Blackpink’s Jennie Kim is making her acting debut in the highly-anticipated series, The Idol, and recently opened up about what drew her to the role and her experience working on the show. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Kim expressed her admiration for the series’ creator, Sam Levinson, and said that she was fascinated by the fact that the show was about the music industry. As someone who grew up in the industry and underwent extensive training to become a Korean idol, Kim felt that she could bring something unique to the role of Dyanne and that she could contribute to the authenticity of the show’s portrayal of the industry.
Kim also spoke about her experience working on the show alongside established actress Lily-Rose Depp, whom she described as extremely helpful on set. Despite the challenges of working with someone as experienced as Depp, Kim said that the experience was “like breaking a wall for me” and that she was grateful to have her on set.
The Idol follows an aspiring pop idol, played by Depp, who is struggling with the death of her mother and ends up being seduced by a cult leader, played by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye. The show has faced multiple controversies leading up to its release on June 4, including on-screen depictions of sex and debauchery, as well as allegations of a chaotic behind-the-scenes environment. Despite the controversies, Kim expressed her excitement at the opportunity to work on the show and attend its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
For Kim, her role in The Idol represents an opportunity to be herself and to be brave, without any of the preparation or training that would typically go into a major acting debut. She trusted Levinson to be collaborative in working on the scenes that they would be working on together, and she saw the role of Dyanne as a chance to bring something unique and authentic to the show’s portrayal of the music industry.
Kim’s experience working on The Idol represents not only a major career milestone but also a chance to explore new creative avenues. As someone who has long been a part of the music industry, she has a unique perspective on the challenges that aspiring musicians face, and she was able to bring that perspective to her work on the show. Despite the controversies that have surrounded the show leading up to its release, Kim remains positive about the experience, saying that she is “honored to be able to come” to the show’s premiere and that she is grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such a talented cast and crew.
Overall, Kim’s debut in The Idol represents an exciting new chapter in her career, and one that is likely to open up new opportunities for her in the world of acting. Her experience working on the show, alongside established talent like Depp and Tesfaye, has undoubtedly helped her to grow and develop as an artist, and she will undoubtedly continue to take on new challenges and creative projects in the years to come. For fans of Blackpink and music lovers everywhere, The Idol promises to be a thrilling and groundbreaking new series, and one that will be well worth watching.