BLACKPINK‘s Jennie opened up in a new profile on Tuesday (May 23) about making her acting debut on the forthcoming HBO series The Idol.
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“It’s overwhelming, but I’m thankful and grateful. All those things at the same time,” the K-pop idol told WWD about her latest cover song. “Especially since this is the first step in my acting career, I felt honored to be involved.”
Speaking to the publication while attending her first Cannes Film Festival, Jennie said she had ‘admired’ Idol creator Sam Levinson for a ‘very long time’. The BLACKPINK singer added that the creator of Euphoria took the matter seriously.
“I think Sam will work with all the scenes we work on together because it’s about the industry. The fact that it’s about the music industry intrigued me and I thought I could bring something to the role,” he said “It was an opportunity to just be myself and be brave. I didn’t really train or prepare for it. Sam wanted me to be myself.”
Jennie added that being on camera in a music industry drama was a completely different experience than starring in BLACKPINK’s magnetic music videos for hits like “Ddu-Du, Ddu-Du”, “Pink Venom” and more. “It was definitely a challenge because I had never experienced anything like this before,” he said. “It was like breaking a wall for me.”
Along with Jennie, The Idol also stars Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd, Troye Sivan, Rachel Sennott, Dan Levy and many more. After a star-studded premiere in Cannes, the show arrives on MAX (formerly HBOMax) from June 4. Check out Jennie’s cover story below.