While Jang Sung-kyu had been confirmed as a cast member for "The Penthouse 2" it was only when the drama begain airing on February 19th that the exact nature of his role was revealed. Jang Sung-kyu played the Chief of Staff for the character played by Bong Tae-gyu, who is seen in the drama's first episode waging an abortive parliamentary campaign. Jang Sung-kyu and Bong Tae-gyu are the anchors for the jTBC talk show Movie Room, making the cameo possible.
On Instagram Jang Sung-kyu claimed that he wasn't expecting anyone to much notice his special appearance, but was surprised and flattered to see that his name was trending right behind "The Penthouse 2" in live searches. Jang Sung-kyu also singled out some comments about his performance that he particularly liked in another post. Jang Sung-kyu expressed pride in the milestone. "The Penthouse 2" had ratings of 19.1% in its opening episode.
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 email@example.com. 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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