'Squid Game' Star Jung Ho-yeon Chosen as Time's 100 Next Generation Leaders | Be Korea-savvy

‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-yeon Chosen as Time’s 100 Next Generation Leaders

This photo provided by Netflix shows actress Jung Ho-yeon.

This photo provided by Netflix shows actress Jung Ho-yeon.

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire)“Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon has been chosen as one of the 100 rising leaders from across industries and around the world by U.S. magazine Time for this year.

Jung was named in the phenoms category of the 2022 Time 100 Next list released Wednesday (U.S. time), which also included American actress Sydney Sweeney and Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz.

The Time 100 Next list recognizes emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership in five categories — artists, phenoms, innovators, leaders and advocates, according to the magazine.

Jung was the only Korean actor named to the list.

“Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk gave a reference to the model-actress, who made her acting debut with the 2021 global sensation survival drama.

“I think Ho-yeon is still fighting every day against her fame, the expectations and the jealousy of her success, as well as her own desires. I often joke around and call her a ‘warrior,’” Hwang said.

“There’s no doubt that she has the skill and courage to fight her numerous battles. And I hope her acting career can become a true resting area, not her battleground.”


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