Squid Game director explains why Seong Gi-Hun dyed his hair red 1 month ago

Squid Game director explains why Seong Gi-Hun dyed his hair red

SPOILERS AHEAD: Turn back now if you haven’t finished the show…

The following post contains spoilers for Netflix’s new Korean ‘battle royale’ hit Squid Game.

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If you haven’t finished the show that’s well on its way to becoming the platform’s most-popular series ever, then stop reading now and get binging - pronto.

Still with us? Great - because series director Hwang Dong-hyuk has some details to share about one of the show’s most talked about (and head-scratching) finale twists.

Throughout its nine-episode arc, Squid Game invites a group of gamblers in need of a quick buck to take part in a series of clandestine kids’ games where the winner gets to take home a fortune.

However there’s a catch - and a bloody one at that. If you fail at one of the games, you’re swiftly removed from play, usually with a gun - making the whole process a gory and nail-biting fight for survival.

Those who have already seen the show will no doubt have been surprised at one of its final sequences which showed our hero Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) with bright red hair.

Gi-Hung’s change from his usual dark-do left many viewers a little confused.

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"Finished Squid Game. Not sure how I feel about the ending. Also super confused why the main character decided to dye his hair red at the end,” Tweeted one fan.

Another added: "Anyways, why did the man in Squid Game have to dye his hair red in the end????? That was confusing and a very odd decision."

Well during a recent interview with Korean entertainment site Zapzee, Dong-hyuk provided some answers:

“I thought about this intuitively,” explained the director, adding: “thinking about how Gi Hun should change his hair in a hair salon. I imagined being him and thought to myself, ‘what is the colour that you would never choose to dye your hair?’

"Then I came to the conclusion that Gi Hun would never dye his hair red. It would be the craziest thing for him to do. So I chose the colour and I thought it really showed his inner anger.”

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What do you think - is this a good metaphor for Gi Hun’s internal rage?

Time will tell if his red locks make it into the all-but-guaranteed second series.

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