The Heartwarming Story Behind “Squid Game” Actor Oh Yeong Su’s Dancing Shoes
Earlier, we reported on Netflix‘s Squid Game actor Oh Yeong Su‘s incredible dancing skills that have made him an overnight Tik Tok star.
The actor was seen making short work of the dance floor during Netflix’s Emmy Awards afterparty. The night was made more special thanks to Squid Game taking home four Emmy Awards.
This video of Squid Game star Oh Young-Soo tearing up the dance floor at the Netflix #Emmys party last night will have you smiling from ear to ear pic.twitter.com/ixc6OKSHTM
— Netflix (@netflix) September 13, 2022
O Yeong-su cutting it UP pic.twitter.com/zpHaCLcHhY
— Meena Harris (@meena) September 13, 2022
The secret behind Oh Yeong Su’s dance moves has since been revealed, warming the hearts of netizens.
According to reports, the secret to the actor’s dancing prowess is his shoes. Oh Yeong Su was seen dancing in new shoes that was gifted to him by his colleague of over 50 years, fellow actress Park Jung Ja.
Park Jung is an actress who debuted in 1962. Performing mostly in live acting stages, she has featured in hit movies such as Herstory (2018) and Man On The Edge (2013). It was revealed in reports that the two first made acquaintances at a theatre some 50 years ago.
According to news reports, Park Jung Ja had given him the shoes before he traveled to the United States to attend the award show. It is said that along with his shoes, the actress gave him words of encouragement.
Go bravely, and receive good energy.
— Park Jung Ja
Actor Oh Yeong Su is said to have replied with grace and humor.
I will return after courageously letting my white hair flow on the red carpet.
— Oh Yeong Su
And just as he promised, Oh Yeong Su, 77 years young, looked dapper on the red carpet, and although his white hair may not have flocked as it once did, the actor made up for it with his dancing shoes.
Oh Yeong Su is a South Korean actor who made his theatre debut in 1967. Since then, he has appeared in over 200 projects. The actor was lauded internationally for his portrayal of contestant No.1 in Netflix’s Squid Game, for which he received an Emmy nominee and won a Golden Globe Award for best-supporting actor.
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