‘Squid Game’ Creator Reveals the One Scene That Convinced Him Gi-hun Wasn’t Evil

It seems the world cannot stop talking about Squid Game, even months after its premiere in 2021. With the recent history-making Emmy nominations, director and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk thinks back to the process of making the K-drama. The Squid Game mastermind discusses finding its lead actor, and when the one moment he realized Seong Gi-hun was not a bad guy at heart.

Seong Gi-hun makes bad choices life choices in ‘Squid Game’

South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae brought to life the role of Seong Gi-hun in Squid Game. The K-drama’s somewhat protagonist is not the sin-free angel one would expect. Upon the first introduction, he did not make the best impression. Fans saw him have a gambling problem and cannot hold a job or his money. Above all, it rubbed fans wrong when he asked his mother for money.

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