‘Squid Game’ actress Jung Ho-yeon to star in upcoming Cate Blanchett-starrer Apple series

Jung Ho-yeon is set to star in a new acting project.

‘Squid Game’ actress Jung Ho-yeon to star in upcoming Cate Blanchett-starrer Apple series-Toff C.
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03/19/2022 10:47 AM
‘Squid Game’ actress Jung Ho-yeon to star in upcoming Cate Blanchett-starrer Apple series
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Squid Game actress Jung Ho-yeon has been confirmed as a cast member of the upcoming Apple series Disclaimer.

According to Variety, Ho-yeon will be part of the series alongside Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The Korean actress will play the role of Kim in the series. Variety reported that the character is described as an "ambitious" and "hard-working" character who will be working for Catherine Ravenscroft (Cate Blanchett). 


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Ho-yeon headlined her first project as an actress in the hit Netflix series Squid Game. 

She played the role of Kang Sae-byeok on the show, a North Korean defector who joins a group of people in a survival game to win billions in cash.

Her performance in the series earned her a Best Actress trophy at the recently concluded Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. 

In her emotional speech at the SAG Awards, the actress remarked that winning the award was a dream come true for her. 

"First and foremost, thank you so much. I have sat many times watching you on the big screen, dreaming of one day becoming an actor. I just want to say thank you so much. Thank you," she said. 

She added, "You make me dream and open the door for me. And I love you my 'Squid Game' crew."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She also recently bagged the best actress award in an action series at the Critics Choice Super Awards. 

Prior to becoming an actress, Ho-yeon worked as a model. She walked various international runways and was featured in different magazines.

READ: 'Squid Game' stars Lee Jung-jae and Jung ho-yeon win big at 2022 SAG Awards

Ho-yeon was also first runner-up in Korea's Next Top Model in 2013.  She became a global ambassador for Louis Vuitton in 2021. 

The Squid Game star became the cover star of Vogue in February this year. In her interview with the magazine, Ho-yeon talked about her experience after her sudden rise to global fame.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The feeling, there’s a limit to what words can express. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t eat," she told Vogue. 

"I was so confused, and it was so chaotic. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t trust it. My mom did joke that my acting was very realistic, like when I’m being mean to her," she further shared.