Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon signs with CAA, lives under the same roof with Brad Pitt and Beyonce
Jung Ho-yeon, who quickly became a global star thanks to “Squid Game”, signed with a major US agency and will kick off her Hollywood activities in earnest.
Deadline, a leading American entertainment media outlet, reported on Nov 16th (local time) that Jung Ho-yeon signed an exclusive contract with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) – the largest agency in the United States.
According to Deadline’s explanation, every agency in town has been trying to land Jung Ho-yeon and her co-stars as well as the Netflix series’ writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk. Jung Ho-yeon marks the first of that group to land at an American agency.
“Squid Game” has swept the world and gained syndrome-class popularity since Sep 17th. According to Netflix, “Squid Game” recorded 1.65 billion hours streamed in the first four weeks since its release. This is equivalent to 182,000 years. “Bridgerton” season 1, which ranked first before “Squid Game“, had a total of 625 million hours over its first 28 days of release. As such, the viewing record of “Squid Game” is 2.6 times that of “Bridgerton”.
Model-turned-actress Jung Ho-yeon is the best star born by “Squid Game“. In other words, she hit the jackpot from her acting debut. Overseas fans and famous overseas stars rushed to follow Jung Ho-yeon‘s SNS. Currently, Jung Ho-yeon‘s SNS followers have surpassed 23 million.
CAA is the largest entertainment & sports agency as well as one of the four major agencies in the United States along with UTA (United Talent Agency), WME (William Morris Endeavor), ICM Partners.
It includes film director Steven Spielberg; top Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Will Smith; pop stars such as Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Cardi B, Doja Cat, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Norah Jones, Radiohead, Sam Smith.