Squid Game star Lee Jung postpones all his scheduled activities for the time being
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Actor Lee Jung Jae from the Squid Game tested positive for Covid-19 after coming back to South Korea following his Emmy victory, according to South Korean publication Soompi. The actor’s management company, Artist Company, disclosed on September 20 that the actor has the coronavirus and that he is self-isolating in compliance with governmental health officials’ recommendations.
The statement read, “In accordance with disease control protocol, actor Lee Jung Jae underwent PCR testing after he returned to Korea on September 18, and his test results came back positive. Actor Lee Jung Jae has currently halted all of his scheduled activities, and he is self-isolating in accordance with the guidelines of government health authorities. Our agency will adhere strictly to health authorities’ guidelines and do our utmost to help our actor focus entirely on his recovery, while considering his health our top priority.”
However, his Squid Game co-stars Park Hae Soo and Jung Ho Yeon have tested negative. The actor returned to Korea from the United States on September 18, after creating history at the Emmy Awards.
Netflix acclaimed series ‘Squid Game’ stole the show at the 2022 Emmy Awards, with South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae winning outstanding lead actor in a drama series and director Hwang Dong-hyuk taking home the trophy for top director.
It was the first non-English language series nominated for the outstanding drama series at the Emmys. Squid Game bagged 14 nominations at this year’s awards. Lee has made history by becoming the first South Korean actor to win in the outstanding lead actor category.
After receiving his award, Lee commended filmmaker Hwang for creatively bringing a realistic subject we all face to the screen with a fantastic script and amazing visuals. Yoon Suk Yeol, the President of South Korea, also praised Hwang and Lee for the honor.