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Billie Eilish Makes Acting Debut in Thriller Series ‘Swarm’

Fri 17 Mar 2023 | 04:36 PM
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Billie Eilish made a surprise acting debut in an episode of Donald Glover’s new thriller series, “Swarm.”

The show stars Dominique Fishback as Dre, a tormented young woman whose obsession with pop star Ni’Jah takes a violent turn.

Eilish teased her appearance in the seven-part series with a snippet on Instagram.

In the clip taken from episode four, Dre tells Eilish’s character that she sees “milk spilled on the carpet.”

Their exchange gets disturbing when Eilish asks “What color was the milk?” and Dre replies: “It was red.”

“Did you hurt someone?” Eilish whispers.

When Dre reveals that she did, a grinning Eilish replies: “Very good”.

“Swarm” co-creator Janine Nabers revealed that casting director Carmen Cuba handpicked Eilish for the role.

Nabers told Rolling Stone: “We were looking to cast the episode and she suggested Billie, and I said, ‘Does she act?’ And she said, ‘Yeah.’ And I said, ‘What has she been in?’ And she said, ‘Nothing.’ But what’s so incredible about this process is that you have a lot of people that work on the show that are multi-hyphenate and people who have so many different passions. We gravitate toward people who are juggling multiple hats.”