Following the worldwide success of their Netflix series “Squid Game,” Korean actors Lee Jung-jae and Park Hae-soo have opened their personal Instagram accounts to community with fans.
Lee Jung-jae, 48, who plays the role of gambler Seong Gi-hun and designated as player No. 456, opened his Instagram account on Oct. 2.
“Is this…. how you do it…..?^^ #LeeJungJae #SquidGame,” he captioned his first uploaded photo of himself.
His first post was liked by 1.11 million people. As of Oct. 2, he had 445,304 Instagram followers. Lee Jung-jae’s followers reached one million at about 2:34 p.m. on Oct. 3.
His second upload is a video of himself and fellow Korean actor Jung Woo-sung. The two are working together in the film “Hunt.”
Park Hae-soo, 39, also opened his own Instagram account on Oct. 2 with a selfie as his first post and wrote, “I participated, too. I’m Park Hae Soo. #ParkHaesoo #ChoSangwoo #SquidGame #SQUIDGAME.
He plays the role of Cho Sang-woo, who is wanted by authorities, and is player No. 218 in “Squid Game.”
On the first day, he attracted 247,074 followers on Instagram. As of writing, his followers totaled 578,464.
Meanwhile, the cast of “Squid Game” will appear on the Oct. 6 episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Fallon confirmed it by retweeting a news story about it and wrote, “Green light,” referring to the game “Red Light, Green Light” on “Squid Game.”
“Squid Game” is about 456 debt-ridden people in Korea who participate in deadly survival games with a 45.6 billion won ($38.5 million) prize at stake. It also stars Wi Ha-joon, O Yeong-su, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung.
The series was produced with a budget of 20 billion won (about $16.8 million) and is now the No. 1 show worldwide on Netflix, according to streaming analytics website FlixPatrol.
As of Oct. 2, “Squid Game” is No. 1 in 81 countries and territories including the US, Philippines, Vietnam, Peru, Italy and Canada, and is No. 2 in Denmark and Turkey.