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'Boys Over Flowers' continues to be a K-drama sensation, eleven years after its debut. Find out where the lead cast is today.

‘Boys Over Flowers’: Where’s the K-drama cast today, 11 years later?

Before Parasite, BTS, and “Gangnam Style”, Boys Over Flowers led the Hallyu wave to western culture. The K-drama premiered back in 2009 and quickly became one of the first K-dramas to gain international acclaim. Focused on Geum Jan-di and the rich group of boys F4, Boys Over Flowers still remains one of the best Korean dramas for newcomers to enjoy. 

Over the years, Korean culture has infiltrated worldwide thanks to streaming services, yet Boys Over Flowers is as popular as it was when it premiered. New fans find the show on streaming each day and fall in love with Geum Jan-di and the F4. Of course, the chemistry is all thanks to the leading cast. 

Eleven years later, and most of the Boys Over Flowers cast is still in the K-drama game, working on different shows. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just found the show yesterday, here’s an update on where the cast of Boys Over Flowers is today. 

'Boys Over Flowers' continues to be a K-drama sensation, eleven years after its debut. Find out where the lead cast is today.

Lee Min-ho (Goo Joon-pyo)

Arguably the heartthrob of the cast, Lee Min-ho won us all over as the leader of the F4, Goo Joon-pyo. The rich boy with a secret heart of gold, it’s hard not to love Joon-pyo and the way he cared for Jan-di left us dreaming of being Jan-di. 

Min-ho’s role in Boys Over Flowers made him an international star. The first Korean actor to get a waxed figure in any Madame Tussauds museum, Min-ho’s popularity only grew further after starring in the K-drama City Hunter. Starring in a variety of films and K-dramas over the years, Min-ho’s most recent project is The King: Eternal Monarch, which you can check out on Netflix or SBS TV.

'Boys Over Flowers' continues to be a K-drama sensation, eleven years after its debut. Find out where the lead cast is today.

Ku Hye-sun (Geum Jan-di)

The heroine of Boys Over Flowers, Geum Jan-di was a girl who never took “No” for an answer, and even when getting in with F4, she never changed who she was for them. While Hye-sun had some popularity in Korea prior to Boys Over Flowers, she became an international star like the rest of the cast. 

Since her time at Shinhwa High School, Hye-sun has become a singer/songwriter, a director, and artist. In the past two years though, Hye-sun has been focusing on her art, publishing two books in 2019 and putting on two solo exhibitions in 2019 and 2020. 

 

Kim Hyun-joong (Yoon Ji-hu)

The gentle soul of F4, Yoon Ji-hu’s tragic backstory left us all sobbing to begin with. Seeing him grow over the course of the series though really proved how great of an actor Kim Hyun-joong is. 

Not long after Boys Over Flowers, Kim Hyun-joong released two successful solo albums and starred in the drama Playful Kiss. Though Playful Kiss wasn’t successful in Korea, it was huge overseas. Unfortunately, much of his success is overshadowed by his assault charges against his ex-girlfriend, which he was eventually cleared of in 2016. 

Kim Bum (So Yi-jung)

A heart-broken boy turned womanizer, So Yi-jung found love again and changed his ways for Jan-di’s best friend, Chu Ga-eul. Plus, Yi-jung had mad art skills, and who doesn’t love an artsy boy?

After Boys Over Flowers, Kim Bum spent some time working on C-drama and Chinese films before making his grand return to K-dramas in 2016 and Korean cinema in 2018. Bum’s first K-drama in four years, Tale of the Nine Tailed, just premiered on October 7th on tvN as well. 

Kim Joon (Song Woo-bin)

Song Woo-bin is just the F4 member with ties to the Korean mafia, no big deal. In all seriousness, Woo-bin follows a similar path as Yi-jung, where his heart-break turns him into a bit of a womanizing jerk, but he finds peace again as he gets to know Jan-di. 

Kim Joon spent some time on a few different variety shows, but by 2015, Joon all but left the entertainment industry. It was revealed in 2019 Joon married a non-celebrity, and was a father. Joon did have a role in the 2019 Korean film Friday the 13th: The Conspiracy Begins.

Kim So-eun (Chu Ga-eul)

Geum Jan-di’s best friend, Ga-eul becomes an unofficial member of F4 through her relationship to Jan-di. As she becomes close to the guys as well, she ends up getting really close to So Yi-jung as the two develop feelings for each other. 

Arguably the biggest K-drama star out of the entire cast, Kim So-eun never really left Korean televisions. Most recently, So-eun starred in K-drama Love Is Annoying, but I Hate Being Lonely!, and the Korean film Are We in Love? 

 

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  • I love the movie Boys Over Flowers I watched it 4 times already.
    Also love the music

    October 12, 2020
  • The only kdrama that I’ve watched a hundred times! Repeatedly !🤣 bcos the more I watched , the more I’ve watch the more I fall inlove with jandi and junpyo and the more I’ve value relationships and friendship! Most of the fans around the world dreaming to watch the second part 4f happy family a matured love . Bcos the 1st part was only a puppy love.

    October 12, 2020
  • KimHyun- joong is my favorite singer & actor. Play his music everyday. With much appreciation from Australian fan.💝

    October 12, 2020
    • Good Morning, same here. I’ve watched alot of dramas & always fall for 2nd male leads. Watched all adaptations but this remains my favourite. I’ve recently started listening to his group’s music again SS501. They were great artists back in the day & his solo career is still spot on👌🏾

      October 18, 2020
  • Dear Ms. Bethany Wade,

    We truly appreciate this updates about F4.
    We want a return performance if it will be possible.
    Glad to know that they grow in the industry as celebrities in Korea as well as in many other countries.

    If the news that I read about Lee Min going to Thailand and met their “Jun Poo” version, and if it is official visit referencing the Korean BF, I wonder if our “Jandi”, Hye Sun must also be there.

    As Lee Min is representing the male cast, Hye Sun as the leading woman be included, supporting her role as woman in the industry as a whole.

    Thank you very much.

    October 12, 2020
  • Best k drama, i love it, i dream the part2 of this drama, i miss all of them,

    October 12, 2020
    • Yes boys over flower f4, my favorite best k drama. I started to watched k drama because of this. since then until now . all k drama of lee min hoo, and Ive watched this 4 times na, 2 times of city hunter.

      October 17, 2020
  • hy ..f4 +geum jan di ..
    so i m da biggest fan of this drama as its goes to my first korean drama. …i mainly loved the actor n actress skill /well known acts… there act are kinda amazing which bust me out with sweet and sour …thx for dis wonderful loved drama ..hope F4 two will release and hope i had got a chance at -least to meet one of them ..i will be extremely fortunate ..I LOVED THEIR SOO CALLED ACT..

    October 13, 2020
  • Wow,thank u so much for this update!!this my very first time to watch an love kdrama.this is the very best kdrama ever.since 2009 until i got married i still watching this till now for how many times.and also,my daughter she love to watch this boy’s over flower.no one can replace the best of boys over flower an still hoping for the boy’s over flower part2 with the same cast.i missed them so much…!!i love u jhandi and jhun pyo.

    October 13, 2020
  • I love the movie series. I watched it over and over again. I even brought it so I can watch it 😃 whenever I want.

    October 13, 2020
  • I love this k-drama and I have been watching it since 2009, I never get tired. know that we are on 2020 I am really proud and happy saying that I have 11 years watching this k-drama I love it to the infinity and beyond ❤❤❤my favorite actor was Kim Hyun-Joong (Yoon Ji-hu) ❤ and I want to see them again in the second season of “Boys Over Flowers” And as an idea I really want to see Yoon Ji-hu and Geum Jan-di together in other words they have to married… The reason is because in chapter 17 & 18 they saw the old men and he tells Yoon Ji-hu to take care of Geum Jan-di because she was going to give him kid’s 🥰 and also because Yoon Ji-hu was the first love of Geum Jan-di, and also her soulmate 🤗they have to be together in the second season please🙏. I hope that someone that is in charge of the K-drama of “Boys Over Flowers” Read this… Thank you F4 I am going to be waiting for the new season 🙏🙏🙏 but for know I am going to continue watching the first season again and again ❤

    October 13, 2020
  • Never tired of watching this drama until now…i am hoping for another season of this in a while.

    October 13, 2020
  • Me encanta el k-drama; ojalá puedan grabar la segunda parte, sería espectacular verlos juntos a todo el elenco. Netflix debería pensar ya en comenzar las grabaciones🙏.

    October 13, 2020
  • Este K- drama es muy lindo pero en esa versión ya q uno mira las otras y no se ve esa empatía

    October 14, 2020
  • Eu amo esta serie, assisti cinco vezes pretendo assistir mais

    October 15, 2020
  • I hope if they make a part 2 that John Dee is with her soulmate instead of John Poe she falls in love with her soulmate again because he still loved her and they were soulmates

    October 15, 2020
  • Love the movie and the musics
    Forever in my ❤️

    October 20, 2020
  • I hope there is a part 2 but please let Jan di be with her soul mate he really really loves her

    October 23, 2020
  • Who would know I’d get hook to K drama. Boys over Flowers especially w/c I saw just this 2020 ( better late then never) became my favorite. Never get tired watching it over & over.

    November 10, 2020
  • I CRIED FOR WEEKS AND THAT’S THE TRUTH I WAS EXPECTING JUNDI AND HER SOULMATE STAY TOGETHER I WAS REALLY INTO THIS SERIES LOVE THERE MUSIC PLEASE DO A.PART 2 SERIES SAME PERSON’S BEING WATCHING BOYS OVER FLOWERS OVER AND OVER 9TH TIMES AND NOT GETTING TIRED OF IT LOVE LOVE THERE MUSIC ESPECIALLY
    WEDDING DRESS. BECAUSE I’M STUPID I CAN REALLY REALLY RELATE TO THAT SONG FELT LIKE IT WAS FOR ME

    April 12, 2021

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