What the Cast of “Squid Game” Looks Like in Real Life

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!

1. HoYeon Jung — #067

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.

2. Jung Jae Lee — #456

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.

3. Park Hae So — #218

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!

4. Anupam Tripathi — #199

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.

5. Oh-Young Soo — #001

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.

6. Heo Sung-Tae — #101

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!

7. Kim Joo-Ryoung — #212

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.

8. Lee Yoo-Mi — #240

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!

9. Wi Ha Jun — The Detective

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.

Top 5 Best Movies of 2018 So Far

2018 has been a roller coaster of cinematic year.

Disney continue to rule the world thanks to all of the Marvel and Star Wars and Pixar releases, while the high benchmark of quality horror set by 2017 has continued to power on through to this year too, with some of the very best and very worst releases to be found in that genre.

So without further ado, here are our top five and bottom five movies of 2018 so far…


It was a toss up between this and Game Night, but we had to give this one the edge, simply because the trailer was so horrendously awful, that the really-very-funny final product came as a total shock.

Plus, the female-centric coming-of-age sex comedy gave us a new angle on a done-to-death sub-genre. Plus there was butt-chugging, and that’s never not funny.


The guy behind Ex Machina returns with a Netflix exclusive about an all-female scientist group sent into the woods to find out why every other scientist group that has gone in there have never come back. One of the most visually beautiful horrors ever made, and with the kind of IQ that is probably exactly the reason why they kept it away from the cinema in the end.

Natalie Portman delivers a brilliant performance, but really this is another feather in the cap for writer/director Alex Garland.


The best movie nobody went to see. Resident cinematic oddball Joaquin Phoenix plays a .. well, a bit of a total oddball in Lynne Ramsey’s first movie since 2011’s We Need To Talk About Kevin. The writer/director of Movies With Very Long Titles gives us a super-grimy revenge story, with Phoenix playing a kind-of-assassin, who ends up diving headlong into a child sex ring and the powerful men who run it don’t want him snooping around.

This kind of film that requires a shower immediately afterwards, but also one that will have you talking about it non-stop for days.


John Krasinski pulled off triple-duty here, playing writer/director/star for this minimalist horror with a face-palm’ingly obvious, why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-this-before premise. Monsters will kill you if you make any noise, so silence is your friend.

The movie forced audiences to let their popcorn go uneaten as the fear of making any noise spilled into reality, as the Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt managed to get you on the family’s side almost immediately, and then follow through with some of the most insanely tense set-pieces you can imagine.


Despite the many shocking scenes, Hereditary is so much more than that. Oscar-worthy performances. Absolutely beautiful imagery. A thoughtful drama on the stresses of family and the damages passed on down from parents to their children. And then there is the horror aspect, which creeps under your skin just enough to be constantly setting off goosebumps, all the while building up a constant sense of dread.

Normal horror movies, there is a build up, and then there is a scare, and then our tension is reset to zero. In Hereditary, there is a build up, and then a scare, but there is no relief. It simply continues to build up the tension until you’re convinced you’re going to have a panic attack. More endurance test than entertainment, and all the better for it.

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