‘Squid Game’ Player 001 actor “floating on air” after series changes his life
Squid game Actor Yeong-su Oh has revealed how the Netflix series has changed his life.
The 77-year-old actor, who rose to worldwide fame as Player 001 in the series, appeared on a South Korean TV show How can i play to discuss the impact of the show’s success on her life.
“I feel like I’m floating in the air,” Yeong-su said (via Soompi). “It makes me think, ‘I need to calm myself down, organize my thoughts, and hold back now.’
“So many people have contacted me, and because I don’t have a manager to help me, it is difficult for me to manage the volume of calls and messages I receive, so my daughter helped me . “
He added: “Things have changed a bit. Even when I go out to a cafe or somewhere like that, I must now be aware of [how I appear to others]. It made me think, “Being famous is also difficult. “
According to Netflix, Squid game became the biggest launch for the streaming giant, topping the Netflix TV charts in 94 countries since its release in September.
The survival drama series follows a group of South Korean citizens who decide to participate in a series of twisted children’s games to win a huge cash prize.
Despite the popularity of the series, a second season has yet to be announced – although creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has teased some possible storylines.
In NME four star review of Squid game, it reads: “The show’s harsh social reviews, suspenseful competition, and likable characters remain largely captivating throughout the series. Yet once Squid game reaches its conclusion to reveal its puppeteers, its plot points become predictable, and the show’s message becomes too blunt and didactic.