Like other "Squid Game" stars, Lee Yoo-mi experienced overnight success after Netflix dropped the epic series in September. The 27-year-old star gained much attention for playing the role of Ji Young or Player 240, which brought her to a new height today.
Lee Yoo-mi's newfound fame earned her a number of Instagram followers-100 folds of what she used to have. With her incredible popularity today and global recognition, would everyone believe the actress is yet to realize the huge success she is experiencing?
In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the "Young Adult Matters" star revealed she is still doing a part-time job as a delivery service at Coupang Eats after filming the Netflix series.
While working, she was surprised to get everyone's attention and she could not help but get fascinated with this change. She revealed that she was trying her best not to think of her fame as she still had a lot of things to do.
"I try not to forget who I am," she said. Lee Yoo-mi also touched on the issue about her chemistry with fellow "Squid Game" star Jung Ho-yeon. She explained she was the type who would first approach others and get close to them, so she did it with the international model.
She even found herself having good chemistry with anyone and not just with her co-stars. These two were even reunited during Jung Ho-yeon's day in the life with Vogue on YouTube, via Yahoo! News.
In the clip, the Louis Vuitton ambassadress took Vogue with her as she went around Seoul for 24 hours during her rest day. Before her day ended, she met with Lee Yoo-mi and Kim Joo-ryoung, who played the role of Han Min-yeo.
The three enjoyed a steak dinner and showed the incredible bond they had developed during the production of "Squid Game." Just before she bid her goodbye to Vogue, Jung Ho-yeon said it was a wonderful time with her friends.
Meanwhile, fans will once again see the "Park Hwa-young" star on Netflix with the new zombie drama "All of Us Are Dead," per AllKpop.
She believed she would be "slandered" when this show hit the small screen. The people who already saw her part in the series said she was so "detestable" as there were many things she did that made them think she "should not act that way."
However, she explained those actions were only made because she was human. So, Lee Yoo-mi found it intriguing how "such irony" could be depicted.