Boys Over Flowers Cast: Now vs. Then

Ishika Gupta, New Delhi

Boys Over Flowers drama aired in 2009 on KBS2 with 25 episodes is still making everyone’s heart flutter with amazing chemistry among the cast. This drama was an adaptation of Hana Yori Dango, a Japanese manga. It tells the story of Geum Jan-di, a girl from a poor family who by chance gets enrolled in a prestigious private school. Where she encounters the F4, a bully gang of four astonishingly good-looking young boys who belong to Korea’s wealthiest families.

As time has passed this drama hasn’t lost its charm. It has maintained its position in the top 10 favourite K-dramas list of everyone. The cast of Boys Over Flowers is still very popular; they all have starred in various dramas and made their own name not only in the Korean Entertainment Industry but also internationally.

Lee Min-ho

Lee Min-ho was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea on June 22, 1987. In his senior year in high school, he joined Starhaus Entertainment and became a trainee. He started his career by auditioning for smaller roles in dramas like “Nonstop”, “I am Sam”, etc but his lead role in “Boys Over Flowers” as ‘Gu Jun-pyo’ gave him his major breakthrough in the industry and he then became a household name. After this, he starred in many dramas like “City Hunter” in 2011, “The Heirs” in 2013, “The Legend of Blue Sea” in 2017 and “The King: Eternal Monarch” in 2020 and all of them were hit dramas both in Korea and internationally.

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He also starred in movies like “Bounty Hunters” (2016),” Gangnam Blues” (2015), etc.

He has won many awards for his amazing acting in dramas including the Best Actor award from 2011 to 2016 and then again in 2020 for his lead role in the drama “The King: Eternal Monarch”.

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Military enlistment

Lee Min-ho began his mandatory military enlistment on May 12, 2017. He performed alternative military service in the Gangnam District Office. Lee Min-ho was discharged on April 25, 2019.

Ku Hye-sun

Ku Hye-sun was born on November 9, 1984, in Incheon, South Korea. While growing up, Hye-sun initially dreamed of becoming a singer. Hye-sun then signed with YG Entertainment. Later she decided to pursue acting while holding her singing career. She debuted as an actor in the KBS horror series “Anagram”. In 2005, she starred in MBC series “Nonstop 5” which attracted even more attention for her. Her major breakthrough was in the drama Boys over Flower as ‘Geum Jan-di’.

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Later in her career, she published her first illustrated novel “Tango” (탱고). She also directed a short film “The Madonna” (Yukwaehan Dowoomi) in 2009. She released her ninth self-directed movie Dark Yellow in 2021, which had a special screening at 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN).

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Kim Hyun-joong

Kim Hyun-joong was born on June 6, 1986, in Seoul, South Korea. He started his career as a singer and was introduced by DSP Entertainment. He was a member of the boy band SS501. Kim Hyun-joong has been performing as a singer until he was casted in the KBS drama “Boys Over Flowers” After “Boys Over Flowers,” Kim Hyun-joong left DSP Entertainment and joined the KeyEast management company.

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Kim Hyun-joong enlisted in the South Korean mandatory military service on May 12, 2015, and was discharged on February 11, 2017. Currently, he is active as a singer and doing his solo showcases and The End of A Dream tour all over the world.

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Kim Bum

Kim Bum is born on July 7, 1989, His name is Kim Sang-bum. In the process of pursuing his acting dream, Kim Bum won the KBS-sponsored “Survival Star Audition” in 2006. Later that year, Kim Bum made his acting debut in the MBC drama series “The Daring Sisters”. He starred in many dramas, but he got limelight with the drama Boys Over Flower.

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The actor enlisted in the military in April 2018, and due to health reasons, he fulfilled his mandatory military service as a public service worker after completing his basic training. He came back in 2020 with the drama Tale of the Nine-Tailed. His recent dramas are The Law School, Ghost Doctor and The Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938.

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Kim Joon

Kim Joon is a South Korean rapper, actor and model. Kim debuted as a member of the boyband T-Max in 2007, as a rapper and a songwriter for the group. He rose to stardom with his portrayal as one of the famous F4 boys in KBS2’s 2009 hit drama Boys over Flowers.

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Kim enlisted for his mandatory military service on 29 September 2011, and was discharged from the military on June 28, 2013. Now a husband and a father, has also been part of various theatrical plays.

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Who is your favourite character from Boys Over Flowers and what does this journey mean to you as a fan? Let us know in the comment section below!

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. svt says:

    The “Boys Over Flowers Cast: Now vs. Then” article was a delightful trip down memory lane. It’s amazing to see how the cast has grown and achieved success over the years. The article beautifully captures their journey and the enduring bond between them. Kudos for the wonderful tribute to an iconic show and its talented cast.❤️



  3. Swapnil sinha says:

    I think everyone must’ve watched this story.. a good way to connect the days when they were and how are they now! Remembering the series and all the shows they’ve worked upon. This story can actually have a parallel discussion talking about the ensembles best performance in the series/show apart from Boys Over Flower

  4. Sanskriti says:

    Nice article

  5. Moumita Mondal says:

    I have a special place for this drama in my heart as it’s my first Kdrama and have so many emotions connected with it. The cast will be iconic forever.just can’t imagine this drama without them. Thanks for sharing this article with us ❤

  6. Dikshitha says:

    Kim bum hits different he has very different type of glow❤️😍😍😍

  7. Boys over flower this drama was recommended to me by many of my acquaintances and friends this drama is really good and I’m elated to know about their current works 💓

  8. Dikshitha says:

    I loved ji ho alot he was a very nice guy among the F4 boys he gave me heavy second lead syndrome I wanted Jan Di to end up with him but it was nice watching them together…i deserve a friend like him😭❤️

  9. Radha Choudhary says:

    As an script writer i always open myself to learn about different different genres.. i also love to watch old shows.. it’ll be in my list i know i can learn lot from this show too… Thankyou your suggestion

  10. Pooja Vishwanathan says:

    Amazing !! My all time favourite drama Boys Over Flowers ❤️

  11. areezasaifi1 says:

    Lee min ho…all time fav🤞k-drama…must watch….😭💕

  12. Devanshi Bisht says:

    Lee Min-ho>>>>>❤️❤️

  13. Sruthi E P says:

    Boys over flowers: It all started from here😍 am I getting old🥲😅

  14. Nupur Gupta says:

    Boys over flower will be my no.1 forever… this drama n Lee min ho is the reason that today I’m a kdrama kpop fan… 💜💜💜💜

  15. Sanchita Ambasta says:

    One of my favourite drama 🥹🩵

  16. shreeyuktabanerjee says:

    it’s one of the kdramas that no one has missed out on! it’s a must watch eheh
    lovely article <33

    1. Azea says:

      While others were crushing over Lee Min Ho, I was crushing over Kim Hyun Joong. 😍

  17. Rahana says:

    My all tym fav drama watched so many times❤

  18. Madhu says:

    Ohh amazing !!

  19. Mamoni says:

    “Boys Over Flowers” is a classic Kdrama and one of my all-time favourites❤ I clearly remember when I first watched the drama and even now it has the same impact on me😌✨

  20. Sonia says:

    My first and fav k drama❤❤

  21. DJ says:

    Well written article 💜💜

  22. Ashi says:


  23. rynwrsi says:

    For some reason I am very much connected with this drama. Loved the article

  24. Tirna says:

    All the stars have aged gracefully ❤

  25. Aayushi Mishra says:

    Omg this drama was my first kdrama ever!! The cast will always be my fav🤍🤍

  26. Manya says:

    One of my fav drama🥰❤️

  27. Anjum shaikh says:

    This is the best drama I had saw😍

  28. I love boys over flowers 🌻

  29. Jayati Vyas says:

    My very first Lee Min Ho drama

  30. Sabitri Manna says:

    Though I know lil bit what they r up to but u really gave me a handful info☺️.

  31. Shilpa says:

    I loved your writing so much💜

  32. Navya Sharma says:

    All time favourite 😍

  33. Goldi says:

    The first k-drama I watched.. I still love it so much 😭✨

  34. Nikita says:

    My 1st kdrama

  35. Sheetal says:

    My first and one of the favorite Kdrama 💟

  36. Pranjul Sharma says:

    If your are Lee Min Ho fan you jump in k drama with boys over flowers, if you are not watch this drama, you definitely will be 🐳

  37. Asma Pandey says:

    Asma Pandey – amazing drama

  38. Melissa says:

    a lil cliché but one of the early dramas I watched.. i didnt watch heirs because of it

  39. Neha Tarekar says:

    It all started from here 😁 Kim bum always for me ❤️

  40. Samiya Parvez says:

    Evergreen drama 😍 can watch it over and over again ❤

  41. Malika says:

    Even after 15 years, whenever someone ask for a k drama suggestion l, it is one of the first recommendations😍. It’s so good that it can be watched over and over again💛💛, thanks for sharing rhe article it brings up a lot of memories 😍

  42. aanchaltekriwal says:

    It was a pleasure to read the article, which had such an amusing concept of now and then. Boys Over Flowers is an emotion for all of us K-drama lovers.

  43. Isha Sharma says:

    It’s amazing

  44. Assi Sarah says:

    My all time favourite kdrama!!!!

  45. This drama is one of my fav drama and also this drama made me enter into K-drama world. I can’t choose one honestly but Lee Min-ho do holds a special place in my heart. Since 2015 I have been seeing him growing as an amazing actor and I’m so proud to be his Minoz.

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