This ‘Squid Game’ Actress Also Stars in Netflix’s Current #2 Show—a Must-See K-Drama

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Netflix’s newest K-Drama, All of Us Are Dead, is already a massive hit.

Just a week after debuting on the platform, the post-apocalyptic thriller has already claimed the #1 spot on the Netflix top 10 most-watched list (before settling in at #2 behind Sweet Magnolias). While the show’s cast features a fresh set of faces, fans have naturally noticed that one actor, in particular, looks awfully familiar.

The thriller series follows a group of high school students who are trapped in their school building in the wake of a zombie outbreak. In order to survive, the remaining classmates band together to fight the undead before help can arrive.

One of the students is named Lee Na-yeon and is played by none other than, you guessed it, Lee Yoo-mi. Fans will recognize the young actress from the Netflix breakout hit, Squid Game.

In the 2021 survival series, Lee Yoo-mi plays the role of Ji-yeong, also known as player number 240. Ji-yeong forms a strong bond with Kang Sae-byeok (played by Jung Ho-yeon). During the competition, they pair up to play the marble game. 

Ji-yeong reveals that she had a terrible upbringing and if she were to win the prize money, she simply wouldn’t know what to do with it. In an attempt to save Sae-byeok, Ji-yeong purposely loses the marble game to spare her friend and is killed. Audiences resonated with their bond, making Ji-yeong’s death even more heartbreaking. 

All of Us Are Dead viewers couldn’t help but fangirl over Lee Yoo-mi’s presence in the K-Drama. “I knew she looked familiar,” one fan wrote on Twitter. Another fan chimed in and said, “The power she holds over Korean Netflix.”

Best Squid Game x All of Us Are Dead crossover ever.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...