Lee Jung-jae, who portrayed Gi-hun (Player 456) on Squid Game, tells which of the show’s deadly games was the most hardest to shoot.
Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung are among the skilled cast members of Squid Game.
Another is the writing, which acts as a reflection on class differences and unbridled capitalism. However, a large portion of the attractiveness is from the concept itself, as it is based on the type of children’s play that most viewers are familiar with.
In a wide-ranging interview with EW, Lee addresses the success of Squid Game and the possibility of a season 2 while also revealing which of the series’ games were the most challenging to film.
The actor highlights two competitions in particular, beginning with the Honeycomb game.
He explained: “I had to express with very minimal movement.” Still, he noted it was that final confrontation between Gi-hun and Sang-woo (Park) that was the most challenging.
Lee’s quote is below.
“Because Gi-hun is very hurt because of all these games. And he knows he has to admit the fact that he deceived others in order to survive himself, so he’s very disappointed in himself and in Sang-woo [Park Hae-soo], his close friend, because he betrayed him.
“These two characters are fighting against each other with their life on the line when they’re childhood friends, so the scene itself is very heartbreaking. It was very emotionally tough.
“Secondly, I remember that when we were filming that scene when the two were fighting, it was in winter, so the weather was very cold. In Korea the winter is very freezing cold. I remember filming that scene for about four days in the rain with the sprinkler, so it was very emotionally and physically tough.”