Unless you have been living under a rock or in a cave these past few weeks, you’d known that South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game” has literally taken over the world since its worldwide release on 17 September 2021. The megahit has propelled its stars to international stardom and even though creator and director Hwang Dong-Hyuk had initially said that he had no immediate plans to helm a sequel, he had since has a change of heart.
While we wait for Season 2, let’s see what happened behind the scenes when the cameras weren’t rolling, and some trivia about the stars and show.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Lee Jung-Jae who plays Gi-Hun (Player 456) shared that Hollywood has not come knocking on his door yet
The cast appeared remotely on the Jimmy Fallon show
Here, Jimmy reveals the scary ‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll
Jung Ho-Yeon is now the most followed Korean actress on IG
With ‘only’ 410,000 followers on IG prior to “Squid Game”, she now has over 20.2 million followers and counting. She is now Louis Vuitton’s new Global Ambassador
She plays North Korean defector Kang Sae-Byeok. Did you know that she speaks with a North Korean accent when she is with her little brother, but switches to the South Korean one when she is with the other Players?
Park Hae-soo’s character Sang-woo is a graduate of the prestigious Seoul National University. So is “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s grandmother used to work at the Ssangmun-dong Market. Similarly, Sang-woo’s mother has a fish stall there
He is a new father as his wife just delivered their baby boy on 29 September
Who wants that bobble head on their desks?
A famous chicken restaurant in South Korea called Kkanbu wants to make veteran actor Oh Young-Soo their new spokesperson, but he says No, thank you
That’s because his character Il-nam is a “kkanbu”, or ally, to Gi-Hun in the Games
If you had emphatised with Player 001, you had wasted your time
Now everybody wants this dalgona honeycomb candy
Will Wi Ha-joon return as police officer Hwang Jun-ho in Season 2?
The Frontman, his brother, shot him in the shoulder and he fell off the cliff and yet his body was not found. In TV land, yes, he can come back
Oh yes, we’d want to see more of him
Anupam Tripathi who plays Ali, with the 3 ladies of the Game
Gangster Jang Deok-su (Player 101) whom we all love to hate – is played to perfection by Heo Sung Tae. The actor gained 15kg for the role so that the gangster will look fearsome and formidable
There’s always time for a wefie
The famous toilet lady with a mouth oh so foul, played brilliantly by Kim Joo-ryoung
Gong Yoo the Recruiter should be recruiting more desperate players for Season 2
The phone number actually belongs to a real person. .poor chap had since been inundated with thousands of calls and texts
The enigmatic Frontman, who enjoys jazz and is actually a bit of an OCD
Lee Byung Hun plays the Frontman, later revealed to be the brother of police officer Hwang Jun-ho. He had donated a kidney to his sibling, but has no hesitation to shoot him to protect the Game
He is a past winner of the Game, because he survived. Losers are eliminated .. permanently
I’ll be back!