‘Squid Game’ Actor Lee Jung Jae Starstruck by BLACKPINK’s Jennie + Reveals Why He Became an Instant Fan of the Group

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"Squid Game" cast Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon, and Wi Ha Joon were stunned about Lee Jung Jae's confession involving the hottest girl group, BLACKPINK. 

In a video uploaded by Netflix Korea, the actors were tasked to play bingo to reveal their personal preferences in shows.

'Squid Game' Cast Surprised By Lee Jung Jae's Choice of Netflix Show

The model-actress started with her first series, "Squid Game," followed by Lee Jung Jae' with "The Two Popes."

As for the "Prison Playbook" actor, he chose the British drama "Peaky Blinders" while Wi Ha Joon picked the Korean crime drama film "Night in Paradise."

While the cast members continued the game, each actor chose their favorite Netflix original shows.

Park Hae Soo says that he likes new and interesting subjects, so he opted for "Narcos" and "Man Hunt."

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old actor chose noir and realistic stories, so he went for "Marriage Story," "Misaeng," and "Extracurricular."

The same goes for the Vogue model, who also selected Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver's film, adding the 1999 movie "Comrades: Almost a Love Story."

However, Lee Jung Jae surprised his fellow actors and the crew with his choice of show.

It came after the award-winning actor picked the documentary "BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky" as his favorite.

Released on October 14, 2020, the 1-hour and 40-minute documentary featured the South Korean girl group's record-shattering achievement.

At first, he denied calling himself a fan of the four-member group but based on his explanation, it seemed that he was starstruck with Jennie after it came on the set of "Squid Game.

"I can't really call myself a fan of BLACKPINK, but Ho Yeon and Jennie are great friends. Jennie actually visited us with a coffee truck. I was like, 'Wow! That's Jennie from BLACKPINK!' It was cool."

Lee Jung Jae
(Photo : Netflix Korea Official Youtube)

Lee Jung Jae
(Photo : Netflix Korea Official Youtube)

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Lee Jung Jae's BLINK Moment

Although he tried to hide that he was a BLACKPINK fan, he expressed his admiration towards the girls.

The "Chief of Staff" star then admitted that he was a BLINK and shared what prompted him to become a fan.

"When I watched the trailer, I thought, 'Wow, so that's how BLACKPINK became the world-famous girl group. All because of their hard work. Then I became their fan."

Lee Jung Jae
(Photo : Netflix Korea Official Youtube)

Park Hae Soo then added that it was Lee Jung Jae who recommended the documentary to him.

Did You Know? BLACKPINK's Jennie Almost Named After Lee Jung Jae's Character in 'Sandglass'

According to an outlet, Jennie's mother initially wanted to name her kid next to the actor's role in "Sandglass."

In the 1995 top rating series, Lee Jung Jae took on the role of a skilled bodyguard named Baek Jae Hee.

However, instead of having a son, she gave birth to an adorable baby girl named Jennie, which almost sounded like Jae Hee.

Lee Jung Jae and the "Squid Game" casts' appearance is amid the massive popularity of the psychological thriller Kdrama directed and written by Hwang Dong Hyuk.

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The story depicts a survival game with 456 whose common denominator is having a ballooning debt.

To survive the game, contestants need to finish the six-round competition based on the children's game; unfortunately, the catch here is that losers will be shot dead, and only one will be the sole winner of the cash prize 45.6 billion KRW.

IN CASE YOU MISSED: Lee Jung Jae Net Worth 2021: Is the 'Squid Game' Actor Richer than his Co-Star Park Hae Soo?

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Written by Geca Wills

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