BLACKPINK’s Jennie’s impressive acting debut in “The Idol”: A Promising Start

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Blackpink member Jennie Kim made her highly anticipated acting debut in the series “The Idol.” The first episode aired on Monday (June 5), and the internet was left impressed by her performance. Jennie portrays the character of Dyanne, a dancer and friend of Jocelyn. Although she has limited screen time, she effectively showcases her dance skills in a music video shooting scene alongside male artists.

Admiration and Mixed Reactions from Fans


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Jennie’s debut role has garnered admiration and mixed reactions from viewers. Many praised her captivating portrayal and expressed their eagerness for the next episode because of her presence. However, some fans expressed a desire to see more screen time for Jennie in future episodes. Overall, fans appreciated her ability to break free from the strict industry standards imposed on idols and admired her authenticity.

Jennie’s Red Carpet Debut at Cannes Film Festival

Adding to her recent accomplishments, Jennie made her red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. She attended the screening of “The Idol” and stunned in a black and white gown with intricate detailing and embellishments. Accompanied by the entire cast, Jennie exuded elegance and confidence on the red carpet.

Controversy Surrounding “The Idol”

“The Idol” delves into the dark side of the pop music industry and features a star-studded cast, including Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Jennie Kim, and Danny Levy. However, the show has faced controversy for its graphic content, being labeled as “torture porn” and a “rape fantasy.” Director Amy Seimetz stepped down from the project, and Sam Levinson took over as the director. A crew member raised concerns about the increased levels of violence, sex, and nudity, alleging that these elements had become exploitative, resulting in a noticeable change in the show’s overall tone.


Jennie Kim’s acting debut in “The Idol” has been met with praise and excitement. Fans are impressed by her captivating performance and eagerly await her future appearances in the series. Her red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival further solidified her status as a multifaceted talent. However, the show itself has not been without controversy, as it has faced criticism for its graphic content. Nevertheless, Jennie’s acting debut marks a promising start to her acting career, and fans are eager to see more of her on the screen.