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Lee Min Ho “Boys Over Flowers” Cast Then & Now Look…10 Years Later..

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Posted: Thursday November 8, 2018  @ 5:05 pm PST

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It’s been 10 years since Guem Jan Di and F4 first came to life in the iconic drama.

The classic Korean drama Boys Over Flowers began filming in 2008 and went on to become an international sensation, helping to accelerate the Hallyu Wave around the world. Some cast members, like Lee Min Ho, blew up from the drama, while others continued on to successful careers in film, TV or theatre.

Others are married or dating fellow actors or singers. No matter what they’re up to now, though, they’ve all managed to age gracefully!

Besides becoming Asia’s heartthrob, Lee Min Ho has become a seasoned actor of high acclaim in the years since his breakout role as Goo Joon Pyo. He landed leading roles in hugely popular dramas City HunterPersonal TasteFaithHeirs and Legend of the Blue Sea. His first leading role in a movie was in the 2015 film Gangnam Blues, followed by his first China-produced film Bounty Hunters.

In 2011, Lee Min Ho was confirmed to be dating his City Hunters co-star Park Min Young, but the relationship lasted less than a year. From 2015-2017, his public relationship with Suzy was the hot topic, but since the now infamous breakup he has laid low.

Since her role as the lead character on the series, her resume has expanded to include actress, singer-songwriter, movie director, producer, and author. She wrote and directed the films MagicFragments of Sweet Memories, and Daughter. Gu Hye Sun’s company Gu Hye Sun Film was established in 2011, and her movie The Peach Tree was the first project made under the company. The star composed the soundtrack for the film and released a book based on the movie. Her best-selling book Tango was a semi-autobiographical novel. She also starred in dramas Take Care of Us, CaptainAngel Eyes and Blood.

Gu Hye Sun married her Blood co-star Ahn Jae Hyun in 2016, after he accidentally confessed his feelings in front of the whole set (he told her she was pretty and a mic picked it up, transmitting it to the entire set) and she kissed him shortly afterwards so that their first kiss onscreen wasn’t their first kiss.

The former SS501 member went on to have a successful solo career with several hit singles and albums in Korea and Japan, and he’s starred in dramas like Playful KissInspiring Generation, and Barefoot Friends. Although they weren’t super popular shows in Korea, Playful Kiss rated really well internationally and Kim Hyun Joong was widely known in Japan.

Kim Hyun Joong is probably best known now, unfortunately, for being accused of physical assault against his former girlfriend more than once. He was cleared of several charges in 2016 and has been confirmed for the lead role in upcoming drama That Moment When Time Stops.

 

 

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Jang Ja Yeon “Boys Over Flowers Actress” Suicide Case Re-Investigated After 9 Years

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Posted: Thursday June 7, 2018 @ 4:59 pm PST

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Only the CEO of Jang Ja Yeon’s agency and Jang Ja Yeon’s manager were indicted for violence and defamation.

The CEO received 4 months in prison and 1 year of probation, for physically abusing the actress. The manager received 1 year in prison, 2 years of probation, and 160 hours of community service for defaming the CEO.

As the recent #MeToo movement grew stronger in Korea, those who remember Jang Ja Yeon’s case called for a re-investigation. In February of 2018, a Blue House petition was started and signed over 230,000 times, urging the prosecution to re-investigate her case.

To the petition, the Blue House responded that, while the statute of limitations may have expired for things related to the case, the prosecution is expected to fully review all aspects involved with the case should it be selected for re-investigation. By April of 2018, the case was chosen as one of the several cases to be reviewed for possible re-investigation and Koreans grew hopeful.

Finally, on June 5th, 2018, the South Korean Justice Ministry has appointed the prosecution to reopen the case of Jang Ja Yeon and investigate what was the nation’s most scandalous case of its decade. The case has two months before its statute of limitations expires.

The list by Jang Ja Yeon not only reveals names but also depicts what she went through as a rookie actress in the industry. She was forced to serve as sexual entertainment for movie and drama producers, officials of press companies, and more. She was threatened if she turned down these “sponsor (스폰서, high-profile figures offering financial support in exchange for sex)” offers.

 

 

 

 

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