Lee Jung-jae is trying his best to stay in the present after his 2022 Emmy nomination.

It Squid Game star is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, alongside Succession‘s Brian Cox And Jeremy StrongOzark‘s Jason BatemanSaul is better‘s Bob OdenkirkAnd Separation‘s Adam Scott. It’s a big surprise for the South Korean actor, who’s still in awe of the response to the series. 

“It just feels like a miracle,” Lee told CelebHomes News. This is absolutely unbelievable, I think.”

It makes perfect sense, then that Lee doesn’t think about this. Squid GameThe second season, because he is eager to enjoy the career-defining moment. (The series received 14 nominations, including Outstanding Drama series, making it the first Korean-language series to garner an Emmy nomination.)

More than that, the actor trusts creator Hwang Dong-hyukTo create an engaging follow-up story that will amaze even Lee. Lee said, “I have to be careful not to think about season 2 or imagine any other story.” “I really wanted to feel that rush of excitement when I first read the script.”