The beautiful actress Lee Yoo Mi has surprised everyone with her appearance in “All of Us Are Dead” that many people did not recognize that she was Ji Yeong in “Squid Game”. Here are some MORE exciting facts about “All of Us Are Dead” and “Squid Game” actress Lee Yoo Mi. From her outstanding duality, possible “immortality”, and the immense gratitude from Lee Yoo Mi to the millennial King of Pop, BTS.
6 MORE Facts About “All of Us Are Dead” and “Squid Game” Actress Lee Yoo Mi: Her Duality, “Immortality”, and Immense Gratitude to BTS
One of the reasons why Netflix “All of Us Are Dead” managed to captivate its viewers was that there are so many emotions that the characters conveyed in every scene. That is why it not only triggered our rationality but also shook our emotions as well. However, the character that managed to do it the most was Lee Na Yeon, and it was all thanks to the talented actress with hidden beauty, Lee Yoo Mi.
Aside from hiding beauty and secrets only a few people know, today we are going to reveal some MORE secrets and facts about actress Lee Yoo Mi of “All of Us Are Dead” and “Squid Game”. Check them out!
1. Actress Lee Yoo Mi’s Duality in “Squid Game” and “All of Us Are Dead” is UNRIVALED!
First and foremost, while hardcore fans of “Squid Game” might recognize Lee Yoo Mi at once in “All of Us Are Dead”, many viewers did not recognize her until later in the series. And this is perfectly understandable. Why? Because actress Lee Yoo Mi had made herself so unrecognizable with her duality in these two characters.
Previously as Ji Young, she was a sweet and adorable young woman who sacrificed herself for Kang Sae Byeok (Jung Ho Yeon). However, this time she appeared as an irritating and selfish teenager, Lee Na Yeon, who triggered the viewers’ emotions.
im ashamed to admit that i didnt immediately realize nayeon from all of us are dead and jiyeong from squid game are played by the same actress pic.twitter.com/rVWebX1Y3s— the joker (me) and the queen (taylor) (@rkivetay) January 31, 2022
Actress Lee Yoo Mi managed to portray these completely different characters with such unrivaled duality that nobody even recognized her at first. And it’s all thanks to her acting experience of over 10 years.
i didn’t even realize that nayeon from all of us are dead is jiyeong from squid game!!! THE DUALITY OF LEE YOO MI!! she made me cry bucket of tears on squid game then made my blood boil in aouad!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/QdDajyG4gk— macky (@itsmemackyG) January 29, 2022
2. Lee Yoo Mi Most Shocking Facts: The “Immortal” Actress
Secondly, when viewers first realized that the “Squid Game” actress Lee Yoo Mi joined “All of Us Are Dead”, the first thing that made everyone drop their jaw was how she managed to blend in just the perfect way between all the young actors in the series.
After all, Park Solomon and Cho Yi Hyun were born in 1999, while Yoon Chan Young and Park Ji Hoo were in the 2000s. However, actress Lee Yoo Mi was born in 1994, making her 27 years international age later this July.
Nobody expected Lee Yoo Mi to be someone who was 27 years old, seeing how amazing she was as the reckless teenager, Lee Na Yeon. And how she perfectly blended in her school uniform along with the other cast member in “All of Us Are Dead”.
Still, long-time fans of Lee Yoo Mi may have seen this coming. After all, Lee Yoo Mi was always prominent for her youthful face to the point of being almost “immortal”. Previously in 2010, Lee Yoo Mi even portrayed the role of an elementary student! And she was 16 years old international age (17 years old Korean age) at the time.
3. She Previously Wanted to Change Her Face
Back in 2019, Lee Yoo Mi once mentioned that she didn’t really like her face and she wanted to do plastic surgery.
At the time, “All of Us Are Dead” actress Lee Yoo Mi had a complex about her face and struggled with it, especially her nose. Her insecurity about her image was so terrible that she talked with her mother about getting plastic surgery. She couldn’t stand the fact that whenever she was looking at the mirror, all she saw was her imperfect nose.
After revisiting the interview back then, “All of Us Are Dead” and “Squid Game,” actress Lee Yoo Mi finally revealed that she had come to fully accept her looks. Furthermore, she also joked that she might not have been as successful today if she had truly undergone surgery.
“Now, I love my face more than anyone. I think it has a lot of charm. Besides, if my face remained the same, but then my nose got fixer and higher, I don’t think I would have become successful.”– Lee Yoo Mi.
4. Actress Lee Yoo Mi Was Incredibly Grateful to BTS
Further during the interview, “All of Us Are Dead” and “Squid Game” actress Lee Yoo Mi revealed the facts for being incredibly grateful to the Kpop kings, BTS.
How come? Because it was all thanks to BTS that actress Lee Yoo Mi managed to overcome her self-image issue.
Lee Yoo Mi mentioned that it was BTS’s “Love Yourself” Album that helped her overcome her issue and finally love herself. BTS’s continuous messages about loving and accepting yourself as who you truly are, brought her the push. They constantly reminded her that she needed to love herself too.
5. Worked As a Food Delivery Driver Before “Squid Game”
Before making her big hit as the character Ji Yeong in “Squid Game”, Lee Yoo Mi confessed that she was working as a food delivery driver.
Indeed, she has been an actress and has joined various projects for over 10 years in the Korean filming industry. However, she was only able to get minor roles at the time. And due to this unpopularity, she had to work part-time as a food delivery driver for Coupang Eats, the Korean version of Uber Eats.
“During my time off, I would work part-time for Coupang Eats. Then, suddenly, everyone knew who I was. I was mystified. It was amazing, but I still can’t grasp the extent of my popularity because I still have so much that I want to achieve. That is why I have been working hard these days to remember who I am.”Lee Yoo Mi for COSMOPOLITAN Korea.
6. The Secret to Lee Yoo Mi’s Great Portrayal of Lee Na Yeon in “All of Us Are Dead”
Finally, most people would clench their fists towards the “All of Us Are Dead” character, Lee Na Yeon, but not actress Lee Yoo Mi.
According to actress Lee Yoo Mi, facts about her “All of Us Are Dead” character that nobody realizes are that Lee Na Yeon is a person who stays faithful to herself and speaks the truth, even when it’s painful.
Furthermore, Lee Yoo Mi also mentioned that despite all her actions, Na Yeon was still a teenager. And this teenager was acting under pressure. Even adults behave differently when they were forced into extreme situation and had to survive, let alone teenagers.
“She has no choice but to be in a rush because she has to survive. Her desire to live was just expressed differently.”– Lee Yoo Mi about her character, Lee Na Yeon.
These facts about “All of Us Are Dead” character Lee Na Yeon proves how incredible Lee Yoo Mi as an actress is that she manages to find a different standpoint to her character. As a result, this secret has helped Lee Yoo Mi play Na Yeon in such an incredible portrayal.
“If Na Yeon is really mean, that means I acted well, right? If I receive hate, I will think that I did as well as the amount of hate I receive. It’s fine if you send hate, and it’s fine if you pity her.”– Lee Yoo Mi.
Wow! We never know that there’s such depth in Lee Na Yeon’s character! No wonder Park Ji Hoo once mentioned she was not ready for such a character!
Actress Lee Yoo Mi: “Squid Game” Ji Yeong VS “All of Us Are Dead” Na Yeon
So, what do you think, Kdrama fans? Which one do you like more? Actress Lee Yoo Mi as the sweet Ji Yeong in “Squid Game” or ruthless Na Yeon in “All of Us Are Dead”? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and follow Kpoppost on Instagram & Facebook for more updates and information.
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