Blackpink’s Jennie Kim talks about her acting debut in The idol and what initially drew her to the role in the highly anticipated series.
While talking to Women’s clothing daily in an interview posted online on Monday, the singer said she was “Sam’s (Euphoria creator Sam Levinson) have been working for a long time.”
Kim stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye in the Levinson and Tesfaye-created show, which follows an aspiring pop idol (Depp) who finds herself in crisis following the death of her mother and eventually seduced by a cult leader (Tesfaye).
Kim, one of the four members of the popular K-pop group Blackpink, said that what really fascinated her about the series at first was the fact that it was about the music industry. .”
She added, “I trusted Sam to work with all the scenes we’d work on together because it was about the industry.”
Because Kim grew up in the industry and went through extensive training to become a Korean idol, she said she saw Dyanne’s role as “an opportunity to just be myself and be brave.” I haven’t really trained for it or prepared anything. Sam just wanted me to be myself.”
However, throughout the experience, she noted that there were challenges, especially working with an established actress like Depp, “because I’ve never experienced anything like this before. It was like breaking a wall in front of me. But Kim said Depp was extremely helpful on set and it was “really comforting to have her there.”
Leading up to its June 4 release, the show has faced multiple controversies, including on-screen depictions of sex and debauchery and a Rolling stone report that contained allegations of a chaotic behind-the-scenes environment.
Kim, who is currently on tour with Blackpink, also attended the show’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where she said she was “honored to be able to come.”
The singer added: “It’s overwhelming, but I’m grateful and grateful. All those things at once.”