Boys Over Flower Characters

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A commoner who got into the lives of the famous people in Shinhwa High F4. He got into highschool through a coincidence that made her the heroine and tagged her as Shinhwa High’s Wonder Woman. She seemed to embraced the life of an ordinary student in the famous school until she couldn’t hold back her principles and entangled her life with the four richest boys in Korea! Her never say die principle will bring her far in getting hate,and love from the four boys in the series. A swimmer at heart and since her school doesn’t have a swimming pool facility she accepted the scholarship from Shinhwa High.

500266The leader of the famous untouchable in Shinhwa High…F4’s Goo Jun Pyo. A son of the richest family in Korea who technically owns every big share of whatever industry you are referring to. A childish and egoistic man who couldn’t accept rejection. A son of a wealthy family that is a master of martial arts and almost anything except swimmimgJun Pyo’s got natural curly hair, hot-tempered, but has an innocent heart. Although he can fluently speak 5 languages, he shows weakness on common sense and Korean vocabulary. Jun Pyo has simple and straight personality and relies upon intuition more rather than being rationalized. He may fear no one except his only sister that can tame him with one blow. He fell in love with Jan Di because of his sisters resemblance.

500335The grandson of the formal president of Korea,  the most attractive guy among F4. Ji Hoo is the heir of Su-am Cultural Foundation, Art Center, and Orchestra own by his family, and also a musician. He lost his parents at age of five when he got into a car accident. He overcomes the hardness with his first love, Seo Hyun. He became friends with Jan Di during her shouting session at the school rooftop.After his heartbreak with Seo Hyun he got the support from Jan Di and being her emergency bell Ji Hoo spent his time supporting and protecting Jan Di that turned into a love blossoming as their time together kept on counting.
500357The gifted potter and the successor of the prestigious family. Although Yi Jung has gained reputation for his talent for ceramics, he cannot take away the feeling that he is living a life of his brother. His brother abandoned the family to get away from the responsibilty as the first born and successor.This has given Yi Jung  a big responsibility for his ill mother and family reputation to maintain. This has made him into a playboy that cannot be contented with one woman. His weakness was overshadowed by his image as a romeo for  every juliet, but still kind hearted. Reasons for his character will be revealed for his every action their is a shadow of reason behind it.

500368The most flirtatious of the F4 group, Song Woo Bin is the son of giant corporation in the construction industry. Their business has been making waves because of sort of illegal networks. They have been promoted to the level of noble because of the success of their business. With his connection with the underworld he will be a big help for the love birds. In whatever aspect he maybe strong hysically just like Yi Jung he has a kind heart. Though he is powerful and rich he somewhat condemn his roots but his friendship with the boys make him through his sad side.

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STAR OF KOREAN BOYS OVER FLOWERS: I want to show I can act too

STAR OF KOREAN BOYS OVER FLOWERS: I want to show I can act too
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Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden shot actors Jerry Yan and Vic Chou to instant fame.

Now, Boys Over Flowers, the Korean adaptation of popular manga Hana Yori Dango, which will air on Channel U from 16 May at 9.30pm, looks set to turn its good-looking cast into international idols.

KIM HYUN JOONG, 22
Plays Yoon Ji Hoo, the Korean version of Hanazawa Rui

To female protagonist Geum Jan-di, Ji Hoo is her first love and occasional chauffeur who always stays silently by her side when she’s down.

This is Hyun Joong’s first acting attempt though he’s no stranger to showbiz. He was the frontman of band SS501 and already had a trail of admiring fans.

He said: ‘A lot of people are biased towards singers-turned-actors, and I hope to convince them otherwise through my hard work.’

He reportedly read the script hundreds of times, rehearsed scenes on his own repeatedly and researched autism to play the autistic JiHoo.

He even watched the Taiwanese and Japanese versions of the drama and bought two complete sets of the manga to read.

LEE MIN HO,21
Plays Goo Joon Pyo, the Korean version of Tsukasa Domyoji

Min Ho’s career has been far from smooth.

First, he is prone to getting hurt during filming – the worst being an accident in 2006.

He said: ‘It landed me in hospital for six months. I often wondered what I’d do if I couldn’t walk or act again. It was a very painful period.’

To make matters worse, his first leading role in Run Mackerel in 2007 was reduced from 24 episodes to only eight episodes. Viewership for his following drama, I Am Sam, was also dismal.

Hopefully, things will turn around with Boys Over Flowers.

‘People who give up hoping will never find success. Victory isn’t important. What matters is persistence and never giving up.

‘Even if met with failure, the never-say-die attitude is still admirable.’

KIM BUM, 19
Plays So Yi Jung, the Korean version of Sojirou Nishikado

Kim Bum reportedly agreed to take on this role after he met the Taiwanese F4. He was amazed at the sheer number of crazy fans the four actors had even a decade after Meteor Garden was aired.

KIM JOON, 24
Plays Song Woo Bin, the Korean version of Akira Mimasaka

Kim Joon does not have much screen time in the drama but the music group he belongs to, T-Max, performed the drama’s theme song, Paradise.

He said: ‘My horizon has widened since acting in the drama and I feel my potential slowly emerging.’

KOO HYE SUN, 24
Plays Geum Jan-di, the Korean version of Tsukushi Makino

In her few years in showbiz, Hye Sun has made countless appearances in commercials, music videos and variety shows.

She also scored a leading role in the hit drama Hearts Of Nineteen.

She recently released her first novel.

# This article was translated from the latest issue of U-Weekly