Director and creators only wish their work would be a huge success and appreciated by global audiences. Squid Game Hwang Donghyuk, the creator of K-drama, never imagined that his first K-drama would be so successful. He won multiple Emmy nominations and received numerous awards. Now, we are working on Squid Game Season 2: He reveals his advice Parasite Director Bong Joonho spoke to him about how to decompress after fame.
Hwang Dong Hyuk feels the pressure to continue the K-drama success
Squid Game was a work 10 years in the making, with Hwang receiving many “no” answers, dislike for the brutality of the storyline, and financial trouble. After the K-drama became Netflix’s biggest money maker and most resonating drama, a second season was overly encouraged.
Hwang accepted the offer, despite not having originally planned for a second series. Hwang is a filmmaker who has made a career out of movies. Squid Game This was his first ever series. This led to many sleepless nights, stress, and even tooth loss. Now we’re working on Squid Game Season 2: He still feels the pressure after the Emmy nominations.
In an interview with Golderby, Hwang reveals, “I’ve been losing quite a lot of sleep. It is quite daunting to be honest, especially because I killed off most of the beloved characters from season 1.” But he is trying his best to develop a worthwhile storyline that fits his vision, not fan theories or expectations.
The Squid Game Creator and director, Bong Joonho shares his advice to him after he achieved global fame. Parasite.
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‘Parasite’ directors told Hwang that working on new projects will help after ‘Squid Game’ success
Hwang shares his feelings about being nominated for several Emmy awards that have made history in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Squid Game The cast and this series are the first to be nominated for major categories.
“This long journey that Squid Game has been on is like a dream,” said Hwang. “I am nominated for both writing and directing. This is more dramatic for me than any other nomination. [protagonist] Gi-hun wins the Squid Game. It’s like a miracle.” But with fame also comes expectations from the masses.
Hwang was recently in touch with Parasite Director Bong. Parasite It was the first Korean movie ever to win the Oscar Best Picture. This opened the door for Korean content globally. Bong shared with Hwang the exhausting task of Oscar campaigning during the meet-up. Bong was also sick.
However, Parasite Hwang was taught by the director how to heal following success. “Director Bong was preparing for his next project, and he told me that working on his script and getting away from the Oscars campaign was how he healed himself. He told me, ‘You’re going to get healing by preparing for the next [project],’” said Hwang.
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Hwang is currently working on a feature movie.
The Squid Game The creator appeared to be taking the Parasite director’s advice to heart. Variety reported in April 2022 that Hwang was working on a new feature movie with a darker story, in the same area of K-drama. The movie is Club Killing Old PeopleThe novel by Umberto Eco inspired him to create this film. He has developed a 25-page treatment for the movie and explains it will be “another controversial film.”
The movie currently has a tentative title. K.O. Club. Hwang said to The Hollywood Reporter that he is the busiest person he has ever worked between. Squid Game The movie and Season 2.
“I had to work on my next project and also have meetings with lawyers, managers, agents and studios. I am also working on a feature movie and have a deadline for finishing season 2. Squid Game By the end of this or early next year. So for the past nine months, I really didn’t have any time to spare. This is pretty much the busiest I’ve ever been in my life, and I think I’ll be busy for quite some time going forward,” said Hwang.
With Hwang’s accolades and fame from his previous works and the K-drama, fans can expect even greater things from Hwang.
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