HBO 'The Idol': Blackpink fans welcome actress Jennie as she gets offer in The Weeknd starrer
The HBO original series 'The Idol' stars The Weeknd, Troye Sivan and Lily-Rose Depp and is being helmed by 'Euphoria's director
After Jisoo, it looks like Jennie will become the next Blackpink member to get into acting. On June 17, it had been reported that Jennie had gotten a casting offer to star in HBO Max’s original series ‘The Idol’ being led by The Weeknd. Blinks were further impressed that Jennie didn’t have to audition and was being sought after by the American production company themselves.
This further strengthens the argument that something was in the works between Blackpink’s Jennie and The Weeknd as they were spotted together last year in 2021, as well as partying together at Coachella 2022. The Blackpink star had previously shared that while she was preparing for a group comeback she was also working on her solo project which fans had assumed was an album. But it just could be her acting project as she could very well make her acting debut with ‘The Idol’.
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Jennie gets casting offer for ‘The Idol’
Along with Sam Levinson of ‘Euphoria’ fame, ‘The Preacher’s writer Mary Laws and The Weeknd’s creative producer Reza Fahim helming the project, the HBO show has also cast child actor-turned-singer Troye Sivan and model-actress Lily-Rose Depp. Fans speculate that Jennie may have a cameo or will be cast in the supporting role as she is being roped in mid-production. Filming has already begun in LA and 'The Idol' will have six episodes. ‘The Idol’ follows a female pop singer who gets romantically tangled with a charming but mysterious club owner in LA. Chaos ensues as he turns out to be the leader of a secret cult. With The Weeknd also acting in his own project, fans are excited to see him in the role of the cult leader.
This is not the first time HBO has roped in K-pop idols for their productions. For their Brazilian series ‘Beyond the Wardrobe’, we have soloist Woojin who was previously in Stray Kids, idol actor Kim Jinkwon who was the leader of Newkidd, XRO’s former member Yoon Jaechan and Lee Minwook -- a Korean model and actor. The four will play idols who are part of a fictional K-pop group on the show.
'I'm so proud'
Blinks are excited and hope that Jennie accepts the casting offer as they made tweets like, “No more "actress jennie debut when" tweets with this clip cos SHE'S FINALLY HERE YASS.” Another said, “Feel like a movie star - jennie her dream will now come true, i'm so proud and happy for her 😭🤍 JENNIE ACTRESS COMING SOON.” One Blink flexed, “Jennie actress debut and it’s an HBO series. See when you’re the main girl you always get main girl things.” One fan added, “Jennie adding actress to the list of her titles.” Another Blink commented, “WE MANIFESTED THIS ONE TOO MUCH! ACTRESS JENNIE KIM IN HOLLYWOOD.”
no more "actress jennie debut when" tweets with this clip cos SHE'S FINALLY HERE YASSpic.twitter.com/B2URqGpvgz— ★ (@jensbyuI) June 17, 2022
"feel like a movie star" - jennie— JENNIE CHILE (@jenniebpchile) June 17, 2022
her dream will now come true, i'm so proud and happy for her 😭🤍
JENNIE ACTRESS COMING SOON pic.twitter.com/4BacKYrFQQ
Jennie actress debut and it’s an HBO series. See when you’re the main girl you always get main girl things 😘 pic.twitter.com/gxEuA8xp3t— Gee🧡💐 (@DoyenneJennie) June 17, 2022
jennie adding actress to the list of her titlespic.twitter.com/NCpuPcGzBF— ⭒ (@hbicrubyjane) June 17, 2022
WE MANIFESTED THIS ONE TOO MUCH! ACTRESS JENNIE KIM IN HOLLYWOOD pic.twitter.com/kfZZrCAA4s— J 🧡 (@LiteJennie) June 17, 2022