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‘The Weeknd’ becomes fan of Squid Game actresses

Netflix’s original content 'Squid Game' is a highly anticipated series (File)

Famous Canadian singer The Weeknd seems to be liking Squid Game’s actress as he recently posted a photo of Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Yoo-mi.

Netflix’s original content ‘Squid Game’ is a highly anticipated series that become a dollar-making machine for the online streaming platform. The Save Your Tears singer posted actors’ pictures on his Instagram story.

Upon seeing this, Jung Ho-yeon captured and posted The Weeknd’s post on her SNS, which The Weeknd captured and posted again. The interaction proved Jung Ho-yeon’s name is spreading both East and West.

Currently, Squid Game is gaining popularity around the world. Among the casts, global fans are very interested in actress Jung Ho-yeon. Before the release of ‘Squid Game’, her number of followers was only 400,000, but since the series’ release, she has now surpassed 18 million followers.

‘Squid Game’ is a Netflix series depicting a survival game with 45.6 billion won in prize money, and since its release on the 17th of last month, it has been gaining worldwide popularity, setting a milestone in all 83 countries serviced by Netflix.

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‘Squid Game’ stands out both for its popularity, and its relatively low cost. The South Korean show, about indebted people in a deadly contest for a cash prize, generated $891.1 million in impact value, a metric the company uses to assess the performance from individual shows.

The show cost just $21.4 million to produce — about $2.4 million an episode. Those figures are just for the first season, and stem from a document that details Netflix’s performance metrics for the show.

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