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LOOK: Carlo Aquino in ‘Squid Game’ costume

‘Better late than never!’ actor Carlo Aquino captioned a photo of himself wearing a costume inspired by the popular Netflix series ‘Squid Game.’

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Leah Bueno

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10/15/2021 08:38 AM
LOOK: Carlo Aquino in ‘Squid Game’ costume
Photo credit to @jose_liwanag Instagram

Kapamilya actor Carlo Aquino, who earlier revealed that he was supposed to star in Squid Game, delighted his followers when he posted a photo of himself wearing a costume inspired by the popular Netflix series on Instagram on Thursday, October 14.

"Better late than never!" he wrote in the caption, before thanking the streaming platform Netflix Philippines for his costume.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Carlo Aquino (@jose_liwanag)

 

Within just hours since it was posted, the photo earned positive reactions from Carlo's followers, including fellow stars Gretchen Ho, Jolina Magdangal, Ara Mina, Jerald Napoles, Nikki Valdez, Dianne Medina, Nadine Samonte, Regine Angeles, Arlene Muhlach, Benj Manalo, and Japoy Lizardo.

It was in late September when Carlo revealed that he was supposed to play a role in Squid Game, the hit Korean series about a group of cash-strapped players who accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly.

READ: Carlo Aquino shares how he was able to audition for ‘Squid Game’

In an exclusive interview with Star Magic, Carlo shared that he was tapped to audition for the series after director Hwang Dong-Hyuk saw his movie Isa Pa With Feelings.

Carlo said he was then offered to play the role of Ali. According to the actor, he was supposed to shoot in Korea for more than a month, but due to lockdown restrictions, he was unable to fly out and do the series.

"Kaya siguro hindi ako natuloy dahil nagkaroon ng lockdown sa Korea. Ayaw nila magpapasok so siguro ‘yung mga available artists nila don sa Korea, ‘yun ang mga kinuha nila," he said.

The actor admitted that he feels sad about the missed opportunity. 

“Nanghihinayang ako eh. Nakakalungkot na hindi natuloy dahil sa pandemic,” he said. 

He added: “Sayang and ang galing na makagawa ka ng ganong istorya na nasa isang malaking-malaki na warehouse ‘yung shoot pero sobrang engaging no'ng series.” 

Since it was released last September, Squid Game has reached more than 111 million fans, making it Netflix's biggest ever series launched after the 2020 drama Bridgerton.

The nine-part series stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Yeong-su, HoYeon Jung, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.