Watch: Eugene, Kim So Yeon, Uhm Ki Joon, And More Take Part In “The Penthouse” Season 2 Script Reading
SBS has released a photo and behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming second season of “The Penthouse”!
After the first season wrapped up last month, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter of the story. The show is set in a 100-floor luxury penthouse apartment, and the first season featured three women at the heart of the tale: the “queen” of the penthouse Shim Soo Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah), the “prima donna” Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon) who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) who will do anything it takes to get into the world of high society. It was previously confirmed that the drama is coming back with two more seasons.
Having taken a break after the end of season one, the actors greeted each other warmly as they gathered for the first time in a while. Following an introduction from director Joo Dong Min and writer Kim Soon Ok, it’s said that the script reading carried on with an even greater display of strong teamwork between the cast members.
Director Joo Dong Min asked for the cast’s continued dedication as he commented, “Let’s do a good job throughout the next seven months. I hope that we will be able to look back and say that we’re proud and that we enjoyed it.”
Eugene took control of the room with her powerful gaze and voice in her role as Oh Yoon Hee, more tenacious than ever. Kim So Yeon also impressed as she completely immersed herself in the role of Cheon Seo Jin, who re-wrote the history of the femme fatale role with her endless string of cruel deeds in the first season. Uhm Ki Joon, who plays the diabolical Joo Dan Tae, chilled the room with his cold-blooded tone.
Shin Eun Kyung drew interest with her secretive double life as Kang Ma Ri, and Bong Tae Gyu did so with his role as Lee Gyu Jin, a “mama’s boy” and a pivotal member of the wicked trio. Yoon Jong Hoon plays Ha Yoon Cheol, who stepped down from his position as hospital director after an intense showdown with Cheon Seo Jin. Park Eun Suk plays Logan Lee, who suffered losing both Min Seol Ah and Shim Soo Ryeon, and Yoon Joo Hee plays Lee Gyu Jin’s wife Go Sang Ah.
The producers commented, “The cast has already proven their superior acting abilities and strong synergy. With their passion for season two combined with the explosive storyline, hearts were racing from just the script reading alone. Due to the actors’ perfect teamwork, scenes sprung to life with just a single word. You will be able to see their passionate display of acting through season two of ‘The Penthouse.'”
In the behind-the-scenes video, the cast enjoy reading through the script together before sharing a few comments. First, Eugene shares, “After it was delayed for so long, we finally held the script reading for season two. It was really fun to get together for the first time in a long while to read the script. You’re probably curious about the script, right? It’s interesting. You might be mentally and physically exhausted due to COVID-19, but hang in there. We’ll work with the situation and work hard to carry out filming cautiously. Please look forward to ‘The Penthouse’ and give us your love.”
Kim So Yeon commented, “We finally held the script reading for season two today, and I was really happy to see everyone after such a long time. I want to hurry and show you the good energy from today’s reading. I’ll work hard on filming, so please look forward to it.”
Watch the full behind-the-scenes video below!
Season two of “The Penthouse” airs on February 19.
Watch season one of “The Penthouse” below: