From making their debut in 2016 to becoming superstars, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky that captures the stories of BLACKPINK hosted an online press conference and fan event on October 13. These events were under the spotlights of more than 300 media outlets around the world, and Caroline Seo, who directed the film, joined via video stream.
The members opened the event by thanking the world for all the attention they received. Rose first said, “We all enjoy Netflix, so it’s an honor to be on Netflix, and I’m really excited, but I’m more happy and nervous that many people are waiting for us.” Jennie then added, “We were thinking about when we should unveil how we are off-stage to our fans and the public, and after meeting Caroline Seo, who is such a good person, we decided to participate in this project,” explaining why they jumped into this project.
About becoming the first K-pop girl group to star in a Netflix documentary, Jisoo said, “It is a great honor to be able to share names with top female artists such as Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. I hope you will continue to watch us closely.”
Caroline Seo, director of Netflix’s Salt Fat Acid Heat, has been capturing BLACKPINK on camera for a long time. Lisa said, “It was a bit awkward at first, but later we even forgot that there were cameras. Director Caroline Seo has created such a comfortable atmosphere for us.”
After exchanging greetings with BLACKPINK members, Caroline Seo said, “At first, I didn’t know much about K-pop and BLACKPINK. But I got more interested after watching a ton of K-pop related videos and music, and I thought I just have to do this.”
Finally, Jisoo said, “I think it’s an opportunity for us to get closer to our fans. I hope you understand BLACKPINK more through the documentary, and I hope we can get closer to you.” And Rose added, “It’s a documentary about our journey of becoming the current BLACKPINK. Please look forward to it.”
On the same evening, the group hosted a global fan event, which attracted more than 1.95 million fans from all over the world. Members had a great time with their fans, citing “pictures from our trainee days that have never been released (Jisoo),” “Tanghulu recipe with Jisoo (Jennie),” “small daily lives enjoyed individually or as a group (Rose),” and “BLACKPINK’s childhood videos and pictures” as the key points of the documentary.