On September 15th, Netflix held an online showcase for its new original series Squid Game.
Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wi Ha Joon, Jung Ho Yeon, Heo Sung Tae, and director Hwang Dong Hyuk participated in the event
Lee Jung Jae introduced his character by saying, “Ki Hoon is an optimistic person who lives with his ill parents. Things aren’t easy for him as they are for everyone because he has an unstable, low-paying job. Therefore, he has a strong motivation to participate in the games with big prize money. Meanwhile, he gets along well with people he meets in the game room because of his upbeat personality. When the game begins, he risks his life to win the games.”
In addition, Lee Jung Jae gave a glimpse at his miserable character in Squid game. Regarding this whole new character he played, Lee Jung Jae said, “I don’t think I underwent any dramatic transformation, but I couldn’t stop laughing after watching the drama. I was like, does he have a brain?”
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk said, “I wanted to work with Lee Jung Jae because I always wanted to break his image. He gets typecast a lot for the cool roles like his role in Sandglass. I thought it would be nice for him to show his humanity which I saw at times, so I asked him to join as Ki Hoon.”
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