In Squid Game: The Challenge, some games are inspired by the original series, while some are new. Well, the Glass Bridge challenge falls in the first category. Player 301, Trey Plutnicki, recently made secretive revelations about the game, detailing if the eliminated players fell in reality.
Concerning the Glass Bridge challenge, one must note that it was made up of two types – normal thing glass and tempered glass. The objective was to cross the bridge by choosing the correct panel. Once a player stepped on the thin glass, he or she fell and got eliminated. As the visual was made, it felt like they fell from a height of 30 feet. But was it the same in reality?
Not just Trey but also the producers and directors of Squid Game: The Challenge lately talked about the secrets of that particular game, where they wanted to pull off the same just like in the original one, but safely, without risking anyone’s life. Here is everything we know.
Everything About The Glass Bridge Challenge Of Squid Game: How Far Did The Eliminated Players Fall From?
The executive producer, Toni Ireland, shared that in the Glass Bridge challenge of the new Netflix series, they didn’t use glass but Perspex. To the newbies, it’s a type of clear acrylic.
She further said, “The challenge was to make sure that every single stepping stone trapdoor was identical.” Because of that, none of the players were able to identify which one would help them pass or get kicked out of the show.
Toni also shared that the pattern of pass and fail was predecided. Just a small group from the production team was aware of that.
As far as the fall through the trapdoor was concerned, it was made by a stunt person. Why? Well, it needed expertise. The players who got eliminated in that game were swapped during their respective falls. VFX was used for those particular fall moments.
Little did you know, the bridge was 16 feet high. In addition to that, one must note that an airbag was also made there at a height of 6 ft below. So, the stunt person had to fall about 10 ft. But, on-screen, it felt like a lot more. Isn’t it?
Everything was not fake in the Glass Bridge challenge. The one that was very much genuine was the players’ reactions. Neither of them was aware of the pass-fail pattern. Therefore, choosing the right tile was very stressful, and it was indeed visible in their faces. It was not an act.
We also saw how Ashley Tolbert acted so harshly and betrayed player 301- Trey Plutnicki. She simply refused to take a step forward and pushed the person before her (Trey) to do that. Unfortunately, his tile choice was wrong, and he got eliminated.
Because of her behavior, the other players are also very disappointed, and the audience even addresses her as the “villain.” But Ashley didn’t regret it, as she shared that she fought for herself.
Later, Trey and his mother, LeAnn, were interviewed. She shared what she wanted her son to do. On this note, she said, “I would have wanted him to let someone go ahead of him at some point because he’s not Superman.” Well, on the other hand, the victim of the betrayal in the Glass Bridge challenge said, “At that second jump, I didn’t think. If I had made a third jump, I think I would have been like, ‘Alright, I’m done.'” It was his destiny, and that’s okay! He still did a great job in the challenges.
However, LeAnn turned out to be very proud of her son. Right after getting eliminated in the Glass Bridge challenge, he went to the room where all the failed players were kept.
Trey didn’t look sad, as his mother shared. LeAnn further said, “He was almost jubilant because he knew he played the game he wanted to play and played it heroically and true to himself. That made me happy.”
Keeping all this aside, how much did you like the Glass Bridge game of the Squid Game: The Challenge? Also, how happy are you with the winner?