Singer Jo Yu Ri is receiving favorable reviews from drama fans for her unexpected acting skills in “Work Later, Drink Now 2”.
Jo Yu Ri started her acting career through the playlist web drama “Mimicus” in July last year. Making her first special appearance through “Work Later, Drink Now 2”, she proved her potential as an actress by presenting stable acting skills.
In episode 7, Jo Yu Ri appeared as a student at one of the high schools Kang Ji Goo (Jung Eun Ji) visited to show her talent. She asked Kang Ji Goo, who was showing the origami tutorials, “What does it really look like?”, and used many swear words. Jo Yu Ri caught the eyes of viewers with her rebellious and disobedient appearance.
Jo Yu Ri not only immersed herself in the drama with her natural and delicate emotional expressions and eye acting but also became a scene-stealer with her smooth line acting and excellent ability in digesting drama dialogues.
Internet users showed enthusiastic responses to Jo Yu Ri’s impactful appearance despite her short screen time. Under the video cut of Jo Yu Ri’s scene that spread on various online communities and SNS sites, netizens commented, “I thought she was a rookie actress”, “She’s so good at cursing”, “I was surprised that her performance did not fall behind Jung Eun Ji’s bold acting”, “I want to see her act more”, “She’s good at both singing and acting”, etc.
Meanwhile, Jo Yu Ri made her debut as a member of the project group IZ*ONE after competing in Mnet’s “Produce 48” in 2020. After completing the group’s activities, she has been active as a solo artist.