Steven Spielberg has been criticised for claiming that Netflix’s hit series Squid Game is proof TV shows can be successful despite casting “unknown actors.”
The legendary Hollywood director made the comment during an appearance at the PGA awards panel on Saturday, where he spoke about the game-changing impact the hit K-drama has had on the entertainment industry.
“A long time ago it was domestic stars that brought the audience into movies. Today, it’s interesting, unknown people can star [in] entire miniseries [and] can be in movies,” he added.
Fans of the hit series took to Twitter to criticise the director for his comments, with one user writing: “Another day, another American thinking the world revolves around them.”
"Unknown." To people who only watch American entertainment, I guess… https://t.co/HwiRMvOYOg
— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) March 23, 2022
“Correction: “Squid Game” proves that Hollywood has been waaayyyyyy behind in recognizing and celebrating longstanding S. Korean Film/TV storytelling and talent,” another user wrote.
Correction: “Squid Game” proves that Hollywood has been waaayyyyyy behind in recognizing and celebrating longstanding S. Korean Film/TV storytelling and talent. https://t.co/G2J36f9cbc
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) March 23, 2022