BLACKPINK’s Jennie Shares Her Experience of Acting Debut at Cannes

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BLACKPINK’s Jennie, who made her entrance at the Cannes International Film Festival with her acting debut in The Idol, has shared her thoughts about this new venture.


WWD released an interview with Jennie on the 22nd. Meeting with WWD on the balcony of the Carlton Hotel before the Cannes red carpet event, Jennie expressed her feelings about her first appearance at Cannes as an actress, stating, “It’s overwhelming, but I’m grateful and thankful. All of those things at the same time,” she explained, “Especially as it’s the first step in my acting career, I was honored to be able to come.”

In particular, Jennie shared her admiration for Sam Levinson, the screenwriter of The Idol and Euphoria, stating, “I’ve been admiring Sam’s work for a very long time. The fact that it was about the music industry fascinated me, and I thought I could bring something to the role. I didn’t really train for it, or prep anything,” she said, “Sam wanted me to just be myself.”

On working with Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Jennie recalled, “She really helped me a lot. Telling me about scenes, and it was very comforting to have her there. She just taught me to express myself and be comfortable with myself, to not be scared.”

At The Idol world premiere red carpet event, Jennie wore an open-shoulder dress designed with white chiffon and black mesh from Chanel. As a Chanel ambassador, Jennie had personally chosen the dress, and it was also her idea to reveal her shoulders.

The Idol, set in Los Angeles, depicts the love and passion of pop idol stars in the entertainment industry. It was written and produced by The Weeknd and co-produced by Sam Levinson, director of the HBO drama Euphoria. The first two episodes of this six-part series premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jennie’s journey continues as she hops from Cannes to the next stop of the BLACKPINK world tour in Bangkok, Thailand, within five days. When asked about this balancing act, she replied, “Honestly, I just wake up and I do what I have to do.”

>> ‘The Idol’ Audience Reactions: ‘50 Shades of Tesfaye,’ ‘Jennie Has Barely Any Air Time’

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