Recently, the solid of Squid Game headed out to the states to attend a particular screening of the K-Drama in Hollywood, California. Ready to go along with their translator in tow, Lee Jung Jae, the collection’ director Hwang Dong Hyuk, and the remainder of the solid made their manner onto the pink carpet to greet their followers. However, it was right here that an American reporter from NBC‘s Extra TV requested a query to Lee Jung Jae that has been receiving combined responses from netizens.
The reporter, who might be seen interviewing the actor and the director with enthusiasm, requested Lee Jung Jae, “I’m sure you can’t leave the house anymore without people recognizing you. What has been the biggest life change for you since the series came out?” And whereas it was meant with probably the most pure intentions, some netizens believed that her query confirmed her lack of analysis into Lee Jung Jae.
NBC Reporter: I’m certain you possibly can’t depart the home anymore with out individuals recognizing you. What has been the largest life change for you for the reason that collection got here out?
Lee Jung Jae: Yes you might be proper, certainly. The greatest change must be how I’m so acknowledged by all people in all places, even within the United States at that. So once I would go to eating places or out within the streets, I get acknowledged by so many individuals and generally, when they’re gazing me, I get startled and assume to myself ‘wait, why are they looking at me like that.’ But then once I lock eyes with them, they might immediately speak about ‘Squid Game.’ So these are the moments once I realized we actually did make it huge.
The cause behind the backlash is because of the truth that Lee Jung Jae has been one among South Korea’s prime actors for many years now, ever since his debut again in 1993. Having been within the trade for nearly 30 years, the actor by no means as soon as discovered himself in a profession rut. With each manufacturing he filmed, Lee Jung Jae discovered even better fame attributable to his unbelievable performing expertise and skill to digest each character portrayal.
With his latest look in Squid Game, nevertheless, Lee Jung Jae was catapulted into worldwide success like by no means earlier than. As he began to achieve recognition everywhere in the world, the actor started to see reputation, even within the Western nations. Lee Jung Jae has been busy selling the Netflix dystopian collection within the states, as he will get his identify much more identified within the nation. However, those that are new to the Korean leisure trade might not have been conscious of Lee Jung Jae’s earlier Korean fame—just like the NBC reporter.
Even although the Squid Game actor had a beautiful response to the reporter’s query, many Korean netizens discovered her query to be “ignorant” attributable to her supposed lack of analysis in regards to the actor previous to her interview.
- “Lee Jung Jae has been a top star ever since I was born. What the f*ck is she saying ㅋㅋ”
- “The translator has skills + sense..”
- “Lee Jung Jae never went through an unpopular phase ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “His debut production had a viewership rating of 50% ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “What kind of question is this to a person who’s always been a top star ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “There’s no one in South Korea who doesn’t know who Lee Jung Jae is!!! Isn’t it common courtesy to research a little bit before interviewing someone? Wow, that country truly is ignorant ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Lee Jung Jae has always been a top star though…”
However, there have been some netizens who have been a bit of extra forgiving in direction of the reporter, as they sympathized along with her unfamiliarity with Lee Jung Jae.
You can catch clip from the interview in query down under.
“For you, I’m sure you can’t leave the house anymore without people recognizing you. What has been the biggest life change for you since the series came out?”🤡
OH THE CRINGE pic.twitter.com/Z9h35yDWxG
— Fel (@Fel_Space) November 10, 2021