Recent reports from international media outlets, including Vogue Thailand and ELLE Hong Kong, have sparked rumors that BLACKPINK’s Lisa could be joining the cast of the acclaimed zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead.
Vogue Thailand reports that BLACKPINK's Lisa may be filming for The Walking Dead in Paris.
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Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead has been a television staple since its debut in 2010, achieving legendary status in the zombie genre. The mere mention of Lisa being considered for the cast has garnered significant attention worldwide.
Adding to the speculation, The Walking Dead‘s official account and Norman Reedus, who portrays Daryl Dixon in the series, recently followed Lisa on social media. Further fueling the rumors, Reedus and Lisa were seen attending a Paris Saint-Germain vs. Newcastle United match together in France last November.
If Lisa joins The Walking Dead, she will be the second member of BLACKPINK to make a Hollywood debut, following Jennie. Fans are excitedly supporting this potential expansion of her career. Even a small role in a long-standing, popular series like The Walking Dead could significantly boost her profile and open new avenues for her future endeavors.
However, concerns have been raised about whether her image as a popular K-pop star might be exploited, similar to what happened with Jennie’s acting debut in HBO’s drama The Idol. Jennie’s initial foray into acting was marred by controversy over explicit dance scenes and exposure, overshadowing her actual performance. This has led to cautious opinions about Lisa’s potential acting challenge, emphasizing the need for careful consideration.