“Squid Game” Actor Heo Sung Tae Shocks Viewers With His Duality On The Show vs. Instagram

Supervillain or supercutie?

In every K-Drama, although fans love a good romantic story and lead characters that are #goals, something is exciting and interesting about a baddie. With its dark storyline and complicated characters, fans have fallen in love with all of the Netflix series Squid Game charactersincluding its villains.

Poster for “Squid Game” | Netflix

In the series, fans love to hate the show’s grade A villain Jang Deok Su, who is played by veteran actor Heo Sung Tae.

When watching Squid Game, something about his personality and behavior seems to embody the perfect villain. In the show, he is the worst kind of person preying on the innocent and causing chaos…

Heo Sung Tae as Jang Deok Su in “Squid Game” | Netflix

… But in real life, he is actually not that scary at all. In fact, he seems to be extremely sweet!

| @heosungtae/ Instagram

After the success of Squid Game, netizens were curious to find out more about the actors behind the characters, and many stumbled upon Heo Sung Tae’s Instagram, which showcases him in a completely different light from his character, even when he’s on the set.

Heo Sung Tae with “Squid Game” co-star Park Hae Soo | @heosungtae/ Instagram
| @heosungtae/ Instagram

However, his character in Squid Game isn’t the only time he’s played a villain. Rightly so, fans just assume that he is like this. From the abusive Coach Chun in Racket Boys to sneaky CEO Lee Chang Jin in Beyond Evil, he seems to be the perfect villain

Yet, scrolling through his Instagram definitely shows that it’s not true. In particular, Heo Sung Tae seems to be #relatable as his account also treats fans to endless images of his cats…

| @heosungtae/ Instagram
| @heosungtae/ Instagram

And him with his adorable cats!

| @heosungtae/ Instagram

For many, after seeing these images, they’re slowly falling in love with Heo Sung Tae!

  • “Who would’ve guessed that he was a big old softie” 
  • “It seems like player 101 ain’t so bad irl ahaha”
  • “How can someone look so cute”

Even though he might be the best villain to hate at the moment, it seems as if Heo Sung Tae is definitely the epitome of duality! Here is one last adorable picture to prove just how good an actor he is to make us hate someone this precious!

| @heosungtae/ Instagram

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