Squid fishing game star Lee Jung-jae talked about his life since the viral success of the Netflix series and what the show means for the future of Korean media.
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In a recent interview with Limit lineLee talked about how, despite the worldwide popularity of Squid fishing game – including critical success at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the SAG Awards – his life has remained largely unchanged.
“I still don’t feel like my life has changed dramatically,” he explains, though, it’s a different story for his career. The actor noted that the K-drama’s success has opened up “more opportunities to work with amazing people on more projects.”
On the topic of opportunity, Lee mentioned that he had “ [been] received a lot of support” from the popular talent agency Creative Artists Agency, which he signed with earlier this year. The actor explained, “After many meetings, I came to the conclusion that we could be a good partner. “I’m really grateful.”
Later in the interview, the actor talked about his big hopes for the future of Korean media in the international arena. “We now live in an era where the ability to express emotions is more important to an actor than language skills,” explains Lee. “I’m not fluent in English, but I don’t think that will stop me from conveying the emotions of my characters.”
Language barriers aside, Lee also noted the variety of “entertaining Korean content such as Squid fishing game. ”
“There are so many series and movies that are being produced with different genres that have never been tried before,” he explains. “These series and films will move and entertain audiences in many other countries.”
Lee will reprise the role of Seong Gi-hun in the second season of Squid fishing gameaccording to creator Hwang Dong-hyuk.
Netflix K-drama director and producer teased what fans can expect in Limit lineThe annual Contenders TV at Paramount Studios, held last month. “There is definitely Gi-hun,” said the screenwriter. “He will return and I believe Front Man (played by Lee Byung-hun) will also return.”
https://www.nme.com/news/tv/squid-game-lee-jung-jae-life-hasnt-changed-dramatically-despite-success-3228078?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=squid-game-lee-jung-jae-life-hasnt-changed-dramatically-despite-success ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae says life hasn’t “changed dramatically” despite the K-drama’s success