'Penthouse 3: War in Life' Episode 8: Fans hail Han Ji-hyun's performance as Seok-kyung

For actress Han Ji-hyun, the response to her performance as Joo Seok-kyung is proof that she is nothing short of pure, raw talent


                            'Penthouse 3: War in Life' Episode 8: Fans hail Han Ji-hyun's performance as Seok-kyung
Han Ji-hyun as Joo Seok-Kyung in 'Penthouse 3: War in Life' (Instagram/sbsdrama.official)

When it comes to playing a negative role in a series, the trick is to have people hate your character. When they do, you know it's a sign that you've done your job well. For actress Han Ji-hyun, the response to her performance as Joo Seok-kyung is proof that she is nothing short of pure, raw talent. 

With season 8 of 'Penthouse 3: War in Life' finally here, fans were on the edge of their seats to know what would happen next, especially to Seok-kyung. While Dan-tae (Uhm Ki-joon) was now preoccupied with Joo Seok-hoon (Kim Young-dae), seeing that he had no use for his daughter; Seok-kyung still hoped her father would save her. And while Su-ryeon (Lee Ji-ah) did come rushing to her aid, things didn't go according to plan.

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Episode 7 revealed that Seok-kyung thought she was going to Italy but ended up at an orphanage. Unable to accept the truth, she kept getting into fights with all the girls and even ended up smashing her head against a mirror. When the caretakers dragged her out, she managed to escape.

However, Dan-tae found her in time and locked her up again. Seok-kyung was shocked at her father's action as he explained that he was not her father and that Min Seo-la was her real twin. But unknown to Dan-tae, Su-ryeon was already on her way to save her daughter. The two have a showdown before she smashed his hand with a rock and ran to save her child. Seok-kyung reflects on all her past actions and the way she bullied her sister. Determined to take action, she breaks a window and escapes, leaving behind a note for Su-ryeon, asking her not to look for her as she only causes pain.

While the whole scene was quite intense, fans were amazed by Han Ji-hyun's brilliant acting. "We truly have to highlight the fact that seokkyung is han jihyun's first role in a drama and that she absolutely rocked it! han jihyun got a huge potential, i hope she thrives in the future in the big screens! #Penthouse3Ep8," tweeted a fan. 

"THE TRUTH IS WE HATED HER NOT BECAUSE HER ATTITUDE BUT BECAUSE SHES GOOD IN PORTRAYING HER CHARACTER!! WE LOVE YUU #Penthouse3 #Penthouse3Ep8," explained another. "Yes she isss! I hope she got big role next drama or movie, who knows  #Penthouse3Ep8 #Penthouse3," wished a fan. "Sorry but tonight Seok-kyung win.. Her acting was sooo outstanding she shows perfect emotions. #Penthouse3Ep8 #PenthouseS3ep8 #Penthouse3," agreed another. 

"I'm beyond proud of this girl #Penthouse3 #PenthouseS3ep8," added a fan. "What a wonderful acting from han jihyun after she knew the truth  #Penthouse3ep8 #Penthouse3," applauded another. 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Episode 8 had quite a few twists and turns, but Han Ji-hyun stole the show. How do you think she performed? Tell us in the comment section below. 
Catch 'Penthouse 3: War in Life' on Fridays at 10 pm KST on SBS; it can also be streamed on Viki.

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