She will appear 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 secret. “The White Lotus” will 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 that it will follow a new group of guests at a White Lotus resort property.
The extensive cast already includes: Leslie Bibb, Dom Hetrakul, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Monaghan, Parker Posey, Tayme Thapthimthong, Christian Friedel, Julian Kostov, Morgana O’Reilly, Lek Patravadi, Shalini Peiris, Carrie Coon, Scott Glenn, Francesca Corney, Nicholas Duvernay, Arnas Fedaravičius, Natasha Rothwell, Walton Goggins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Aimee Lou Wood, Sarah Catherine Hook and Sam Nivola.
The role of Manobal in “The White Lotus” will mark his acting debut. She is now the second Blackpink member to appear in an HBO series. Jennie (credited as Jennie Ruby Jane) made her acting debut in the drama “The Idol,” which premiered in June 2023.
Blackpink, made up of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, is one of the most popular music groups in the world. They launched in August 2016 with the single album “Square One” under YG Entertainment. Their single “Boombayah” reached number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, setting the record as the most viewed debut music video by a Korean act. They became the highest-charting K-Pop girl group on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ddu-Du Ddu Du,” peaking at number 55, and were the first K-Pop girl group to enter and top the chart. of Billboard Emerging Artists. The group later collaborated with artists such as Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Selena Gomez.
Manobal, who recently created his own management company called Lloud Co., has broken several individual records. With the release of her solo album “Lalisa” in 2021, she became the first female artist to sell 736,999 copies in the first week in South Korea. Her two singles from the album, “Lalisa” and “Money,” both reached the top ten of the Billboard Global 200, with the latter becoming the longest-running song by a K-Pop solo artist on the US Billboard 100. and on the UK Singles Chart. . She broke three Guinness World Records in 2023 as the most followers on Instagram for a K-Pop artist and the first solo K-Pop winner at both the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Manobal is represented by Lloud Co.
Mike White created “The White Lotus” and serves as executive producer and director. David Bernad and Mark Kamine also serve as executive producers. HBO has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to support the filming and promotion of the third installment.
“The White Lotus” proved to be an immediate hit for HBO when it debuted in 2021. The first season, set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations and ten awards, including best limited or anthology series. The second installment, which premiered in December 2022 and was set in Sicily, earned 23 Emmy nominations, including best drama series, and ultimately won five awards.
Laura Sirikul contributed to this story.