“The Squid Game” is the famous series that premiered on Netflix on September 17. Less than a month after its launch, it has become the most watched series on the platform. At the Vox Media Code Conference, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix revealed that the Korean production already has more than 625 million viewing hours. This means that 78 million viewers watched the entire first season.
In addition to the plot and originality of the series, its success is due to its cast, which is one of the best payments. As it transpired, the protagonist, who ends up winning the game, has become the second highest paid in his country. Lee Jung-jae, known as “the Korean Ricardo Darín” was born in Seoul and played Seon Gi-Hun.
With the success of “The Squid Game”, The actor increased his followers on Instagram and has already passed 75 thousand. However, their earnings also increased. Lee received around 300,000 won per episode, or $ 344,000. In total, the Seon performer earned about 3.1 million at the end of filming.
In addition, his popularity grew and now he is a star of Netflix. Brands from different countries request to advertise since his face has become one of the best known among subscribers. However, the highest paid actor in Korea is Song Joong-ki, who surpassed $ 206,000 for each of the episodes he starred in in Vicenzo.
Regarding other characters in “The Squid Game“They also transcended their salaries. Park Hae-soo, who played Cho Sang-Woo earned around $ 49,000 per episode, far less than his partner. Second, inside the tank of the red N platform, he finds HoYeon Jun, who stepped into the shoes of Kang Sae-byeok, earning “a few hundred thousand Taiwanese dollars per episode for his work.”