Squid Game: O Yeong Su Praised After Turning Down Interviews

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Squid Game, alongside its cast members, continues to rise to stardom following the success of the series. One of the show's fan-favorite is even making headlines this week.

After his Golden Globe victory, the spotlight has turned to O Yeong Su. He played the role of Player 001 Oh Il Nam on the Netflix hit title, which is the basis of his recent win.

The latest on the news, though, is about his shocking move after obtaining the award.


As it happened, he turned down his interviews in relation to his career milestone, and netizens praised him for it. AllKpop released a report on the matter, covering what went down.

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Why O Yeong Su Turned Down His Interviews

The publication said that several media outlets lined up to get an interview with the Squid Game star. But, instead of accepting the offers and invites, he refused them all because of one simple reason.

As claimed, O Yeong Su responded that he could not make them because he has a "play (theater)" to attend to the following day. But, despite refusing to do the interviews, the South Korean actor shared his acceptance speech through a phone interview.

The details of the reported events first emerged on The JoongAng.

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Fans, Followers Applauded Squid Game Actor

After learning what the Squid Game actor did, netizens across the globe praised and applauded him. Some stated that they compliment O Yeong Su for his "unchanging diligence" and passion for acting.

Others echoed the statements, adding that he is "consistent" with his work. Although a few reportedly thought it was "so crazy" of him to do what he did, the majority still showered him with adoration and support.

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A Historic Golden Globe Win

O Yeong Su winning the Best Performance By A Supporting Actor In a Series, Limited Series, or Television Movie at the Golden Globes is a historic win for him, Squid Game, and even South Korea. People explained that this is because the 77-year-old celebrity is the first South Korean actor to ever win a Golden Globe award.

With his stint with Squid Game, he beat out a list of other highly acclaimed actors. These include Brett Goldstein, Keiran Culkin, Mark Duplass, and Billy Crudup.

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