DISCLAIMER: THIS INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED PRIOR TO JULY 13TH BEFORE THE ACTORS WENT ON SAG-AFTRA STRIKE
Squid Game has been the talk of the town since its release in September 2017, where the Netflix series has received critical acclaim for its remarkable story, the show’s depth of characters, and thematic approaches toward real-world topics. To those who want to know more about the show, we have some exciting news for you! We have an exclusive interview with Reagan To, who stars as the voice of the Red Light Green Light Doll and the English voice for Seong Ga-Yeong from Squid Games! We cannot wait to talk to her as she talks about how she first started her acting career, her experience in Squid Games and the audition behind it, and more, brought to you by Young Entertainment Exclusive! Because the series has already been released, if you are planning on reading this interview and have not watched the series, this article will actively avoid any spoilers regarding the series. For those planning to watch before reading this article, we highly recommend watching it first. And now, onto this interview and its refresher.
This survival drama series hailing from South Korea received international attention upon its release worldwide through Netflix. Not only was this series considered the most-watched series on Netflix, it attracted billions of viewers in the first four weeks of its international release, surpassing Bridgerton‘s viewership by a long mile. Created, directed, and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game received numerous awards and nominations. These consisted of The Golden Globe Awards for actors such as O Yeong-su, Lee Jung-Jae, and HoYeon Jung, including the Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
For those who haven’t watched the show or require a refresher, the series tells the story of Seong Gi-hun, a divorced father and a gambler in debt. To pay off his debts, Seong Gi-hun was invited to play a series of children’s games to win a large cash prize. Upon accepting the offer, he’s taken to an unknown location, where he meets other players in dire financial situations. But there’s a twist; if the player fails to win a game, it will result in their death. To survive, Seong Gi-hun allies with a bunch of other players, and the group tries to survive the game’s physical and psychological twists and turns.
And now, here is some information on Reagan To! A young and aspiring actress, Reagan starred in Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a school girl, a little girl, and a regular girl, as well as a few voice-over roles such as: Make My Day as Young Marnie and Elemental as Big Kid Ember. Regarding her acting roles, she has also acted in Sijipeuseu: The Myth as Young Seo-Hae and Eureka as Young Longlong.
We first ask Reagan how she first started acting. She answered that she initially began when she was sick and landed in the hospital, stating that her lung had collapsed. But one day, when the doctor visited her room, they turned on the television for her to watch. Reagan mentioned that she never saw much T.V. at the time, and talked about how curious she was about it. Upon finishing the show, she said, “I wanted to be an actress and be on the T.V. someday” to her mother. Her mother answered that she’d sign Reagan up in some acting classes if she got better and fought the disease she had. Reagan eventually got better, and her mother fulfilled her promise and signed her up for acting classes. We also asked about her audition behind the voice of the Red Light Green Light Doll and Seong Ga-Yeong, and Reagan’s answer was fascinating. Reagan answered that she didn’t initially audition for Squid Game but for another series called Sijipeuseu: The Myth, and she mentioned that it was her first voiceover audition. Upon booking the role, the directors liked her so much that they called her back to do the voices for Squid Game. If you want to know more about Reagan’s experiences with the series, watch the entire video for the full interview!
Thank you, Reagan, for spending some time with us! You can follow her on her Instagram at @reagan_to (https://www.instagram.com/