'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae was surprised by his 'brainless loser' character in hit K-drama series


Childhood friends Sang-woo and Gi-hun are forced to go against each other in 'Squid Game'. Photo: Netflix

Korean actor Lee Jung-jae is known for portraying cool and charismatic characters on screen, as seen in drama Chief Of Staff and films Assassination, Along With The Gods and the 2020 film Deliver Us From Evil.

However, in the new Netflix series Squid Game, Lee plays, well, a loser, as described by the series’ writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk.

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