“Squid Game” suddenly caught the eye of a powerful Hollywood director with a surprising reason.
Recently, international audiences are buzzing about director Steven Spielberg‘s interest in the television series “Squid Game“. In Hollywood, director Steven Spielberg is a veteran name behind many classic blockbusters, such as “Jaws“, “Jurassic Park” , the famous “Indiana Jones” series and etc.
Therefore, his comment for “Squid Game” is nothing short of “golden“, especially when this Netflix-branded Korean series is still creating a cult effect, leading the “hot trend” worldwide.
According to Deadline, what makes director Steven Spielberg impressed about “Squid Game” lies in the selection of roles.
Instead of inviting A-list stars who used to be familiar with Hollywood like Lee Byung Hun , Bae Doo Na … the film has many new faces, most of which are unique in the Western entertainment industry.
Therefore, when speaking for the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles), director Steven Spielberg thanked Ted Sarandos – Netflix’s content director, because he dared to change the traditional concept of casting.
“The appearance of the Squid Game completely changed the way a movie or series was successful. Thank you, Ted. Previously, the star’s name used to be a “box office guarantee” to attract audiences to the film. And now, interestingly, the blockbuster mystery comes from unknown, untapped faces” – director Steven Spielberg talks about Squid Game with beautiful words.
And indeed, most of the Squid Game actors are unknown internationally. In addition to the two male leads Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo who have had certain success in the country, Wi Ha Joon, Jung Ho Yeon , Oh Yeong Su, Kim Joo Ryung, Heo Sung Tae and Anupam Tripathi are all rising stars.
Some people even have a hand in acting like supermodel Jung Ho Yeon – she stormed social media with the role of “player 067” Sae Byeok.
Recently, The “Squid Game” star team has continued to insist on its ability as it has achieved many nominations at the Hollywood Awards season.
While actor Oh Young Soo won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Lee Jung Jae and Jung Ho Yeon were named at the 2022 SAG Awards (Film Actors Guild Awards), respectively.
Since its launch in September 2021, “Squid Game” has become Netflix’s most-watched series, accumulating 1.65 billion hours of viewing within its first 4 weeks and a stepping stone to America for many stars. Following the global success, Netflix has confirmed to continue the 2nd season of “Squid Game” in the near future.