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Carlo Aquino almost had a role in ‘Squid Game’

Carlo was supposed to be a part of the Netflix hit, but then this happened

Star Cinema Admin
Star Cinema Admin

9/27/2021 in News
Carlo Aquino almost had a role in ‘Squid Game’

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about Netflix’s hit series “Squid Game”. 

It stars an all-star Korean cast, plus actors all over the world, including South Korea-based Filipino actor Christian Lagahit. 

But did you know one more Filipino actor was supposed to be included on the show? It could have been no other than our very own Carlo Aquino.

In June 2020 via Instagram, the “Exes Baggage” star uploaded a handwritten note from “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk which reads: “Dear Carlo, Thank you for your efforts. Looking forward to working with you in the near the future. Take care!!” 

Carlo referred to him as a “brilliant director” on the caption and added that he, “Couldn’t be more excited to work with you guys once this pandemic is over.” 



A post shared by Carlo Aquino (@jose_liwanag)


The actor reposted this photo days after the series premiered just recently and revealed that what he was referring to in his previous post “was supposedly a role for ‘Squid Game’.” 

Beatrice Candaza, sister of his partner Trina, grabbed Carlo’s post and gave more details about it. “[Carlo] was supposed to play a role in ‘Squid Game’ but travel restrictions happened.” 

“I remember [Trina] calling me and saying they’ll stay in Korea for a few months back in 2020,” she wrote. “I’m sure there would be more opportunities.” 

Trina shared her sister’s story for her own page and tagged Carlo to say, “I’m still proud of you.” 

If you want to watch more of Carlo, check out the "Exes Baggage" full movie for FREE on YouTube.

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