Famous musicians who got into acting

The Weeknd set to make TV debut in upcoming HBO cult drama series

Stars Insider

30/06/21 | StarsInsider

TV Musicians

Celebrities are often known for doing one thing, whether it's singing, acting, or making some seriously scandalous decisions, but many are secretly capable of much more. 

The Weeknd has already dominated the music scene as a world-renowned pop artist, but now he's taking his talents to the small screen. The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is teaming up with 'Euphoria' creator Sam Levinson to co-write, executive produce, and star in an upcoming HBO series called 'The Idol.' According to Variety, the show "follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult." 

This isn't Tesfaye's first TV gig, however, as he wrote and starred in an episode of the popular animated series 'American Dad' in 2020. He also played himself on the big screen in the critically acclaimed film 'Uncut Gems' (2019). 

Of course, not all musicians who venture on-screen achieve fame, and some indeed find shame, but it takes courage to try something new under the careful eye of critics who are poised to tell them not to quit their day job. Click through to see the artists who took their talents to the big screen. 

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