LISA Joins “The White Lotus” Season 3
Blackpink member Lisa has joined the cast of “The White Lotus” Season 3, Variety has learned exclusively.
She will be credited under her given name, Lalisa Manobal, in the third season of the hit HBO series. As with all castings for the third season, her role is being kept under wraps. “The White Lotus” is set to begin production in and around Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok, Thailand, in February. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps aside from the fact it will follow a new group of guests at a White Lotus resort property.
Manobal’s role in “The White Lotus” will mark her acting debut. She is now the second member of Blackpink to appear in an HBO series. Jennie (credited as Jennie Ruby Jane) made her own acting debut in the drama “The Idol,” which premiered in June 2023.
Manobal, who recently established her own management company named Lloud Co., has broken several individual records herself. With the release of her solo album “Lalisa” in 2021, she was the first female artist to sell 736,999 copies in the first week in South Korea. Both her singles from the album — “Lalisa” and “Money” — charted in the top ten of the Billboard Global 200, the latter becoming the longest-charting song by a female K-Pop soloist on the US Billboard 100 and UK Singles Chart. She broke three Guinness World Records in 2023 as the Most Instagram followers for a K-Pop artist and the first solo K-Pop winner at the for both the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Manobal is repped by Lloud Co.