Was it too much to play the villain Hwang Jung-eum Cho Yoon-hee’s acting skills are on the cutting board
Another problematic work was born. Kim Soon-ok’s new SBS Friday-Saturday drama “The Escape of the Seven.” Viewers have been complaining from the first week of the show with a more unconventional “barbaric” than “penthouse” such as child abuse, attempted murder, infidelity, original friendship, childbirth and torture. Meanwhile, Hwang Jung-eum and Cho Yoon-hee’s acting, who challenged the “first villain,” were also on the cutting board. It is a challenge to take off the existing character, but it is said that the exaggerated expression and speech broke the immersion of the play.
Hwang Jung-eum and Cho Yoon-hee have something in common in “The Escape of the Seven.” This is because both of them are trying to play villain roles for the first time since their debut and their first time after going through major changes in family history such as reunion and divorce
“The Escape of the Seven,” starring the two, is a revenge play by Picaresque (a work in which the wicked are the main characters), which depicts the survival struggle of seven villains involved in the disappearance of a girl whose lies and desires are intertwined. Writer Kim Soon-ok and director Joo Dong-min, who made the series “The Empress’s Dignity” and “Penthouse,” attracted attention in that they were the third to unite.
Unlike Eom Ki-joon, Yoon Jong-hoon, and Shin Eun-kyung, Hwang Jung-eum and Cho Yoon-hee are actors who work with Kim Soon-ok for the first time. Geum Ra-hee, played by Hwang Jung-eum, is the representative of a competent and reckless drama production company, considers money and success the most valuable of her life, and is a self-righteous woman who finds her daughter she abandoned for a huge inheritance in 15 years. Cho Yoon-hee is a person who spreads strange rumors to schools so as not to be caught cheating on the chairman’s son
As it was his first attempt at a villain, his determination was extraordinary. At the previous production presentation, Hwang Jung-eum said, “I was a fan of writer Kim Soon-ok. I got a call while watching the artist’s work only on TV. It was just one word. What are you doing these days? He asked me to play the villain. “I answered ‘yes’ in just a second,” he said. “At that time, I was changing my baby’s diaper. “I was so grateful for contacting me when I was in desperate need of acting,” he said.
Cho Yoon-hee said, “In fact, I hesitated at first because I was a villain. I wanted to live a good life. in one’s usual or role. “I wanted to be an exemplary mother to my child, so I wanted to be nice and good at everything,” he said, adding, “I’m not confident when I do bad things alone, but it’s so fun to do it with seven people.” I think it suits my aptitude. I will continue,” he said
However, did he suddenly wear the wrong clothes called the “villain”. Hwang Jung-eum and Cho Yoon-hee, who usually had no controversy over their acting skills, were said to be somewhat awkward. I wanted a Soyeon Kim-like presence in the “Penthouse,” but the reality was an exaggerated voice and an awkward expression. Above all, Hwang Jung-eum has a lot of emotional scenes such as assaulting her own daughter and shedding false tears. However, it was regrettable that he seemed to be using evil consistently.
Cho Yoon-hee also doesn’t have much footage yet, but the scene of threatening a student and showing a greedy side to a diamond bracelet when she was caught in an affair did not have an impact enough to break her modest image.
“The Escape of the Seven” shows a mala-flavored final play following the “Penthouse” series, which recorded the highest viewer rating of 29.2%, but viewers’ reactions are not as good as before. The reason is that there are so many uncomfortable factors such as original exchanges and childbirth in schools beyond stimulating materials. The ratings are also around 6%, which is lower than the first week of the “Penthouse” season 1.
The reason why “Penthouse” was able to achieve a vertical rise in viewership was the enthusiastic performance of “bad actors” such as Eom Ki-joon and Kim So-yeon. Hwang Jung-eum and Cho Yoon-hee’s acting are all the more unfortunate in the absence of a villain who has as much presence as Kim So-yeon