On the 22nd, the online Hollywood magazine Variety dropped a list of 11 international stars who grabbed the headlines this year.
Ma Dong Seok and Jung Ho Yeon both made it on the list with their much loved MCU movie Eternals and the Netflix smash-hit Squid Game. The magazine introduced the Eternals star, saying, “Ma Dong Seok, better known as Don Lee in Hollywood, started his acting career late in his thirties.” They added, “This year, that trajectory has taken Lee back to the States, where he made his Hollywood debut in Marvel Studios’ “Eternals. Ma calls the step a matter of “good timing,” but his die-hard fans credit him with laser focus, a larger than life persona and the tenacity to make it as an action movie star. ”
Variety magazine also compared the Squid Game star to a powerful stellar explosion. They wrote, “Her success has had supernova qualities. She is seemingly on every billboard and magazine cover and has leapfrogged established stars to be the most followed Korean actor on Instagram.”
The two were among eleven other stars, including British actor Toheeb Jimoh of Ted Lasso, and Italians Swamy Rotolo of A Chiara and Ondina Quadri of Small Body.