Heo Sung Tae, who portrayed the antagonist Jang Deok Soo in the hit Netflix series “Squid Game,” spoke about his experiences in the show. “Squid Game” was a huge success. The actor won the hearts of millions of fans all over the globe with his brilliant performance as the dishonest gangster leader in the Korean television series that consisted of nine episodes.
Heo Sung Tae’s Surprising Preparation for “Squid Game”
The 44-year-old South Korean actor reportedly had to drastically change his appearance to become Jang Deok Soo. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, he had to take a hiatus from filming, and he said he lost weight during that time. This contributed to his eventual casting in Squid Game. Interestingly, the production crew for the Netflix series reached out to him and remarked on his weight. Deok Soo’s slender build is a key part of his role, he explains, so director Hwang Dong Hyuk was concerned about his weight loss when they first met. In addition, Heo Sung Tae detailed his preparation for the role of his character, which included putting on a significant amount of weight in a very short amount of time. He gained between 15 and 17 kilos in weight in a month, and this was the first time he had ever done so while maintaining a relatively slow rate of increase.
A ‘Depleting’ Effect of the ‘Squid Game’ on Heo Sung Tae’s Health
Following the completion of the production, the actor began a diet to be in better shape for the next role. He lost weight unexpectedly but acknowledged that his health had suffered due to his weight swings. My calf muscles tore, and my knees suffered as well. According to the actor, his health had deteriorated generally. After this, the Beyond Evil star stated he seriously thought about future projects that would need him to put on weight. Gaining weight is three times as difficult as losing it, he said.
Heo Sung Tae and Lee Jung Jae, Co-Stars of “Squid Game,” to Reteam
Heo Sung Tae, star of the Korean smash hit series, will also be seen in the forthcoming action flick Hunt. Lee Jung Jae, who played player 456 Seong Gi Hun in Squid Game, will be reunited with him. They’ll assist the show’s two main actors, Jung Woo Sung and Jeon Hye Jin. Heo Sung Tae will co-star with Park Pyong Ho, portrayed by the Oscar-winner Lee Jung Jae, as the National Intelligence Service’s anthropologist in the next film.
Reactions to Heo Sung Tae’s Instagram Stardom
The stars of the suspense Kdrama Squid Game became instant sensations following its widespread acclaim. As a result, Heo Sung Tae’s Instagram following skyrocketed to its present 1.5 million people. He had a humorous way of showing his appreciation for his audience. He shared an Instagram selfie with a bouquet, captioned with a clever joke. He expressed his gratitude for helping him become a multimillionaire in a letter. Meanwhile, the Korean drama Squid Game has become an international phenomenon, topping the Netflix charts in 83 countries.