Lee Jung-jae, whose pay rate has risen significantly after “Squid Game”, continues to deliver good news

Actor Lee Jung-jae and director Hwang Dong0hyuk of Netflix’s drama “Squid Game” will receive the Order of Cultural Merit.

On October 18th, YTN Star reported, “The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has confirmed actor Lee Jung-jae and director Hwang Dong-hyuk as winners of this year’s Order of Cultural Merit”.

According to the media outlet, director Hwang Dong-hyuk is preparing to attend the ceremony while Lee Jung-jae is expected to deliver a video message as he will be absent due to overseas schedules.

Order of Cultural Merit is a medal awarded to people who have contributed to the development of culture and arts as well as the improvement of national culture and national development. The highest level of the Order of Cultural Merit is Grade 1, which is the Geumgwan Order of Culture Merit. It is not yet known which grade Lee Jung-jae and Hwang Dong-hyuk will be awarded.

Meanwhile, Lee Jung-jae and Hwang Dong-hyuk, who made their names known to the whole world through the huge success of Netflix’s original series “Squid Game”, received Best Actor and Best Director at the 74th Primetime Emmy Award held in the U.S on September 12th (local time).

In addition, Lee Jung-jae will start filming the second season of “Squid Game” next year and is expected to earn 1 billion as his appearance fee per episode. In short, if Season 2 is produced as a 9-episode series like Season 1, he will be paid a guarantee of 9 billion won in total.

Source: Wikitree

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