Jung Ho-yeon of 'Squid Game' on success, portraying Sae-byeok

Jung Ho-yeon of 'Squid Game' on success, portraying Sae-byeok

Warning: This article contains spoilers for “Squid Game.“ It could be that the survivalist, cutthroat runway of “Korea’s Next Top Model” helped prepare supermodel-turned-actress Jung Ho-yeon for the fight-to-the-death fictional arena of “Squid Game.” “I didn’t think I grafted the competitive and strong-willed versions of myself from ‘Korea’s Next Top Model’ to Sae-byeok’s character,” the “Squid Game” lead actress told NBC Asian America. “But thinking of it now, maybe I still have those aspects within me, which helped me understand the role. And I’ve grown to accept that part of me, as well.” Jung, 27, has become the breakout star of Netflix's record-breaking debut hit, which features hundreds of players battling in a series of childhood games with dark twists for a cash reward of $38 million. In portraying Kang …
More on: www.nbcnews.com