BLACKPINK's Lisa is poised to make her acting debut in the highly anticipated third season of HBO's acclaimed comedy-drama series "The White Lotus." Set to be filmed in Thailand, Lisa's homeland, this marks a significant transition for the K-Pop sensation from the music stage to the screen. The series, known for its sharp wit and engaging narrative, will feature Lisa under her birth name, Lalisa Manobal, adding an authentic touch to her role.
Speculation and rumors about Lisa's involvement in the series had been swirling among fans for months, but it was only recently confirmed. Lisa, maintaining a low profile, has yet to comment on her participation in the series, leaving fans eagerly awaiting more details about her character and storyline.
This move into acting follows in the footsteps of fellow BLACKPINK member Jennie, who made her acting debut in another HBO series, "The Idol." Jennie's venture into acting was driven by her admiration for the show's co-creator Sam Levinson, known for his work on "Euphoria." In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Jennie shared her excitement about the project and her role as Dyanne, a character deeply intertwined with the music industry's challenges and complexities.
"The Idol," featuring a cast that includes Lily-Rose Depp and Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, explores the tumultuous life of an aspiring pop idol navigating personal and professional turmoil. Jennie, with her extensive background in the music industry, felt a deep connection to the series' theme and believed she could bring a unique perspective to her role.
The transition of BLACKPINK members to acting highlights their versatility and the growing trend of musicians crossing over into film and television. While financial details of Jennie's involvement in "The Idol" and Lisa's role in "The White Lotus" remain undisclosed, their foray into acting signifies an expansion of their careers beyond the music industry.
As Lisa prepares for her role in "The White Lotus," fans of BLACKPINK and the series alike are keen to see how she will translate her on-stage charisma to a dramatic setting. With the series set in her native Thailand, Lisa's performance is poised to add a layer of authenticity and depth to the already diverse and compelling ensemble of "The White Lotus."
The involvement of K-Pop stars like Lisa and Jennie in high-profile series underscores the global influence of Korean pop culture and its stars' multifaceted talents. As the entertainment industry continues to blur the lines between music and acting, the anticipation for Lisa's acting debut in "The White Lotus" serves as a testament to the evolving landscape of celebrity and performance art.