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Turns Out, This Part in "Squid Game" Was Completely Improvised by Lee Jung Jae

Eagle-eyed viewers even caught Jung Ho Yeon laughing about it in the episode!
Turns Out, This Part in "Squid Game" Was Completely Improvised by Lee Jung Jae
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Eagle-eyed viewers even caught Jung Ho Yeon laughing about it in the episode!

Don't you just love it when Korean actors add their own touch in a K-drama? Also called ad-libs, this is a moment when they deliver something spontaneous that ends up being an amazing clip! Case in point: Lee Jung Jae and Jung Ho Yeon's scene in Squid Game.

If you can remember, Gi Hoon (Jung Jae) and Sae Byeok (Ho Yeon) have already met before they joined the game. In episode one, we saw the desperate Gi Hoon running for his life after the lenders found him. This is the time when he bumped into Sae Byeok who was holding a cup of coffee.

LOL! This Scene In 'Squid Game' Was Actually Improvised
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Being the kind man that he is, Gi Hoon apologized to Sae Byeok despite his limited time and picked up her cup of coffee. He also tried to put the straw back in the cup and...we saw him struggle for a bit.

LOL! This Scene In 'Squid Game' Was Actually Improvised
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This exact scene was actually improvised and Lee Jung Jae revealed it during their guesting in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! According to the veteran actor, there were other ad-libs in Squid Game but this one was truly unforgettable!

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Jung Jae added that he was only supposed to pick up the cup and give it back to Ho Yeon but he changed his mind after seeing the straw. This part made her laugh so hard that she had to keep her head down! We'd probably do the same if we were in her shoes, haha.

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LOL! This Scene In 'Squid Game' Was Actually Improvised
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So, it's confirmed: Those TikTok videos where Ho Yeon's shoulders were found bouncing up and down is actually her shaking with laughter!

LOL! This Scene In 'Squid Game' Was Actually Improvised
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Now we're wondering what other scenes in the drama were improvised!

Watch the full interview of Jimmy Fallon with the Squid Game cast right here:

* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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