman named Dre whose obsession with one of the world's biggest pop stars, plus an unexpected trauma involving her sister, Marissa (Chloe Bailey), sends her on a dark journey across the country.
The creators described Dre as a kind anti-heroine, in the vein of Don Draper or Tony Soprano, but “through the lens of a modern day black woman”. Dre's love for a fictional pop star – similar to Beyoncé – drives her to commit dark, violent and murderous actions in an exploration of the toxic side of iconography.
- The Series< em>Swarm can be found on Amazon Prime