Source: HT News Service
Published on: May 29, 2023


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Jennie, a member of Blackpink, shared that she did not undergo any specific training for her acting debut in The Idol, where she will appear alongside The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp. The HBO show made its premiere at Cannes.

Blackpink’s Jennie is all set to mark her acting debut with the upcoming HBO series The Idol. The Sam Levinson-led series was recently screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where Jennie was present along with the cast, including Lily-Rose Depp and Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye. When asked about her decision to choose the series as her acting debut, Jennie said that she had followed the director’s work for a long time and wanted to work with him.

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The Idol, created by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, bills itself as the “sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood”. Even before the series had premiered it was mired in controversy. A report was published a few months ago where a dozen anonymous members from the crew labelled the set of the show to be exceedingly toxic. At Cannes, the premiere garnered a 5-minute standing ovation amid shocking, divisive reactions on social media.

Jennie revealed that she didn’t undergo any training for her role

In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily right ahead of her Cannes red carpet debut, Jennie revealed that she did not have to undergo any preparation for the role as the director wanted her to be natural. “It was an opportunity to just be myself and be brave. I didn’t really train for it, or prep anything… Sam wanted me to just be myself. It definitely was a challenge, because I’ve never experienced anything like that before. It was like, breaking a wall for me.” She further added that actor Lily-Rose Depp was supportive and made her feel at ease during the shooting process.

 Jennie spoke highly of her director

Jennie also talked about her experience working on the show and what attracted her to the part in the first place. She said that since the series was about the music industry, she thought it would be a great opportunity for her. “I’ve been admiring Sam’s work for a very long time… I trusted Sam to be collaborative with all the scenes that we would be working on together, because it was about the industry. The fact that it was about the music industry fascinated me, and I thought I could bring something to the role,” she said.

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