There's been a whirlpool of changes surrounding HBO's series The Idol. Earlier in April it was announced that its co-creator, The Weeknd, was unhappy with the creative direction of the series and scrapped majority of the episodes. It's original director Amy Seimetz also walked out and cast member Suzanna Son will not be returning to the show. In her place, Sam Levinson has stepped on to helm the project alongside The Weeknd and Reza Fahim. Britney Spears may also have a cameo on the series. Keeping up? Neither are we. However, there is one rumour swirling about that makes total sense and it's news that our girl Jennie from BLACKPINK may be making her acting debut in the series.
I mean, the series does centre a female pop-singer who becomes entangled with an LA club-owner and undercover cult leader. And given that the leading role has been filled by none other than Lily-Rose Depp, who like Jennie is also an ambassador to Chanel, with Troye Sivan and potentially Britney Spears onboard the show, it's only natural to increase the starpower of The Idol by throwing a member of BLACKPINK into the mix.
So what can we expect from a Jennie Kim cameo? We're not quite sure at the moment, but all we know is that she is dripping with main character energy. Especially after witnessing her appearance in the Chanel 2021/22 Métiers d’art show animations. Therefore we will accept no less than a leading role. So if you're reading this Sam Levinson or The Weeknd, you've been warned.
If the rumours are true, Jennie will become the second member of BLACKPINK to add actor to their résumé after Jisoo took on the role of Eun Young-ro in the K-Drama Snowdrop, which premiered last December.
At this stage, we'll just have to sit tight and wait for an official confirmation. In the meantime, you can brush up on the plot, release date and cast of The Idol here.