Blackpink singer Lisa will make her acting debut in the third season of hit US television series The White Lotus, becoming the second member of the popular South Korean K-pop girl group to appear on HBO, Variety reported on Monday.
Lisa will be credited under her full name, Lalisa Manobal, and joins a previously announced cast including Parker Posey, Jason Isaacs, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Monaghan and returning star Natasha Rothwell, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role as hotel masseuse Belinda in season one. Manobal’s role on the show, which focuses on intrigue at exotic resorts, was not disclosed.
Season three of The White Lotus will begin production in Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand in February. While exact plot details are still under wraps, the show’s creator, writer and director Mike White has previously teased that the third season could be “a satirical and funny look at death and eastern religion and spirituality”.
All four members of Blackpink have renewed their contracts with South Korea’s YG Entertainment Inc, the label said in December, sending shares of the company up by nearly a third.
Lisa’s bandmate Jennie appeared in the HBO drama The Idol in 2023, credited under the moniker Jennie Ruby Jane.
Blackpink set a Guinness record earlier this year for having the most-viewed music channel on YouTube, which now boasts more than 90 million subscribers.
The White Lotus’s first season was set in Hawaii, earning 20 Emmy nominations and 10 wins. Season two, set in Sicily, was up for 23 Emmy nominations and won five, including one for best casting, and one for fan favourite Jennifer Coolidge.
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