Hwang Dong-hyuk Says He Regrets Killing Lee You Mi·Jung Hoyeon's Characters in 'Squid Game'

By  Lee Narin  | Sep 16, 2022

Hwang Dong-hyuk Says He Regrets Killing Lee You Mi·Jung Hoyeon's Characters in 'Squid Game'
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk shared that he deeply regrets killing actresses Lee You Mi and Jung Hoyeon's characters in 'Squid Game'. 

In the afternoon of September 16, Netflix's mega-successful series 'Squid Game' team, who just returned from attending one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies 'Emmy Awards', held a press conference. 

During the press conference, Hwang Dong-hyuk talked about the upcoming second season of 'Squid Game', "My next plan is to shoot the next season of 'Squid Game'. I'm still writing it, but I believe we'll kick off our shooting next year." 

He continued, "It's probably going to take about two years from now on; I'm guessing that it'll be out in 2024. I initially planned on working on a movie after 'Squid Game', but I felt like that would make the gap between the first season and second season too wide that I've decided to just get 'Squid Game 2' done first." 

He playfully added, "It's actually also because I thought if I postpone the production too much, all actors/actresses, including Lee Jung Jae, would become way too old for it." 
Squid GameThen, the director laughed and shared his regret about killing some characters in 'Squid Game'. 

Hwang Dong-hyuk commented, "Every character that the viewers loved have died in the series, so I don't really know what to do at the moment. I had no idea that the series would make it this big! I honestly killed them too fast... I'm sorry!" 

He resumed, "I really want to make them return from the dead, so I have lots in my head these days. I do want to bring 'Ji-yeong' back to life, but her close friend 'Sae-byeok' has died as well, so... I don't know what to do." 
Squid Game'Ji-yeong' is a character played by Lee You Mi, who entered 'game' after serving punishment for murdering her father, who had murdering her mother, in revenge; 'Sae-byeok' (Jung Hoyeon) is a North Korean defector who joined the 'game' to pay for a broker that can find and retrieve her family from the North. 

'Ji-yeong' left a lasting impression on many viewers with her friendship and sacrifice for 'Sae-byeok'. 
Squid Game(Credit= Baik Seung-chul/SBS Entertainment News, 'leeyoum262' Instagram, Netflix Korea) 

(SBS Star)