Jung Ho-yeon on ‘Squid Game”s popularity: “I try not to dwell too much on the success”

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“I am well aware of how much work I have to do and learn to be a better actor”

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squid game Star Jung Ho-yeon has opened up about her breakout role in the hit TV series and what she plans to do after her success.

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in an interview with Korea HeraldAbout model turned actress squid game In what is to be her first major acting role, how is she dealing with her sudden stardom – Jung recently became the most-followed Korean actress on Instagram – and what she plans to do in the future.

Jung mentioned how she requested to meet with director Hwang Dong-hyuk when the series had just started production because she “has been unsure of myself as an actor and has been questioning my ability”. .


“I think I wanted confirmation that I was really a good fit for the character,” she said. With Hwang’s advice and support from senior actors, I was able to successfully complete my assigned role squid game

Despite his initial uncertainty about portraying the character of Kang Sa-byok, Jung notes how he has since been influenced by his personality. squid game Role. “Earlier [acting as] Sae-byeok, I was a self-centered person,” Jung said. “That could be the biggest hurdle for me while playing this character. I tried a lot to be the real Sai-byeok.”

But despite his overnight success, at the top squid gameOf international popularity, Jung said she is trying not to let it go to its head. “I am well aware of how much work I have to do and learn to be a better actor,” Jung said. “I try not to focus too much on the success of ‘Squid Game’. For fans, I think it’s best to show Jung Ho-yeon better as an actor in his next job.”

In other news, Jung Ho-yeon basically opened up about what it was like to film the hit Netflix original series. In a recently released behind-the-scenes video, the model-turned-actress said that filming the show was “really terrifying” at times.

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