But on second glance, should we be so surprised? They’ve got a heck of a lot in common.
Let’s zero in on our new favourite bestie duo – and their uncanny similarities:
OK, so they play on-screen besties …
HBO’s star-studded drama The Idol follows the story of an aspiring pop idol called Jocelyn (played by Depp) and her complex relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader Tedros, played by The Weeknd (aka Abel Makkonen Tesfaye). Jennie was cast for the role of Dyanne, a backup dancer and close friend to Jocelyn.
Despite this swoon-worthy casting, the show has been critically mauled – according to Forbes, The Idol is officially the worst reviewed show in history by far.
Depp is hearing none of it. “We know that we’re making something provocative and we are not shying away from that,” she told Vogue Australia. “It’s okay if this show isn’t for everyone and that’s fine – I think all the best art is [polarising].”
… and star in The Weeknd’s provocative music video
After The Idol’s finale came out in early July, The Weeknd released supporting single “One of the Girls” – naturally complete with a music video starring both leading ladies.
Featuring a compilation of footages from the show, the MV shows Jennie and Depp dancing at clubs, in the sauna, and driving in the night.
A mutual admiration pact?
OK OK, that’s all fiction – but it’s clear that during filming they developed an off-screen connection too.
In a YouTube interview for Max, Jennie shared her experience working with Depp: “It was amazing. I’m so lucky to have worked with someone that I’ve known for a long time. She’s a superstar. I’m just so lucky. I had so much fun.”
Depp was quick to repay the compliment. “[It] was so cool to watch her [Jennie] work. She’s so talented – I’m so in awe of her,” she told Grazia UK, “She’s so sweet, and for somebody who lives the kind of life that she lives, she is so humble and kind and a real girl’s girl. I love her.”
Accidentally twinning Chanel girls
So what do these influential ladies have in common? First off, they both rep Chanel. Religiously.
Jennie (often dubbed the “human Chanel”) bagged her deal with the maison in 2018, while Depp signed onto her ambassadorship in 2015. Both girls show up to most events wearing outfits from the label.
The iconic duo were both photographed at Chanel’s spring 2022 show, in 2021, and once wore the same dress, on different occasions.
They also star in V Magazine’s The Chanel Book alongside fellow ambassador Margot Robbie. And what did they wear for The Idol premiere at Cannes Film Festival? Chanel, of course.
OK, so sorry, but they’re both total “nepo babies”
Another thing these two icons may bond over is the fact that they’ve both worked hard to get where they are – despite been branded “nepo babies” for having influential parents.
Lily-Rose is, of course, the daughter of The Pirates of the Caribbean superstar Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis, while Jennie reportedly has a mum who is a shareholder of South Korean entertainment and mass media company CJ E&M.
They’re both LGBTQ advocates
There’s no doubt that both girls are actively supportive of the LGBTQ community, with Blackpink long known for welcoming fans from the community.
Fans also believe that Jennie’s character in the HBO show is bisexual. If that’s the case, considering she’s from a nation renowned for its strict and conservative perspective, then Jennie clearly isn’t afraid to stand her ground.
Depp, meanwhile, has taken part in campaigns like Self Evident Truths which supports sexual fluidity, and although she’s not come out officially, it’s been confirmed that she’s dating rapper 070 Shake.
They both rule breakers
Depp and Jennie have bold personalities and aren’t afraid to challenge norms and expectations
Jennie has long been rumoured to be dating BTS’ V. K-pop idols are notoriously known for being under strict contracts, including not being allowed to date. If the rumours are true, then Jennie is a bona fide reveal.
The 24-year-old Deep also appears to have inherited her dad’s “too cool for school” gene. Growing up with a bohemian upbringing, she exudes a similar air of irreverence and independence as her parents, and has previously said her parents trust her to make her own decisions and opinions.