‘Squid Game’ creator reveals the one scene that convinced him Gi-hun wasn’t evil

The world can’t seem to stop talking about squid game, even months after its 2021 premiere. With recent landmark Emmy nominations, director and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk looks back on the K-drama’s creation process. Squid Game’s mastermind talks about finding his lead actor, and when he realized that Seong Gi-hun wasn’t a bad guy deep down.

Seong Gi-hun makes poor life decisions on ‘Squid Game’

South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae played the role of Seong Gi-hun in Squid game. The leading man of the K-drama is not the sinless angel one would expect. At the first presentation, he did not make the best impression. Fans saw him having a gambling problem and he can’t keep a job or his money. Most of all, he upset the fans when he asked his mother for money.

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