Hollywood stars could be the next for Netflix K-Dramas

The phenomenal success of Squid Game— which premiered in September 2021 and is still the streamer’s most popular TV series of all time based on hours watched on Netflix in the first 28 days — has garnered global attention, including from Hollywood stars.

Asked whether the streaming service would make scripts available to Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt and others to cast in Netflix k-dramas, said Don Kang, Netflix’s vice president of Korean content news week: “That would be exciting. If there’s the right role, why not?” during a Q&A panel on Saturday at Netflix Korea’s headquarters in Seoul, the South Korean capital.

If the streamer feels this is the “right approach” for a particular script and Hollywood stars want to be featured in Korean content, “and I know some of them do,” Kang said, without revealing exactly who , “that would be great collaboration and the start of something new.”

Leonardo DiCaprio and "Squid Game" Characters.
This combination photo shows Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars in February 2020 (left) and game staff in a scene from Netflix K-drama Squid Game (right). Netflix’s Vice President of Korean Content Don Kang said some Hollywood actors wanted to be in Korean titles.
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He said, “But only if it makes sense to local audiences first,” before laughing and pausing to add, “Well, depending on who it is,” perhaps implying some exceptions to the above requirement could be made for certain big Hollywood talent.

Perhaps an exception could be made for a name like Leonardo DiCaprio, who Squid Game Director Hwang Dong-hyuk said he was a “big fan” of the show.

At a press conference in Seoul in September 2022, Hwang teased the possibility of DiCaprio appearing on the show at some point in the future.

When asked if famous Hollywood stars could be in the second season, Hwang said at the time: “Season 2 will not feature any famous Hollywood actors. That’s not planned, and if the stage changes, maybe in season 3 – but for season 2, it’s still set in Korea and Leonardo DiCaprio said he’s a big fan of it Squid Gameso maybe we can ask him to attend the games if time or chances allow.”

The Squid Game The cast rose to international fame after appearing in the riveting Netflix K-drama, garnering fans from around the world including Hollywood.

Back in December 2021, Lee Jung-jae was awarded the Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Awards Squid Game Star, one of South Korea’s biggest movie stars, spoke about the moment DiCaprio wanted to take a selfie with him.

Appears on The late show with Stephen ColbertLee said he couldn’t believe DiCaprio asked for a selfie with him, which was taken with DiCaprio’s cell phone.

Lee said DiCaprio told him he was watching Squid Game and that he “enjoyed it very much”.

Lee recalled that the titanic Star said: “I was really lucky to be there [Squid Game] and i did a great job. It was amazing.”

https://www.newsweek.com/hollywood-stars-kdramas-netflix-series-squid-game-1779012 Hollywood stars could be the next for Netflix K-Dramas

Rick Schindler

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