Squid Game’s O Yeong-su, 77, (Player 001) reveals how Netflix changed his life, says he doesn’t have manager so his daughter is helping with calls and messages: ‘Being famous is tough too’

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He captured hearts as the elderly underdog player 001 in a squid game.

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And O Yeong-su talks about how much his life has changed since the release of the highly popular Netflix series.

The 77-year-old actor discussed how much his life has changed since Squid Game and even opened up about the dark side of fame.

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Rising Star: O Yeong-su discusses how much his life has changed since Squid Game and even gets candid about the dark side of fame

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He appeared in an episode of MBC’s How Do You Play? and according to sumpy He has turned down several offers to appear in commercials, including starring in a fried chicken commercial.

Yeong-su also talked about ‘squid game syndrome’ and even said that so many people are trying to contact her that she had to help her daughter as she explained: ‘I feel so that I am floating in the air. It makes me think, “I need to calm down, settle my thoughts, and hold myself back right now.”

‘So many people are contacting me, and because I don’t have a manager to help me, it’s hard for me to handle the volume of calls and messages I receive. That’s why my daughter is helping me.

Hot Commodity: The 71-year-old actor appeared in an episode of MBC's How Do You Play?  And according to Sompy he has turned down several offers to appear in commercials, including starring in a fried chicken commercial.

Hot Commodity: The 71-year-old actor appeared in an episode of MBC’s How Do You Play? And according to Sompy he has turned down several offers to appear in commercials, including starring in a fried chicken commercial.

‘Things have changed a lot. Even when I go out to a cafe or somewhere like that, I need to be aware of it now [how I appear to others]. It got me thinking, ‘Being famous is hard too.’

Yeong-su is a veteran actor who has been acting for almost six decades, starting his career in 1963.

The King Lear star is certainly wise as she also spoke about her personal philosophy as she said: ‘Our society often accepts only first place, as if everyone else doesn’t matter. As if there is only the first place, and the second place is meaningless. But even though second place lost to first place, second place also outperformed third place. So everyone is really a winner.

Yong-su also talked about 'squid game syndrome' and even said that so many people are trying to contact her that she had to help her daughter as she explained: 'I feel so that I am floating in the air.  Makes me scratch my head and think,

Yeong-su also talked about ‘squid game syndrome’ and even said that so many people are trying to contact her that she had to help her daughter as she explained: ‘I feel so that I am floating in the air. It makes me think, “I need to calm down, settle my thoughts, and hold myself back right now”‘

‘So I think a true winner is someone who is working hard on the things they want to do and trying to reach a certain position inside. I think that kind of person is a winner.

Despite her rapidly growing fame, Yeong-su is not striving for massive success and is content with where she is in her life.

He explained: ‘I don’t have any big ambitions. Big or small, I have got a lot in life. Now, I want to leave behind the things that I’ve got. Simply put, let’s say you go to a mountain and see a flower. When we are young, we pick flowers and take it for ourselves.

‘But by the time you reach my age, you leave it as it is, and you go back to watch it again later. It is the same with life. Leaving things as they are. It is not easy.’

Despite his rapidly rising fame, Yeong-su is not striving for massive success and is satisfied with where he is in his life as he said: 'By the time you reach my age, you will Leave it as it is, and you go back to watch it again later.  It is the same with life.  Leaving things as they are.  It's not easy'

Despite his rapidly rising fame, Yeong-su is not striving for massive success and is satisfied with where he is in his life as he said: ‘By the time you reach my age, you will Leave it as it is, and you go back to watch it again later. It is the same with life. Leaving things as they are. It is not easy’

Regardless, the talented actor’s worldwide platform is higher than ever as it was recently reported that Squid Game is officially Netflix’s most-watched new series, garnering 142 million people in its first month – Nearly double the previous record held by Bridgerton.

Since becoming available on September 17th, Squid Game has been watched by 142 million subscribers — the most in the first 30 days of a show on the streaming site.

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