The Squid Game director has revealed the reason behind Gi-hun’s dramatic red hair in the final episode.
In an interview with the Radio Times, Hwang Dong-hyuk explained that the main character (played by Lee Jung-jae) is left raging after surviving the games and coming home to find his elderly mother dead.
He explained: “[Gi-hun’s red hair] represents that he will never be able to go back to his old self.
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“It is also a sign of his rage.”
He continued: “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.”
Dong-hyuk shared the reason behind Gi-hun’s flaming red hair as some viewers were convinced it was a sign the character would become a guard in the second season.
Previously, Hwang Dong-hyuk has revealed that he came up with the concept of Squid Game many years ago.
He recalled: “I came up with which games to use in the story about 10 years ago.
“And it was, to begin with, the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ game that makes a big impact with shocking mass death.
“I thought players fighting like warriors using the shapes, which form a ring, would demonstrate the irony of it being a children’s game, as well as the players’ desperation.”
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