Here’s The Real Reason Why BLACKPINK’s Jisoo Was Cast In “Snowdrop” Despite Being A Rookie Actress, According To The Director

Actress Jisoo is nearly here!

With only a few days left until the premiere of JTBC‘s new K-Drama Snowdrop, fans are getting more and more excited about seeing the acting debut of BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo and her chemistry with co-star Jung Hae In. From their chemistry on and off-screen to the show’s duality in the plot, it isn’t surprising that they can’t wait.

The poster for “Snowdrop” with Jisoo (left) and Jung Hae In (right) | JTBC

The cast recently held a press conference where the cast and those involved in creating the show answered questions about the K-Drama. As expected, Jisoo and Jung Hae In looked flawless, and netizens couldn’t get enough of their visuals.

However, as much as fans love to praise Jisoo for her visuals, despite this being her first role, it seems as if she was destined to play Young Ro.

During the press conference, the director Jo Hyu Tak explained that he wasn’t really planning to cast any rookie actresses in the show. He also added that it had been initially tough to pick someone to play Young Ro.

Initially, I had no thoughts of casting a rookie actress. It was hard to imagine Young Ro’s character in real life. I didn’t know who would be suitable for the role.

— Jo Hyu Tak


Hyu Tak then added that his thought was that the actor would come to complete the character, which is why he didn’t plan to cast someone without experience. Yet, something changed when he saw Jisoo audition, and he explained that it was Jisoo alone that earned her the part.

But, as soon as I saw Jisoo’s audition, I knew, ‘Yes… This is Young Ro.’ It was decided in a flash, and we need to work on this immediately.

— Jo Hyu Tak


After seeing her audition, Jo Hyu Tak explained that it had to be Jisoo from that moment, and he even recalled what he said to Jisoo after making the decision.

I don’t know if Jisoo remembers, but I told her, ‘You have to do this no matter what, immediately.’ I threatened her to tell her company that she wants to do this.

Jo Hyu Tak


For many BLINKs, the director’s words were amazing to hear, as many had assumed Jisoo had got the part because of her status as a BLACKPINK member.

However, it isn’t hard to believe that Jisoo is fully capable of this role. JTBC has been releasing teasers from the series ahead of the show’s premiere. During these clips, netizens have been treated to her amazing skills. In one clip, Jisoo showcased her romantic side and the undeniable chemistry she has with co-star Jung Hae In…

| JTBC Drama/ YouTube

And in the next teaser, she showcased her duality when the show becomes dark, and she is made to play a more serious and complex character.

| JTBC Drama/ YouTube

With only a few days to go until the show’s premiere, it won’t be long until netizens can finally see just how good Jisoo is and why she was the perfect pick to play Young Ro.

You can read more about Jisoo’s incredible acting skills below.

Netizens Can’t Get Over The Duality Of BLACKPINK Jisoo In The Latest “Snowdrop” Teaser