Find Out More About Gong Yoo the ‘Slapping Guy’ in ‘Squid Game’!

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Let’s Find Out More About Gong Yoo from Squid Game

We already know who is actor Gong Yoo. He is a senior actor who already started his career in 2001 and he is known for his role in many hit dramas such as Coffee Prince, Train to Busan, and many more. However, in 2021 he became known as the “slapping guy” in the Netflix series Squid Game. So many people are getting curious about his role and how important he is in the series.

Then, regarding that case, Channel-Korea will tell you everything about Gong Yoo’s appearance in Squid Game including his role, character, and salary. So, stay tuned!

Actor Gong Yoo’s Scene in Squid Game

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Squid Game is a series that brings up a Korean traditional game wrapped in a survival tragic game. In this series, Gong Yoo played a cameo called The Recruiter (salesman). Gong Yoo’s scene was only but a glimpse because he isn’t playing a leading role. Even though he’s only a cameo, his role is also as important as the main actors.

If you have watched the series, you’re surely wondering about the role that he played and the connection with the storyline. The director (Hwang Dong-hyuk) of this series opened up about Gong Yoo’s character, he said that Gong Yoo’s character is the right hand of Oh Il-nam in charge of recruiting new participants by seeing their background as a person enticing those who are desperate and need money.

The Mystery Behind Gong Yoo’s Scene in Squid Game

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Although Gong Yoo only appeared in two episodes (1 and 9), every viewer already has his own theories. People agree that this salesman is a former staff (soldier) member of Squid Game and then he can work outside the game by recruiting people.

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In the first episode, Gong Yoo meets Seong Gi-hun at the subway station and challenges him to play ddakji (a traditional game). However, Seong Gi-hun always loses to the salesman and he gets slapped many times. This scene went viral and made Gong Yoo iconic until he got called the “slapping guy”.

His role is very mysterious, until the ending episode, Gong Yoo appeared as the salesman and did the same thing as before when he met Gi-hun. So, here’s the video of this slapping guy!

Gong Yoo’s Salary in Squid Game

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Gong Yoo’s popularity has been known by many people almost around the world. In 2017, Gong Yoo had a total net worth of $2 million after successfully appearing in Goblin and he also entered the highest-paid actors list. After Squid Game, Gong Yoo’s net worth is around $7 million. For his acting as a cameo in Squid Game, he got paid $65 thousand per episode.

Gong Yoo in Squid Game 2

After getting a high rating in the final episode and also getting a good response from the audience, the director and writer decided to make a Season 2. Apart from waiting for the next story, audiences are also curious about Gong Yoo; is he going to appear again this season or not. Regarding this question, Gong Yoo admits that he still doesn’t know for sure. However, he still keeps in touch with the director and maybe there’s a possibility for him to join Season 2.

So, that’s all the information regarding his appearance in Squid Game, ranging from his role, to scenes, to the possibility of him playing in Squid Game 2. After reading this article, please kindly drop a line with your thoughts in the comment section about this salesman.

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