Lee Jung-jae, the lead actor of Netflix's original Korean drama 'Squid Game', which caused a worldwide sensation, had an interview with the New York Times (NYT), a prominent American daily.

On the 18th, NYT posted an interview with Lee Jung-jae on its website, saying, "The 'squid game' has become a global phenomenon within a month of its release."

The NYT reported, "Avid fans can wear gym uniforms from 'Squid Game', make dalgona, and even learn Korean, but those who underestimate 'Squid Game' point out that there's a lot of violence and gaps in the plot." .

Lee Jung-jae responded to the NYT question that some critics criticize the violence and vague message of 'Squid Game', asking him to watch the drama again and judge it.

'Squid Game' is a work depicting a survival game in which participants risk their lives to win a prize of KRW 45.6 billion.

Lee Jung-jae said, "I understand the mixed reaction to 'Squid Game' and "I want to recommend watching it again to viewers who felt it was a bit uninteresting."

He said, "Koreans have an altruistic mindset, and I think that friends are very precious and important.

Following "'Squid Game' is a story about people, not a survival game.

He said, "When we watch 'Squid Game,' we ask ourselves questions, such as 'Have we forgotten what we should never lose as human beings?'

(Photo = provided by Netflix, Yonhap News) 

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