Amid rumors Cannes Film Festival invitees Jennie and V may be at the festival together after the K-pop stars’ viral Paris PDA walk, Jennie stepped out on its red carpet to fête The Idol‘s premiere this evening in France.
The Blackpink singer posed solo, then with the show’s cast. BTS’ V was not photographed at that premiere, although he is rumored to be going as a guest of Celine for its own event. V shared an Instagram Story, featuring a note from Celine welcoming him to Cannes. His agency Big Hit later confirmed he is in France for a Celine event, not to attend the festival.
Jennie and V’s agencies declined to comment on dating rumors generated last week, saying in a statement to Sports Seoul then (via Soompi), “It is difficult to check [regarding this matter on the artists’ private lives].”
The Idol marks Jennie’s acting debut. Fashion-wise, Jennie put a fresh spin on the princess dress—a celeb favorite at Cannes—by wearing an off-the-shoulder black-and-white tulle midi dress by Chanel from its spring/summer 2020 haute couture collection. She accessorized with sandal heels and a black bow headband, wearing her dark hair down and straight.
Jennie spoke to ELLE about acting in The Idol back in November. Making her screen debut in an American show, “the thing is, it was definitely not planned,” she said. “I’ve had a dream of acting in the future, as I was doing so many different parts already as an artist, so I’ve always wondered what it would be like. But the opportunity just came to me so naturally one day. And I just knew that it was something that I would regret if I didn’t go for it.”
With preparing for the role, her expectations were far from the reality on set. “In my head, I thought I would have to revise all the script and get into character,” she said. “But luckily, I had Sam [Levinson, one of the show’s creators] there. What he said was to just be me. I didn’t try to prepare it perfectly, which I really would do. I had many conversations with Sam and Abel [Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, the show’s other creator], and I think that helped me. And they just made sure that I didn’t have to be so nervous about things.”
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