Kim Young Dae portrays Joo Seok Hoon, the son of villain Joo Dan Tae, in the film "The Penthouse" (Uhm Ki Joon). Viewers felt sorry for him because of his tough childhood, but he was able to overcome the obstacles and forge his own path in life while plotting revenge against his father to protect his loved ones. He also managed to capture the hearts of viewers with his romance with Bae Ro Na (Kim Hyun Soo), with whom he remained in love through the ups and downs.
Kim Young Dae shared what it was like to act as Joo Seok Hoon for multiple seasons, explaining, “As this was my first time acting as one character for such a long time, this was such a special experience. During this year and a half, we endured all the joys and sorrows of that time together so I’ve become attached. It feels like sending off a precious person so it simultaneously feels refreshing and sad and I think I’ll remember a lot of it.”
“Seok Hoon's internal growth was owing to people around him,Kim Young Dae said of Seok Hoon's development over the seasons. He falls in love with Ro Na and grows to appreciate his mother Shim Soo Ryun [Lee Ji Ah], which helps him realise that he has to change and develop. I loved how, when presented with the choice between good and evil, he finally chose good.
Through the entire series, “The Penthouse” saw an extreme number of plot twists that kept viewers on edge. Kim Young Dae chose Shim Soo Ryun’s sacrificial death as the scene most shocking to him. To fans, Kim Young Dae commented, “Thank you for loving ‘The Penthouse’ this whole time. Thank you for loving Seok Hoon, who is lacking, and I think because of you all, he worked to be able to choose good. I participated with admiration and I want to thank you for enjoyably watching this precious project that allowed me to receive so much support, even though I still have a lot to fulfill. I will work hard to showcase a good image through my next work ‘Shooting Star’ [literal title]. Thank you!”