K-pop star Lisa of Blackpink to make acting debut in 'The White Lotus'


Blackpink megastar Lisa is set to make her acting debut. Photo: Lisa/Instagram

Blackpink singer Lisa will appear in the third season of the hit American television series The White Lotus, marking the K-pop superstar's acting debut, Variety reported on Monday (Feb 12).

Lisa will be credited on the HBO show under her full name, Lalisa Manobal, Variety said, but her role on the show, which focuses on intrigue at exotic resorts, has not been disclosed.

The third season of The White Lotus will begin production this month in Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand, Variety reported. Lisa was born and raised in the country.

As a member of the massively popular girl group Blackpink, Lisa is one of the most famous women in South Korea. Her role on the show could boost her star profile with American audiences.

Lisa's bandmate Jennie starred alongside Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in the HBO drama The Idol in 2023, credited under the moniker Jennie Ruby Jane.

On Feb 8, Lisa announced that she had formed her own music and entertainment company, Lloud.

All four members of Blackpink renewed their contracts with South Korea's YG Entertainment late last year, sending shares of the company up by nearly a third.

Blackpink set a Guinness record earlier this year for having the most-viewed music channel on YouTube, which now boasts over 90 million subscribers. – Reuters

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