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Sandra Oh and Jung Ho-yeon on the same pressures they face, nearly 20 years apart

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  • The latest installment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” features a conversation between Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) and Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”).
  • Oh talks through some of the concerns Jung has had over the past several months — for one, the challenge of representing an underrepresented minority in the States.
  • “You are, in the image-making, a very important part for Asian Americans,” she tells Jung. “But I want to somehow relieve you of the pressure for that.”
  • The two also reveal how they’ve struggled with their health, both mentally and physically, as a result of the pressure.
  • “I learned that I had to take care of my health first. But that’s not only your body. That is your soul. That is definitely your mind. So even those things like doubt, question. ‘Cause you can’t, ultimately, depend on anyone else. You have to somehow find it within yourself,” Oh shared.

A lot has changed for Asian representation on screen since Sandra Oh first put on her scrubs as Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” over 17 years ago.

The latest installment of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series has Oh having a sit-down with Jung Ho-yeon, who catapulted into the international limelight when “Squid Game” premiered in September.

‘I thought I f*cked up’: Jung Ho-yeon says she apologized for her acting after viewing ‘Squid Game’

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  • “Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon revealed in a roundtable interview how she thought she “f*cked up” upon watching the show ahead of its global premiere.
  • The actor recalled apologizing to series director Hwang Dong-hyuk immediately afterwards, telling him, “I am so sorry and thank you so much for casting me.”
  • Joined by fellow TV stars Christina Ricci, Emmy Rossum, Lily James, Rosario Dawson and Sandra Oh, Jung was consoled by the others at the table as she broke down in tears.
  • Looking back, Jung added: “I think I just have to keep going even though I make mistakes. I cried right now — I don't know why I cried at this table — but I just have to keep going, fight with my anxiety and fight with the situation that I had and keep learning and trying.”

Award-winning actor and runway showstopper Jung Ho-yeon faces the same insecurities as the rest of us.

In The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable discussion with fellow TV stars Christina Ricci, Emmy Rossum, Lily James, Rosario Dawson and Sandra Oh, Jung reflected on the moment she first watched “Squid Game” ahead of its global premiere. 

The Weeknd teases new music video featuring ‘Squid Game’ actor Jung Ho-Yeon

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  • Singer-songwriter The Weeknd teased his fans with a shot of his upcoming music video featuring Jung Ho-yeon.
  • In the photo, the two are seen holding hands in the elevator while a separate set of hands appear to be prying the doors open from the outside.
  • The full video is expected to be released next Tuesday.

Next up for Jung Ho-yeon on her conquest of the global entertainment industry is a music video appearance with five-time Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd. 

On Thursday, the Canadian singer-songwriter teased fans on Instagram with a shot from the upcoming music video for “Out of Time,” the third single on his latest album “Dawn FM.” The Weeknd is seen in the photo clasping Jung’s hand in an elevator, as she looks up at him, smiling. A separate set of hands appear to be prying open the elevator doors from the outside. 

‘Squid Game’ creator teases Jung Ho-yeon could return as Player 067’s twin in Season 2

  • At the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday, “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk teased fans with a hint of what might happen next.
  • On whether much of the cast would make a return in Season 2, Hwang replied with a laugh before saying, “No, because most of them are dead.”
  • But he doesn’t completely shut down the idea, pointing to Jung Ho-yeon and suggesting her character Kang Sae-byeok may have a twin sister.
  • Hwang announced the second season in November last year, later adding that it would follow Seong Gi-hun’s quest to solve the unanswered questions left from the first round of the Games.

Season 1 of the deadly survival game series “Squid Game” had only one contestant come out on top, with the rest killed off in a number of ruthless, heart-wrenching scenes – or were they? 

On the red carpet of the PGA Awards on Saturday, the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk spoke to Deadline about whether fans might see the return of their favorite cast members in the next season. Hwang replied with a laugh, “No, because most of them are dead.” 

‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho-yeon to make her Hollywood debut in Alfonso Cuarón thriller with Cate Blanchett

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  • “Squid Game” breakout star Jung Ho-yeon signed to one of Hollywood’s top management agencies late last year. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is home to some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Justin Bieber and Beyoncé.
  • Yesterday, it was announced that Jung would appear in Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming psychological thriller “Disclaimer,” based on a novel by the same name.
  • Jung joins an already star-studded cast with Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kodi Smit-McPhee set to be in the series.
  • In the show, Jung will play “Kim,” assistant to the thriller’s lead character, Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful television documentary journalist.
  • Kim’s personality is described as ambitious, hardworking and eager to please, looking to Ravenscroft for her big break as a respected leader in the field.
  • The Korean “Squid Game” star appears to be making a home for herself in Hollywood, even calling the food in Los Angeles so good that it is “insane.”

Jung Ho-yeon has been cast alongside Cate Blanchett in Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s new psychological thriller series “Disclaimer.”

Big things in Hollywood are in store for “Squid Game” breakout star Jung Ho-yeon, who signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) at the end of last year. CAA is one of the States’ top management agencies, home to some of the most well-known names in  entertainment, including Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Scarlett Johansson.  

Hollywood reporters slammed for ‘ignorant’ questions to award-winning ‘Squid Game’ stars

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  • An “Access Hollywood” reporter is facing backlash for asking “Squid Game” stars Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon a question that did not recognize their celebrity just after they had both won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance on Sunday.
  • “What are you going to miss the most about being anonymous?” she asked the two actors, despite the fact that both were already established in their respective fields in other parts of the world.
  • On the same night, E!’s red carpet reporter spoke to the pair about what it was like for them to be near some of the bigger Hollywood actors, drawing criticism that they were highlighting Western celebrities rather than staying focused on the Korean actors’ achievements.
  • Another reporter faced similar criticism back in November when she suggested that Lee was only recently unable to go out unrecognized despite a successful 30-year career.
  • In April last year, “Minari” actress Youn Yuh-jung was subjected to bizarre questioning after making Best Supporting Actress award history at the Oscars, with many social media users criticizing the way some American reporters seemingly undermined her success as a foreign star.

More Hollywood reporters have come under fire for asking foreign celebrities questions that some viewers have found demeaning. The latest incidents involve “Squid Game” actors Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon after both had just received awards from the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. 

Backstage at the ceremony, where Lee and Jung each won Outstanding Performance of a Male/Female Actor in a Drama series on top of another award secured by the show, the actors were asked by an “Access Hollywood” reporter what they were “going to miss the most about being anonymous.” 

‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho-yeon pays homage to Korean culture with SAG Awards look

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  • “Squid Game” actor Jung Ho-yeon was seen at the Screen Actors Guild awards last night donning a traditional Korean hairstyle to compliment a custom Louis Vuitton gown that also pays homage to her culture.
  • The ribbon tied into her braid, known as the “daenggi,” was traditionally used in Korean culture as a means to adorn braided hair and symbolize different social statuses, with Jung’s hairstyle representing unmarried women.

Model-turned-actor Jung Ho-yeon brought home her first ever Screen Actors Guild Award last night for her performance as Kang Sae-byeok in last year’s global sensation “Squid Game.” 

Not only did Jung leave audiences stunned by her debut acting role in the drama series, her red carpet look from yesterday’s award ceremony also turned  heads, everywhere – especially back in her home country of South Korea. 

Jung Ho-yeon is first East Asian to be solo featured on Vogue cover in magazine’s 130-year history

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Appearing on the February issue is fashion model-turned-actress Jung Ho-yeon, who graced countless screens as Kang Sae-byeok, or Player 067, in last year’s global sensation “Squid Game.”

The magazine tweeted a picture of the cover on Wednesday, along with an accompanying profile on the 27-year-old actress, detailing her journey from catwalks to the international stage.