BLACKPINK wanted everything in their Netflix documentary to be real.
BLACKPINK is one of the most popular girl groups worldwide. In fact, they just made a collab with Selena Gomez for their song Ice Cream. Director Caroline Suh who helmed the documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky spoke with Entertainment Tonight and shared some details about the show. According to her, the K-pop girl band wanted “everything to be real.”
BLACKPINK documentary details
BLACKPINK fans are so into them that they already know most of the details about Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. However, the band’s documentary show more about them as it follows their day-to-day life as global pos stars.
It documents their world tour and shows the sacrifices and the extensive training they went through to be the big stars they are today.
According to Suh, she found it fascinating after learning that they spent years in the training camp. They were trainees for years and as trainees, they didn’t know when it was going to end. They didn’t have a slight idea when they will make a debut or if that will ever happen.
“If you’re going through that experience, you really have to have faith and hope that you’re going to make it, because you are committing many years of your life to doing something that you don’t even know if you’ll ever be able to do,” Suh told ET about their experience.
What did Suh say about the K-pop members?
According to Suh, she met the BLACKPINK with Teddy Park in Korea. Looking back at their first encounter, she was charmed by their warmness and friendliness. She also found them happy and “very cheery.”
Suh met them at the backstage of a Korean variety show where K-pop performers go.
The documents also included Suh showing them archival footage of them when they were younger and Suh found their reactions funny. According to the director, she wasn’t sure if they saw each other’s audition tapes before. Apparently, they didn’t like their previous fashion choices when they were younger which most can relate to.
Suh also praised them for their dedication. The director noticed how serious they were in their craft and even pointed out their inner steeliness and strength as among the factors that brought them to where they are today.
“It’s not like they were just cast in these roles and they were overnight sensations. They really have spent a lot of time working towards this point, and they’re very appreciative of it. I thought that was nice,” Suh said.
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