A South Korean woman who was inundated with thousands of prank calls and texts after her phone number was shown on Netflix's hit show "Squid Game" may soon get a break. Netflix and Siren Pictures said Wednesday they would edit scenes to remove the phone number, which appears on a mysterious invitation card.
The nine-part thriller depicting cash-strapped contestants playing to the death in a bid to win billions became an international hit when it premiered on the streaming service last month.
The woman, identified as Kim Gil-young, told a local newspaper she doesn't want to change the number because it belongs to her business. Some reports said she was offered a large amount of money for compensation, but turned it down.
You can vaguely see the number in this trailer for the Netflix hit show.
Photo above is of the lead actor, Lee Jung-Jae at another movie press event.
Did you know that the show was written a decade ago and was brushed off because it was too brutal for viewers? Here is the Esquire story explaining why the time may not have been right.