BLACKPINK singer Lisa to star as 'White Lotus' hits Thailand

BLACKPINK singer Lisa to star as 'White Lotus' hits Thailand

Singer Lisa of megastar K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will join the cast of "The White Lotus", HBO said Tuesday, as the third season of the hit TV series moves to her homeland Thailand.

K-pop star Lisa
K-pop star Lisa/ Instagram

Filming for the latest round of the award-winning dark comedy is set to begin this month in Bangkok, as well as the holiday islands of Phuket and Ko Samui.

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Lisa, full name Lalisa Manobal, will feature in the show alongside veteran Hollywood star Scott Glenn, HBO's streaming service Max said in a post on its official account on social media platform X.

The 26-year-old is perhaps Thailand's best-known celebrity, with legions of adoring fans and her image plastered on adverts across the kingdom.

A dark, stylish satire on wealth and hypocrisy, 'The White Lotus' has been a commercial and critical hit for HBO, with both previous seasons garnering multiple Emmy nominations.

The second season, set in Sicily, reportedly fuelled a spike in searches for travel to the southern Italian island -- something Thai tourism bosses are hoping to repeat.

But the show suffered a blow earlier this month when producers were forced to drop Serbian actor Milos Bikovic after Ukraine complained about his ties to Russia.

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Max also confirmed that filming for the third season has started in Thailand. 

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