Squid Game Villain Heo Sung Tae Aka Player 101 Gave Up His High-Flying Job To Become An Actor At 34
The 42-year-old, who is proficient in Russian, used to work in some of South Korea’s biggest conglomerates.
South Korean Netflix series Squid Game has taken the world by storm.
The show, which revolves around a group of cash-strapped individuals, who participate in a series of deadly childhood games to win a huge cash prize, reached No. 1 in 90 countries in 10 days, and is on track to become Netflix’s biggest show ever.
So it’s no surprise that it’s catapulted its actors into a level of fame few could ever imagine.
One of them is 42-year-old actor Heo Sung Tae, who plays ruthless gangster Jang Deok Soo aka Player 101.
Since the show was released on Netflix on September 17, Sung Tae’s Instagram following has jumped 40 times and now has over 570K followers.