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A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country

As Netflix’s original Korean drama “Squid Game” is gaining popularity every day, the public’s interest has also focused on actors who played minor characters.

A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country

In particular, the actor who played the role of the game player number 276 in episode 4 of “Squid Game”. After appearing in this hit drama, he has gained explosive popularity and risen as a ‘national star’ in his home country, the Philippines.

On September 24 (local time), CNN Philippines reported news focusing on Christian Lagahit, who acted in “Squid Game”.

In the drama, Ragahit appeared as the 276th player of the squid game. He first showed up as Sung Ki Hoon’s teammate in episode 4, “Stick to the Team”.

A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country

He appeared shortly when the Pakistani worker Abdul Ali (player No.199) went out to find a member to join the team without knowing any information about the game.

After that, Ragahit survived the tug of war game with his teammates. During the game, he did a great job expressing hardships and adversity with his facial expressions and left a good impression on movie fans.

Although his appearance in the drama lasted for a very short time, the fact that he appeared in the hit drama “Squid Game” is enough to arouse great attention in his home country.

Moreover, Ragahit even conducted an interview with CNN Philippines and told the behind-the-scenes story. He shared, “I actually auditioned for the role of Abdu Ali (which was finally decided for Anupam Tripathi). Although I didn’t get that role, I still received a chance to play another special character”

A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country

Then, when asked about his feelings working with Korean actors and the production company, he answered, “I felt it was so unreal being able to work with famous actors”, drawing the attention of the viewers.

He continued, “Honestly, I didn’t expect to be famous not only in the Philippines but also all over the world. I want to express my gratitude to Filipino viewers who have supported Squid Game”

Even though people get to know his name after his appearance in Squid Game, Ragahit is known to have acted in numerous movies so far.

Ragahit, who first came to Korea as an English teacher in 2015, entered this path as an actor by chance. He appeared in “The Negotiation” starring Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin, tvN’s drama “Miss Lee” and Netflix movie “Space Sweepers” starring Song Joong Ki.

In fact, people can see photos of him taking with many famous Korean actors on his Instagram.

A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country
A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country
A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country
A Filipino actor played a minor role in “Squid Game” but became a ‘national star’ in his home country

Sources: insight

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