Did You Know? Kim Soo Hyun Was Actually Supposed To Star In "Boys Over Flowers"
Kim Soo Hyun is no doubt one of South Korea’s most popular actors today, starring in high-rating K-dramas such as Dream High (2011), The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), My Love from the Star (2013), and currently, Netflix’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. But just like other successful artists in the Hallyu industry, he’s also had his fair share of humble beginnings. In fact, did you know that he almost appeared in Boys Over Flowers?
The South Korean version of the hit 2001 Taiwanese series Meteor Garden was released in 2009. It starred Lee Min Ho, Ku Hye Sun, and F4 members Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum , and Kim Joon. But here’s the catch: It was revealed that Kim Soo Hyun was actually supposed to join the cast as Lee Jae Ha, a.k.a. that bastard guy who befriended Geum Jan Di with an ulterior motive to avenge his brother’s suicide attempt, which he believe was triggered by the notorious F4.
Back in March 2012, a screencap from the Japanese program called “MNet Japan BOF Making” resurfaced and made rounds online. Fans were quick to unearth the original video clip, which initially aired in 2009, featuring a script reading for Boys Over Flowers. According to reports, the director seemed dissatisfied with Kim Soo Hyun’s performance and asked for him to redo his lines. Ultimately, the young actor did not make it to the production and the role was given to Jung Eui Chul instead.
This rejection, however, served as a turning point in Kim Soo Hyun’s career. That same year, he was cast to play the younger version of the male lead characters in Will It Snow for Christmas? and Giant, the latter of which landed him the Best New Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards.
It was swiftly followed by his iconic role as a country bumpkin-turned-superstar in Dream High, which eventually paved the way for his skyrocketing fame in Moon Embracing the Sun, and for the massively successful fantasy romance series My Love from the Star. And as you probably already know, he also became one of the most sought-after endorsers in South Korea with an explosive popularity throughout Asia.
In the end, we're happy everything worked out for this Hallyu heartthrob!
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!