This actress, who gained attention after “Penthouse”, finally got news worth celebrating

Actress Han Ji Hyun, who won Rookie of the Year for her passionate performance in K-drama, finally scored a leading role. 

In the mega hit K-drama “Penthouse”, actress Han Ji Hyun assumed the role of Joo Seok Kyung, daughter of Joo Dan Tae (Uhm Ki Joon) and Shim Soo Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah). 

Her passionate acting and visuals quickly earned the actress a lot of attention, and now, Han Ji Hyun has been announced as the female lead for an upcoming series.

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In particular, on September 8th, the production team of SBS’ rom-com series “Cheer Up”, released their first stills of Han Ji Hyun, raising expectations. 

“Cheer Up”, which will start airing at 10:00 PM (KST) on October 3rd, is already receiving attention as a healing drama. 

“Cheer Up” revolves around the romance and growth of students at Yeonhee University’s Cheerleader Club, which is trying to recover from falling apart and leave a brilliant history behind. 

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In this work, Han Ji Hyun will take off her villainous image as Joo Seok Kyung in “Penthouse”, and take on the role of Do Hae Yi, a new cheerleading member full of passion. 

Having grown up in a poor family with difficult circumstances, the freshman Do Hae Yi is hyper-focus on money in all her life choices and concentrations. As she enters a cheering squad for money, however, she finds out about romance and love, which she has always considered to be a luxury. 

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In the published stills, Han Ji Hyun is shown wearing a bomber jacket,which is called “the symbol of college student”, while she walks on a cherry blossom road, conveying a lively image. 

Even in a scene where her character works part-time at a convenience store, Han Ji Hyun doesn’t lose her smile. 

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Meanwhile, Han Ji Hyun’s co-star will be the handsome actor Bae In Hyuk, who has been active in several web dramas. In addition to this, “Cheer Up” also features major cast members consisting of Kim Hyun Jin, Jang Gyu Ri, Lee Eun Sam, and Yang Dong Geun.

As the news of her new project role was revealed, Han Ji Hyun showed her aspiration to play the female lead for the first time in a drama.

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In particular, the actress said, “If I showed a sophisticated and sharp side in ‘Penthouse’, then in ‘Cheer Up’, I plan to show a more bouncy and comfortable appearance by utilizing the charm of my character.

She also added, “I’m so excited and nervous because I think I’ll show you a different side of me that I’ve never shown before. I’ve prepared a lot and worked hard on the shoot, so I hope you look forward to and love this other side of me.”

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On the other hand, the rapid growth of Han Ji Hyun, who debuted in 2019, is attracting attention.

Attention is being focused on how Han Ji Hyun, who drew attention as a child actor in the “Penthouse” series from 2020 to 2021, will portray the heroine of a romantic comedy drama in her first attempt. 

Source: insight

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