The Idol was one of the most anticipated series of 2023. First for the collaboration between Sam Levinson, creator of Euphoria, and singer The Weeknd, but also for all the rumors surrounding the supposedly chaotic production. Another highlight of the program is Jennie Kim, a member of Blackpink, one of the biggest groups in K-pop.
This 27-year-old South Korean star is taking his first steps as an actor. She plays Diana, a professional dancer and close friend of Jocelyn, the main character played by Lily-Rose Depp. His appearance in the first episode is fairly anecdotal—his lines of dialogue can be counted on the fingers of one hand—but views on the Internet are exploding.
Impressively strong, the K-pop fan community reproduces the singer’s messages, video montages and photos. One scene in particular caught their attention. Jenny Kim, aka Dyanne, rehearses a crazy choreography. The sequence is short, but fans on social media are just talking about it.
, the scene in question has over 1.8 million views. For comparison, the first episode On HBO – This is slightly less than the first episode of Euphoria with 1.1 million viewers. This is the enthusiasm surrounding the singer.
If Jenny Kim plays a supporting role here, some hope that she will be more in the next episodes. Infrom Rolling Stone On The Complicated Behind-the-Scenes of The Idol, which aired last March, a source said that the Blackpink star was significantly cut in the edits, down to 3 or 4 lines per episode. All that’s left is the rest of the series to prove it.
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