Squid Game, this is THE series revelation of this year 2021. Indeed, as the end of the year approaches, it is now clear that no other show will be able to compete with the undeniable success of Squid Game. Indeed, just a few days after its release, the Korean series broke all audience records on Netflix, thus becoming a true global phenomenon throughout the world. A feat that had not been achieved since The Money Heist ! A sudden popularity that propelled the show’s cast members to the forefront. What did not fail to worry the actress Jung Ho-yeon, ill-prepared for this success.
Interviewed by the site The Hollywood Reporter, the interpreter of Kang Sae-byeok alias the player 067, thus confided to have had a lot of difficulty to accept the massive success of the series. “I discovered it a week after its release. I couldn’t keep up with the growth rate of Squid Game’s success because since COVID I think everything is faster. Even online, it goes so fast. It was difficult to follow “. So much so that it had an impact on her physical health, as she then reveals.
“I lost 2 kg in a week when it became a success. I couldn’t eat. It wasn’t stress, I just didn’t know the feeling. I was kind of losing myself. Now I feel very comfortable with the Squid Game team so I can slowly get used to this success with people. But when I was home all alone watching the popularity roll in, I was surprised“. A largely understandable reaction! Indeed, it is not uncommon for actors who are so dazzlingly successful to have trouble managing it. The proof, even Kit Harington alias Jon Snow in Game of Thrones said he was mentally affected by his popularity.