With just one episode left in its run, the hit drama “The Penthouse: War In Life” (펜트하우스) gets ready to wrap up its third and final season. After three action and drama-packed seasons, the series final episode will air today (10th September).
In lieu of the finale, the series’s lead cast expressed their appreciation and gratitude to both loyal viewers of the drama and the rest of “The Penthouse” cast and crew. The leading cast Eugene or Kim Yoo Jin (김유진), Kim So Yeon (김소연), Lee Ji Ah (김상은) and Uhm Ki Joon (엄기준) recalls their moments during filming and their characters in the show.
After over a year and a half of shooting process, Eugene looked back on the shoot and remarked that it was a tough process generally but they managed to overcome the pressure thanks to the love that they gained from viewers. “Thanks to all the love we received, I was able to find strength throughout every moment of filming,” she shared.
Speaking about her character Oh Yoon Hee, Eugene said it was both a risk and a challenge for her. “It was a difficult journey, but I had fun, and the work was full of passion. Once again, I want to thank writer Kim Soon Ok, director Joo Dong Min, the entire cast and crew, and all the viewers who watched “The Penthouse” I hope all of you will be healthy,” she continued.
Kim So Yeon who plays the villain protagonist Cheon Seo Jin in the Korean television series commented on her deep affection for her co-stars as well as the drama. In stark contrast to her vicious character, Kim So Yeon went on to share how she has grown accustomed to the casts and their memorable characters.
“I’ve passionately called out the names of Oh Yoon Hee, Joo Dan Te, Shim Soo Ryeon, and even my family members Ha Yoon Cheol and Eun Byeol so many times that I’ve grown accustomed to them, and I feel so sad that I have to say goodbye,” she said. She added, “I also think I’ll feel empty for a long time after saying goodbye to Cheon Seo Jin. I think I’ll remember this drama for a long time as a project that gave me lots of new experiences as an actress.”
Lee Ji Ah who plays Shim Soo Ryeon, the glamorous queen of the Hera Palace remarked that it hadn’t kicked in yet that “The Penthouse” was truly over. She also noted how she spent nearly two years fully grasping and focusing on Shim Soo Ryeon and Na Ae Gyo characters.
She remarked, “Because we’ve been filming this drama for multiple seasons, it feels as though after we rest a little, we’ll be starting up again.” She continued, “I clearly remember when I first received the script and felt excited as I worried about how to prepare for my role. From preparations to our final shoot, I spent nearly two years focusing on Shim Soo Ryeon and also Na Ae Gyo.”
The main antagonist Dan Tae Joo’s actor Uhm Ki Joon recalled, “During the year and a half that we spent filming “The Penthouse”, there were many tough days, but because there were days that I spent together with the viewers who loved the character Joo Dan Te and tuned in to every episode of the drama, I was truly happy.”
The actor went on to thank the cast and crew for their hard work in making “The Penthouse” a reality. The producers of “The Penthouse” remarked, “Thanks to our viewers’ passionate love and ardent interest, we are now heading towards the end of our long journey. The cast will be delivering both shock and joy through their passionate acting up until the very last scene of the final episode, so please stay tuned up until the very end.”
The series finale will air tonight (10th September) at 10pm KST. Stay tuned for the final episode of the smash hit drama or if you’re not there yet, feel free to catch up on the previous episodes before the finale airs.