On March 26th Cosmpolitan Korea released stills from a plant-filmed photoshoot featuring "The Penthouse 2" actress Han Ji-hyun. In "The Penthouse 2" Han Ji-hyun plays the teenage daughter of the chief villain played by Uhm Ki-joon. Her character is repugnant in her own way, but has come to represent the family's increasingly twisted dynamic with the daughter coming to find her father an increasingly repulsive and despicable man for reasons of varying sympathy.
AdvertisementIn the interview attached with the photoshoot, Han Ji-hyun discusses this ambiguity in her performance. Purportedly she contrasts her character's poor personality with a childlike brightness. According to Han Ji-hyun, her real life expressions are close to that of her character only in her happier moments, where she expresses happiness or joy over some subject or other. Han Ji-hyun claims to prefer nicer roles in general, but admitted she appreciated the challenge of her current character.
For future roles, Han Ji-hyun expressed an interest in historical dramas, particularly authoritative roles such as that of a royal consort. Han Ji-hyun turned twenty-five this past March 21st, and her improved profile from "The Penthouse" has led to much interest from fans regarding her next project. Han Ji-hyun has been confirmed for a minor role in the upcoming blockbuster "SEOBOK" but has no confirmed upcoming work. Her full Cosmpolitan photoshoot will appear in the April issue.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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