SNSD’s Jessica Receives Mixed Responses for her Acting

2012-02-03 08:09:05 2012-02-03 00:09:06

After last night’s episode of KBS’sWild Romance” aired, SNSD’s Jessica received both praise and criticism for her acting skill. In the tenth episode, Kang Jong Hee (Jessica) undergoes a severe seizure after she finds her cat brutally killed. She starts shaking violently and shouting nonsensically, and a heartbroken Mu Yeol (Lee Dong Wook) tries to calm her down by holding on to her and comforting her. 

The scene revealed a completely different Jong Hee than the bright and cheerful girl viewers were introduced to in previous episodes. While she didn’t receive much criticism when she portrayed the happy-go-lucky Jong Hee, Jessica received mixed responses from fans for her “seizure act.”

Some commented on her awkward expressions and lacking acting skill, stating, “You call this a seizure? I wouldn’t have known had they not told us,” “It must be hard for her because she joined the drama later, but she still should have studied her character and craft a bit more,” “She’s simply trying to act pretty,” and more.

Others defended the singer, “She’s improving every day. I can’t wait to see more of her,” “As an idol, she’s definitely doing a great job,” and “I was drawn into her emotions during her seizure scene.”