October 08, 2021 11:01
Stars of Netflix's Korean series "Squid Game," which is enjoying global popularity, appeared on a popular U.S. talk show on Wednesday.
Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon and Jung Ho-yeon, the main cast of the hit series, were invited to appear virtually on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
The host introduced them as "stars of the biggest television show in the world."
Asked when he realized the show had become so big, Park answered without hesitation, "Right now." "I'm so thankful that so many folks are watching this through so many media outlets, but I feel [the success] even more at this very moment [while appearing on the show]," he said.
When asked what is behind the popularity of the series, Wi said part of its appeal is Korean children's play. "That can be very original, refreshing and also shocking at the same time to the global viewers," he said.
"Squid Game" is about a high-stakes survival competition in which down-on-their-luck players are taken to a mysterious location where they must compete in one children's game after another to win a prize or face death.
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