BLACKPINK’s Jennie To Make Her Acting Debut Under “Jennie Ruby Jane”⁠— Here’s What We Know About The Meaning Behind Her Name

BLINKs can’t wait for actress Jennie Ruby Jane!

Last month, it was officially confirmed that BLACKPINK‘s Jennie would be making her acting debut in the upcoming HBO series The Idol after it had been previously reported she was offered a role.

A still of Jennie from a teaser for “The Idol” | @jeninikim16/Twitter

The series is co-created by Canadian singer-songwriter The WeekndEuphoria‘s Sam Levinson, and Reza Fahim. The first teaser was released in July, showing French American actress Lily-Rose Depp playing an up-and-coming pop idol named Jocelyn and Jennie appearing to be a dancer.

| @HBO/YouTube

Today, a second teaser was released, giving more insight into Jennie’s role on the show. The new teaser shows that Jennie’s and Lily Rose-Depp’s characters are friends as they sit together in a sauna before going on a joy ride to a club.

Jennie looks gorgeous in the trailer and gives us a promising glimpse of her acting debut. Along with her scenes in the teaser, fans also noticed the name she chose as an actress, Jennie Ruby Jane.

If the name seems familiar, it’s because it’s also her Instagram username. Fans love the use of Jennie Ruby Jane for her acting career.

With her using the name for her acting debut, fans have begun to explore its origin; here’s what we know.

It’s been reported that her friends from school in New Zealand used to call her Jennie Ruby Jane, or Jennie Ruby-Jane Kim. Fans located a Facebook account they believe belongs to one of Jennie’s school friends, which seemed to support the theory her friends called her Jennie Ruby Jane in New Zealand. The friend from the Facebook account posted about Jennie until she moved back to Korea to train at YG Entertainment in 2010.

Facebook posts from 2010, believed to belong to a school friend of Jennie’s | @jendeukie_21/TikTok

Jennie was also seen wearing a necklace that said “Ruby Jane” in Arabic on multiple occasions in 2017.

Jennie wearing her Arabic “Ruby Jane” necklace

The frequent use of the name made fans curious about its meaning. At a fanmeet in 2018, a fan said they asked Jennie the meaning of “Ruby Jane,” and she replied, “Ah, that’s my name,” leading fans to believe she was confirming it’s her middle name!

Once the press begins for The Idol, perhaps Jennie will officially confirm if Ruby Jane is her middle name. HBO’s The Idol is coming soon; in the meantime, check out the second trailer for the show below!