5 Actresses Who Rejected The Role Of Kang Sae Byeok Played By Jung Ho Yeon In Squid Game

5 Actresses Who Rejected The Role Of ‘Kang Sae Byeok’ Played By Jung Ho Yeon In Squid Game


‘Goblin’ actress Kim Go Eun is one of the highest paid actresses in Korea. She is famous for her roles in Cheese in the Trap, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, and The King: Eternal Monarch and many more well-known dramas. The actress is quite similar to Jung Ho Yeon’ face cutting as well. So for Squid Game, she was offered the role of Sae Byeok before Jung! But she rejected the offer as the drama itself was rejected by many houses for its extreme and weird plot. Also she was busy doing her on-going series named Yumi’s Cells for which she had to reject this offer.


2. Kim Da Mi:


Itaewon Class actress Kim Da Mi would have made a perfect cast for the character of Kang Se Byeok as the character has a boyish charm and a unique character. Just like her character in Itaewon Class, she could nail the character of Sae Byeok. But eventually Dami denied the role as she is currently working in the drama named Us That Year along with the Parasite actor Choi Woo Shik. But fans would have loved her in Squid Game if she had been there, right?


3. Lee Sung Kyung:

Lee Sung has played many iconic and versatile roles which is why she was suited in Squid Game. She also has acted as a psychotic girl in It’s Okay It’s Love and Cheese in the Trap which makes her a great match for the Sae Byeok role. Directors also thought the same thing until she also denied this role. The interesting fact is, she has been the most followed actress in Instagram until Jung Ho Yeon took her place having a rising 18.9 million followers right now. What a coincidence!


4. Song Hye Kyo:


The Sae Byeok role could be quite different and a new leap for her acting career. Evergreen Song Hye Kyo has done many versatile roles till now, but nothing was this much extreme as Squid Game. However, she was also offered to have a character in this sensational drama. Eventually she did not take the risk as the drama had no hope at first since 2009. Song is currently busy with her upcoming drama Now We are Breaking Up which may have been another reason for this rejection. 


5. Park Shin Hye:

Park Shin Hye is another name of versatility when it comes to acting. Roles such as Sae Byeok are very well-suited for her. She has starred in many interesting dramas which were somewhat extreme as well like Squid Game like #Alive, Sisyphus: The Myth, Flower Boy Next Door and so on. Park Shin Hye was considered for the iconic role of Sae Byeok as the character was a mix of a tough and arrogant girl who also had a hint of emotional gesture for her family. But unfortunately Park Shin Hye could not perform in the drama because of her busy schedule and also her love life. 

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Written by Zannatul Ferdous

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