Throwback to Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun Moments in ‘Boys Before Flowers’!
It has already been 10 years since ‘Boys Before Flowers’ aired, and who hasn’t heard about this legendary Korean drama? Thanks to this series, Korean drama has been becoming increasingly popular and, even internationally, many viewers have become fond of the good looks of the cast, namely Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon. It’s also true that many people miss the sweet interactions between Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun, and are still deeply fascinated by their excellent chemistry. Let’s check it out!
Ku Hye-sun and Lee Min-ho’s Romantic Moments in Boys Before Flowers
Boys Before Flowers is a drama based on the popular Japanese manga ‘Hana Yuri Dango’. The manga already had a Taiwanese version, with the title ‘Meteor Garden’. in the Korean version, The story is about Gu Joon-pyo (Lee Min-ho), who is the son of Shinhwa Group, which is one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, and who is also the leader of F4, the most popular and powerful group of boys at the prestigious Shinhwa High School.
When F4 bullies a boy to the verge of suicide, the poor but vivacious Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun) saves his life and receives a swimming scholarship to attend the High School.
Geum Jan-di already dislikes F4 from the start, since they distinguish people based on their wealth and what family they come from. Upset by her strong-headed nature, Gu Jun-pyo singles out Geum Jan-di to bully, but she stands up to him and he begins to fall in love with her.
Meanwhile, Geum Jan-di develops feelings for Yoon Ji-Hu. While Gu Jun-pyo relentlessly tries to shower her with affection, she is increasingly distracted by Yoon Ji-Hu.
During a weekend trip to a private island, Gu Jun-pyo walks in on her sharing a kiss with Yoon Ji-Hu and he expresses his hurt with rage and punches Yoon ji-Hu. The next morning, he leaves the island and becomes reclusive, causing Geum Jan-di to feel guilty. She realizes that she is in love with him and says so when Gu Jun-pyo feigns an accident.
The problems between them don’t stop there. Gu Jun-pyo’s father falls ill, his mother forces him to begin training to lead Shinhwa. He leaves the city, turns cold toward his friends and Geum Jan-di, and begins to accompany his mother for formal arrangements. After 6 months, Geum Jan-di and F4 pursue him and try to convince him to break free, however, he turns them away.
Geum Jan-di approaches Gu Jun-hee, Gu Jun-pyo’s loving older sister, to help her find work and she becomes Gu Jun-pyo’s personal maid. It is evident that both Gu Jun-pyo and Geum Jan-di still love each other, however, Ha Jae-kyung falls in love with Gu Jun-pyo and tries to win him over. She soon realizes that it is futile, and during their wedding procession, she refuses to marry Gu Jun-pyo and expresses that she will feel guilty that she was standing in the way for a relationship that seems meant to be.
Geum Jan-di and Gu Jun-pyo reunite, however, due to her friends being threatened by his mother, Geum Jan-di leaves the city after spending loving moments with him. Gu Jun-pyo is heartbroken and gets into trouble with the police and later that week he has a car accident while trying to save Yoon Ji-Hu’s life, which causes him to lose his memory of Geum Jan-di. Encouraged by her mother to pursue her heart, Geum Jan-di returns but is saddened that Gu Jun-pyo cannot recall who she is.
After asking him to try to remember her name, she falls into a pool as he watches, causing him to be flooded by memories of them saving each other from drowning. He calls out her name and rescues her and they unite once again. Although he asks her to marry him, they decide it is best to pursue their individual dreams first. Gu Jun-pyo leaves for America, where he furthers the Shinhwa group and becomes a successful businessman.
Four years pass and it is shown that Yoon Ji-Hu is graduating medical school and Geum Jan-di is still a third-year medical student, while So Yi-jung is a successful architect and returns from Sweden for Chu Ga-eul, who has become a teacher. Gu Jun-pyo arrives in a helicopter and proposes to Geum Jan-di at the beachside; the rest of the F4 arrives at the same time and they all walk alongside the beach, smiling happily.
At the press conference that was held on December 22, 2009. the performers talked about their own feelings about their roles.
Ku Hye-sun, who plays Geum Jan-di, said “I feel like I’ve become a beginner actor again.”
Lee Min-ho, who plays Goo Jinpyo, remarked “I feel like I won the lottery by getting the role of Goo Jinpyo,” and added, “as time passed it became better.”
Kim Hyun-joong plays Yoon Jihoo. Kim Hyun-joong said of his career transition: “Being a singer debuting as an actor gave me a lot of worry and apprehension.” When asked about what it’s like acting with Gu Hye-sun and Han Chae-young, he said, “We haven’t shot that many episodes yet, but there has been a kiss scene and an embrace. Han Chae-young is called a living Barbie doll, and to act with her gave me a great feeling. The kiss scene with Gu Hye-sun is the most memorable.”
During an interview on the 16th of April, Goo Hye Sun said, “I put on 7 kg. It is because I ate too much.”
“But now, I lost another 2kg. I rested enough and slept enough to get back to my original form.”
The drama PD, who was also present, said “If Goo Hye Sun has a weakness, it’s that she eats nonstop. She’s a hardworking actress. She is always very bright and wearing a smile. She is the atmosphere maker.”
Meanwhile, Goo Hye Sun also revealed the most tiring scene, “The eggs throwing scene. The scene where she (JanDi) goes to school and get thrown at with eggs, it’s really painful. The eggs were like stones. With the cue of the director, the eggs and flour were thrown randomly at me, it was really painful.”
Recent News about ‘Boys Before Flower’ Cast
On April 25, 2019, Lee Min-ho was discharged from military service as a public service officer as part of his mandatory military training in Gangnam District. and currently, Lee Min-ho has been confirmed to be making a comeback with the drama ‘The King: The Eternal Monarch’. The drama is scheduled to air sometime in the first half of 2020.
The drama will be a reunion for Lee Min-ho and popular Korean writer Kim Eun-sook, who previously worked in the 2013 drama ‘Heirs’.
Meanwhile, Ku Hye-sun has married her ‘Blood‘ co-star, Ahn Jae Hyun, in 2016, after he accidentally confessed his feelings in front of the whole set.
We can’t wait for their next projects, let’s continue to support and look forward to their next work!