Squid Game Star Praises Russian Fans Reenactment Of Iconic Scene
This footage shows a reenactment of the iconic scene from the first episode of the hit Netflix TV series Squid Game which has earned a Russian fan praise from one of the show’s stars.
The creator of the reenactment, named Feo, 28, is from the north-eastern Russian region of Yakutia and he shared this reenactment clip of the scene in which contestants participating in the first game have to get past a giant doll without moving when she turns around.
Feo, being Russian, naturally replaced the doll from the TV series with a Russian doll and his video has notched up thousands of likes since he posted it, even garnering the attention of South Korean actor Heo Sung-tae, 44, who plays gangster and game contestant Jang Deok-su in the show.
The star shared the footage in his own Instagram story and added a note to it saying (in Russian) that it was the “best” and congratulating its creator.
Newsflash spoke to Feo in an exclusive interview and he said: “I was just watching the series, and suddenly the thought came to me ‘What if this series were filmed in Russia? How would it look?’
“And then I decided to recreate a scene from the series where a huge doll was looking for people who are moving when she says ‘red’. But instead of a doll, I put the famous Russian doll and instead of decorations on the wall, there are Russian apartment buildings.”
Feo is used to working with visual effects. He said: “I create scenes in 3D, I used to work in game development, at the Mytona company, which develops games for mobile phones. I’m completely freelance now.”
He added: “The actor from the TV series Heo Sung-tae posted my video to his Instagram story. And signing in Russian ‘Best’ and ‘Well done’.”
Speaking about the show, he said: “I liked the fact that children’s games were adapted into such a cruel show. I also really liked the locations, costumes, and I liked the visual effects in the series.”
He said that that it was “better than Hunger Games” and said that he even preferred it to genre classic Battle Royale, the 2000 Japanese film by Kinji Fukasaku, saying that while it was “of course a classic in the genre”, he preferred Squid Game, as it “is a new breath in this genre, I liked it more. It had more creative solutions.”
Feo said that his favourite character is the main character, Seong Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, 48. Feo said: “He is both a loser and a very lucky person at the same time. And he is kind and cunning, Lee Jeong-jae played this role very well.”
Heo Sung-tae plays the game contestant Jang Deok-su in Squid Game. His character is a gangster who decided to play the game in a bid to win the prize money so he can settle huge gambling debts and money that he even stole from his boss and his henchmen.