Interesting things to know about the Squid Game cast and show
Viewers transferred 456 won into bank account featured in ATM scene
In a recent online interview, Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk addressed various topics relating to his latest hit project, one of them being whether the bank account used in the ATM scene in the last episode was used with permission.
Dong-hyuk said the account actually belongs to one of the producers of the show, and that people were making deposits of 456 won ($0.50) into the account.
However, it has been closed “to avoid potential issues in the future”.
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Heo Sung-tae, aka Player 101, gave up high-flying job to become an actor
Heo Sung-tae, who played the villain in the show, only began his career in showbiz at the age of 34.
Before becoming an actor, he studied Russian language and culture at Pusan National University, and worked for the overseas business marketing team in LG Electronics.
He then joined one of South Korea’s biggest shipbuilding companies Daewoo Shipping & Marine Co., where he reportedly earned an annual income of 70 million won.
However, after emerging fifth on the Korean talent show Be The Star in 2011, he gave up his career for acting.