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‘Is this how you do it?’: ‘Squid Game’ stars Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae officially join Instagram

By Hannah Mallorca Published Oct 04, 2021 5:35 pm

Welcome to Instagram, Player 218 and Player 456!

With Squid Game on its way to becoming one of the biggest K-dramas to date, it has propelled actors Park Hae-soo (Player 218) and Lee Jung-jae (Player 456) to superstardom. This led to the actors finally creating their personal Instagram accounts to communicate with their fans. 

Hae-soo, considered by fans as one of the most good-looking stars in the series, announced his arrival by posting a selfie of himself in a suit. “I also participated (in Squid Game). My name is Park Hae-soo,” he said.

The actor also gave fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the trending K-drama. In a separate post, he’s seen wearing the game’s signature green tracksuit as he competed in the dalgona or sugar honeycomb challenge. 

Hae-soo has already gained over 853,000 followers since he opened his Instagram account. 

Meanwhile, fellow Squid Game star and veteran actor Jung-jae marked his entrance into Instagram with a close-up selfie of himself in a suit. “Is this how you do it,” he asked fans in the caption. 

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Like Hae-soo, Jung-jae gave fans a behind-the-scenes look of Squid Game in separate posts. He also treated fans with a selfie of himself with co-stars Haesoo, Jung Hoyeon (Player 067), Anupam Tripathi (Player 199), and Oh Youngsoo (Player 001). 

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Since launching his Instagram account, Jung-jae has already gained over 1.4 million followers while his first post has earned over 1.4 million likes.

​​Squid Game is a nine-episode survival K-drama about 456 players competing in life-threatening versions of children’s games to win W45.6 billion (around P1.96 billion). Jung-jae and Hae-soo star as two childhood friends who join the game—only to realize there is more at stake than just the prize money.

Prior to Squid Game, Hae-soo appeared in K-dramas such as Prison Playbook and Legend of the Blue Sea

Jung-jae, who debuted as a fashion model, starred in the 2010 erotic thriller film The Housemaid and 2012 heist film The Thieves

Banner and thumbnail photos from @netflixkr, @haesoopark_official, and @from_jjlee’s Instagram accounts