Squid Game's Wi Ha-jun in Singapore to film K-drama

Wi Ha-jun should be well-prepared for the Singapore heat.
PHOTO: Instagram/Wi Ha-jun

Wi Ha-jun is in Singapore to film the new series Little Women (2022), according to online reports today (June 29).

In pictures published by South Korean media outlet Star News this morning, the 30-year-old was seen in Incheon International Airport as he prepared for his flight.

According to social media posts, the Little Women team will be filming here for two weeks, but it is not known if the South Korean heartthrob will remain in Singapore for the entire period or possibly even extend his stay here.

Ha-jun is known for his performance as police detective Hwang Jun-ho in Squid Game, the explosively popular Netflix series that propelled him into international stardom.

Aside from his Netflix fame, Ha-jun was also named one of People's top 25 sexiest men on TV in 2021 — fans will be more than willing to explain why he belongs on that list.

But he isn't the only cast member to touch down in Singapore — actresses Kim Go-eun and Uhm Ji-won are also reportedly here. Whether Nam Ji-hyun will be joining them is unclear.

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In Little Women, based on the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, Ha-jun plays Choi Do-il, an attractive, intelligent and sophisticated graduate of a prestigious university whose fate is intertwined with Oh In-ju, played by Go-eun.

The series revolves around In-ju and her two sisters In-kyung (Ji-hyun) and In-hye (Park Ji-hu), and it's expected to air in August this year on Netflix.

While it is still unknown if Ha-jun will be returning to Squid Game to reprise his role as the intrepid police detective, he might have a lot of time to think about it.

In May this year, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told Vanity Fair that season two might not be released until the end of 2023.

"Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again," Hwang hazily said. "I want to ask the question, 'Is true solidarity between humans possible?'"

READ ALSO: Squid Game creator says season 2 won't release until late 2023 or 2024

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