If you haven’t seen Netflix’s Squid Game yet, we highly recommend that you put this series on your must-see list soon. The show has already surpassed other top Netflix projects’ ratings and left behind even Bridgerton and Stranger Things. So just to prepare you for the viewing or in case you’ve already seen it, tell you more about the actors, we have gathered a bit of information about these amazing people. You’ll even find their Instagram handles if you choose to follow them further.
Anyway, let’s play the squid game!
27-year-old model HoYeon Jung, had no idea what was about to happen to her career. She went from participating in modeling reality shows to becoming a household name in South Korea in just a few weeks. Interestingly, HoYeon Jung has not previously starred in movies or TV series. More than 22 million people have already subscribed to her Instagram (@hoooooyeony), and the number keeps growing rapidly.
Actor Jung Jae Lee played the protagonist in the “Squid Game” series. We started with him, and obviously, he’s made it till the end. That’s not a spoiler, just basic story structure. Lee did not have an Instagram account at all before the project was released on Netflix. Now Jung Jae Lee (@from_jjlee) has more than 4 million subscribers, and he’s even been verified, which is a rare occurrence even among celebrities.
Park Hae So is playing a friend of the protagonist, who’s been deceiving his mother for a long time, pretending to be a successful broker or something. He didn’t even have an Instagram page when they were shooting Squid Game. But shortly after the release, Park created one, and now he’s got 2.6 million fans following him!
The only non-Korean Squid Game player is 33-year-old Anupam Tripathi, a South Korean actor of Indian descent. He was too pure for that show. His Instagram currently has almost 4 million followers.
The oldest player in The Squid Game is 76-year-old Oh-Young Soo, who almost always used to play Buddhist monks in other movies. His Instagram (@ohyoung_so) currently has over 125k followers, which means that that’s either not his official account or people didn’t like him that much.
The role of the main bad guy, or at least the main a-hole, went to Heo Sung-tae, whom you may remember from the Monster series. This guy got so popular, he went from zero followers on Instagram to 2.2 million in a month!
We can’t talk about #101 without mentioning Kim Joo-Ryoung’s #212. What was she even doing in the game? It feels like her character was added to spice up the drama. Her Instagram popularity skyrocketed after the show’s release, and now she’s sitting at 2.3 million followers.
The girl, who went from a minor character to one of the most tragic players in the middle of the series, is played by Lee Yoo-mi, a South Korean actress and singer. She was already a big name in the showbiz industry, but after Netflix released Squid Game, Yoo-mi has gained millions of new followers and is currently at 6.8mil!
The handsome policeman was played by Wi Ha Jun, a South Korean actor and model. His Instagram has a lot of spicy photos, so it’s not a big surprise that he has a large army of fans — over 9.1 million followers!
Now go ahead and follow them all if you like what they do because, once you’ve proven yourself as a Netflix star, you’ll be featured in a ton of new projects.