Penthouse – Upper Battle used to be a movie that caused a fever on the Korean screen thanks to the profound struggles of the elite. Although controversial because of many unexpected details, but Penthouse still being praised in terms of acting, most notably the role of Joo Dan Tae is too scary and sinister.
But before Um Ki Joon had a chance to play the role of a lifetime, the crew Penthouse wanted another actor to play Uncle Tae.
At a time Penthouse has just entered the production stage, the role of Joo Dan Tae has not been assigned to Um Ki Joon. Instead, the production crew wanted actor Shin Sung Rok to play the “villain” male role of Penthouse.
Shin Sung Rok is targeted for the role of Uncle Tae
Despite the experience of playing many villainous, cunning and scary roles, Shin Sung Rok suddenly refused to participate. Penthouse. At first, he really wanted to act in a movie, but because of the overlapping schedule, the actor had to give up Penthouse to participate in Kairos of MBC.
Shin Sung Rok chose to play Kairos instead of Penthouse
Starting with the musical path, Shin Sung Rok suddenly switched to acting in 2003 with Shoot for the Stars. But until closing Why Bring Me Here, the name of Shin Sung Rok is widely known. Also thanks to the role of tycoon Lee Jae Kyung, creepy in Why Bring Me Here that Shin Sung Rok can play many other evil roles like Oh Tae Suk in Flip Face or emperor Lee Hyuk in The Last Queen.
Shin Sung Rok specializes in treating villains
Although not closed Penthouse but Shin Sung Rok does not regret this opportunity too much. Currently, although he does not have many popular projects, he is still very happy, especially next to his small family. On the contrary, the success of Penthouse has helped Um Ki Joon become more widely known, even winning many major awards.
Um Ki Joon received the big prize thanks to Penthouse
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