BLACKPINK’s Jennie On Making Her Acting Debut on ‘The Idol’: ‘It Was Like Breaking a Wall’

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The K-pop idol said she's agelong admired Sam Levinson's activity down nan camera.

Jennie Kim

Jennie Kim attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" astatine The Metropolitan Museum of Art connected May 1, 2023 successful New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

BLACKPINK‘s Jennie opened up successful a caller floor plan connected Tuesday (May 23) astir making her acting debut connected nan forthcoming HBO bid The Idol.

“It’s overwhelming, but I’m grateful and thankful. All of those things astatine nan aforesaid time,” nan K-pop idol told WWD for their latest screen story. “Especially arsenic it’s nan first measurement successful my acting career, I was honored to beryllium capable to come.”

Speaking to nan outlet while attending her first Cannes Film Festival, Jennie said that she’s “been admiring” Idol co-creator Sam Levinson “for a very agelong time.” The BLACKPINK vocalist added that nan Euphoria creator took nan taxable matter seriously.

“I trusted Sam to beryllium collaborative pinch each nan scenes that we would beryllium moving connected together, because it was astir nan industry. The truth that it was astir nan euphony manufacture fascinated me, and I thought I could bring thing to nan role,” she said. “It was an opportunity to conscionable beryllium myself and beryllium brave. I didn’t really train for it, aliases prep anything. Sam wanted maine to conscionable beryllium myself.”

Jennie added that being successful beforehand of nan camera successful nan euphony manufacture play was a wholly different acquisition than starring successful BLACKPINK’s magnetic euphony videos for hits for illustration “Ddu-Du, Ddu-Du,” “Pink Venom” and more. “It decidedly was a challenge, because I’ve ne'er knowledgeable thing for illustration that before,” she said. “It was like, breaking a wall for me.”

Along pinch Jennie, The Idol besides stars Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd, Troye Sivan, Rachel Sennott, Dan Levy and more. Following its star-studded premiere astatine Cannes, nan show will deed MAX (formerly HBOMax) starting June 4.

See much from Jennie’s WWD screen communicative below.

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