A VIP actor now receives “sex invites” from fans after starring in the hit Netflix series.
With 111 million households reached in its first month of release, “Squid Game” officially launched with the biggest opening for a Netflix Original. But not all parts of the Korean survival drama have been universally appreciated. The Guardian recently spoke to the four actors behind the Golden Masked “Squid Game” VIPs about the overwhelmingly critical fan response to their performances. On the show, the VIPs are English-speaking billionaires who watch and place bets on games at the center of the series. The actors behind the VIPs were stoned on social media and everyone feels the response differently.
“I have extreme clinical depression so it’s been a bit of a challenge,” said Daniel C Kennedy, who plays VIP two. “At first I was sickened by the comments but, over time, distance and honest personal reflection, I have been better able to filter the comments into items that I can use to improve myself next time around. , compared to those who are related to come when you are part of a project that gets worldwide recognition.
Geoffrey Giuliano, who plays VIP four, is much more positive about the experience. As he told The Guardian, “I’m not complaining, baby! I’m on the hottest show in the world. I have received mail from fans. Just today I have a woman who said to me, “Send me your autograph. I did, and two hours later she sent me a photo where she had a “Geoffrey Giuliano, VIP Four” tattoo on her forearm.
Giuliano added: “There were also sexual invitations, men and women… This project raised me from absolute and utter darkness. I get my signature tattooed. I receive invitations for a blowjob. I am a star!”
VIP actor John D Michaels added his own thoughts: “I think the first thing to dispel is this myth that they just looked for us on the street. It’s different for every show, but non-Korean artists often act with dialogue that is translated by a non-native – sometimes even by Google Translate – so it might feel unnatural. And often we don’t have the scripts for the rest of the series. We are only given our scenes, so we have no idea what the tone is.
“Squid Game” is now streaming on Netflix. Head over to The Guardian’s website to learn more about VIP Actors.