Billie Eilish has made her acting debut in a role seemingly fit for the brooding songstress. In a sci-fi thriller series, out today (March 17) on Amazon Prime Video, Eilish stars as Eva in Swarm. The 21-year-old singer plays a hypnotist in the Donald Glover-created series.
Appearing in the fourth episode, Eva snaps her fingers and gets a young woman named Dre (Dominique Fishback) to change her name back from someone named Kayla. Once that’s accomplished, Billie’s character says to her, “Tell me something you regret.” As a tear rolls down Dre’s face, we then see a montage of Dre performing all sorts of dirty deeds — including wiping up a bloody crime scene. In the clip, Dre is usually in tears. Back in her office, Eva asks Dre, “Did you hurt someone?” When Dre responds with a yes, Billie’s character smiles and says, “Very good.”
The series follows Dre’s obsessions with one of the world’s biggest pop stars and forces her on a dark, twisted journey across the country. It seems obvious that the pop star at the center of the story, named Ni’Jah (Nirine S. Brown), has plenty in common with Beyoncé. Ni’Jah’s cult-like fanbase is called Swarm, very similar to Beyoncé’s BeyHive. The limited series will also feature Chloe Bailey, Damson Idris, Paris Jackson, Bryron Bowers, Kiersey Clemons, Rickey Thompson and Rory Culkin.