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‘Squid Game’ cast: A restaurateur, salesman & Harry Potter fan [pics]

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‘Squid Game’ cast: A restaurateur, salesman & Harry Potter fan [pics]

The play a bunch of sad, desperate and even emotionally checked-out individuals competing for a cash prize that will save their lives from ruin…but for the real cast of Squid Game, this description couldn’t be further from the truth.

If you’ve watched the hit Netflix series (who hasn’t) you’ll recognise the now household faces who’ve become overnight sensations and social media superstars.

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But there’s more to them than their recent fame…

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MEET THE REAL CAST OF ‘SQUID GAME’

SEONG GI-HUN: LEE JUNG-JAE, A RESTAURATEUR

Lee Jung Jae created his Instagram account a few days ago but has already amassed close to two million followers in the short space of time.

In real life, the 48-year-old actor is far from his cash-strapped onscreen persona, and actually owns a chain of upscale Italian restaurants in Seoul called Il Mare.

He also holds a masters degree in theatre and film and has even dabbled in interior design.

KANG SAE-BYEOK: HOYEON JUNG, A PROFESSIONAL MODEL

We never see the actress crack a smile in Squid Game, but her Instagram account tells a different story.

The bubbly brunette is a world-renowned model and even competed in the reality show Korea’s Next Top Model.

CHO SANG-WOO: PARK HAE-SOO, THE NEW DAD

His desperate character will stop at nothing to earn cold, hard cash to pay off hi mounting debt – but in reality the star is pretty chill.

The 38-year-old is also a new dad, having welcomed his first child last month with his wife.

ABDUL ALI: ANUPAM TRIPATHI, A HARRY POTTER FAN

Ali pulls at our heartstrings with his sad storyline, but in real life the actor is a happy-go-lucky prankster who loves Harry Potter, singing and playing dress-up.

The New Delhi-born star’s motto in life is “stay humble and grateful”.

OH IL-NAM – OH YOUNG-SOO, THE SQUID GAME FAVOURITE

Not much is known about the 76-year-old actor bar the fact that he has a long history of playing monks in films.

JANG DEOK-SU: HEO SUNG-TAE, A FORMER SALESMAN

He plays a money-hungry, blood-thirsty villain who always gets his way, but in real life the 44-year-old – who only recently ventured into acting – was once a salesman for LG Electronics.

Despite his many bad-by roles in the past, he’s a big softie who loves his mom and his cats.

HAN MI-NYEO: KIM JOO-RYUNG, THE WORLD TRAVELLER

We know her as the feisty, over-the-top female player whose catchphrase is that “I can do anything except the things I can’t”.

Her Instagram account is filled with pics of her world travels, love of art and different foods.

JI-YEONG: LEE YOO-MI, THE FUR MOM

Her character admits to killing her abusive father and living a lonely life, but in real life the seasoned actress is an amateur photographer and fur-mom to three cute dogs.

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‘Squid Game’ cast: A restaurateur, salesman & Harry Potter fan [pics]