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Lee Min-jung added to Boys Before Flowers

[SPOILER ALERT!]

Those familiar with the Hana Yori Dango storyline may have been anticipating this, the casting of Gu Jun-pyo’s fiancée who will throw a wrench in the budding romance between him and Jan-di.

The actress cast in the role is Lee Min-jung, whom I last saw playing Go Ara and Lee Eon’s best friend in last year’s Who Are You. I think she’s a great fit and a promising up-and-comer (and had even thought she might be a good choice for the role of Jan-di before it was cast).

She won’t be seen for several weeks yet, but the announcement confirming her casting already has fans speculating about the stories she’ll be featured in. Her character has grown up in several different countries and is therefore a bit different from the other upper-class snobs with her easygoing personality.

(Personally, I really like Lee, and her character sounds interesting and likable — so I wonder how they’ll manage to make the complication work. If they do this wrong, I can see myself jumping ship and rooting for her instead…)

Via Hankyung

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haha I always love your coments!!!

(Personally, I really like Lee, and her character sounds interesting and likable — so I wonder how they’ll manage to make the complication work. If they do this wrong, I can see myself jumping ship and rooting for her instead…)

Yeah, me too!!!

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she's very pretty, ive seen her photos before saying she is jon pyo's fiance, but she has short hair now. i liked her in who are you =)

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This is indeed great news! Just looking at her and remembering her portrayal in Who Are You already makes me want to jump ship and root for her! There's just something about the actress playing Jan-di that I don't find alluring. However, I have a feeling Lee Min-jung's character will be annoying and stalkerish...but I really can't imagine this actress doing that! If only they could pull some kind of switch-er-roo with the actresses :P

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i saw pics of her & GHS, i thought i her face was familiar but i couldn't remember where, it was who are you. i heard her character will be likeable in BBF.

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she's so pretty! i think i'll really like here esp. if they portray her character well and don't botch it up

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You know, the one thing that was done RIGHT in the second series of Japanese HYD was Domyouji's fiancee. I adored her. She was bubbly and obnoxious, but once she understood how much Makino and Domyouji loved each other, she stepped out of the way. Did it hurt her? Hell yeah. But she did the right thing, and even came back to help them later on.

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Uhhh can't YP just marry her? So Jihoo and Jandi, soulmate, can be together...puhhahaha...

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I can see why you thought she could have been Makino. She has that look. Strangely she also looks like LMH.......same coloring, face structure and features. Like her eyes and eyebrows. Now if she pouted she would look cute instead of annoying.

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Confession time. I just can't like Jan-di and I really want to. I actually prefer her best friend played by Kim So-eun.

It's tough watching a series where you like everyone EXCEPT the lead actress.

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ooh nice casting! :) liked her in who are you
she can have lee minho! :) jihoo and jandi :) as you can see... im still a bit in denial about kimhyunjoongs bad acting.. i loved RUIIII in the japanese version!

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LOVE HER.

YES!!!

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you're not the only one, azzuri. i'm not feeling the lead actress either and when i don't feel either the lead actress or actor...i start to lose interest in the series.

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Hmm.. what's the point in the "spoiler alert" when the whole news is on the front page anyway? The spoiling parts could have been added behind a "Read More" link... no? :)

Just ranting... ;)

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The spoiler isn't the casting, it's her role in the series. I was thinking how I'd want to read something, and if i'd seen a warning in the first line said there were spoilers, I wouldn't continue reading. Would you prefer that there was no first-line warning? I'm not being snarky; i'm curious to know.

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@azzuri & bebo ....
me either.. when i saw jandi pouting and started screaming, i would fast forward the screen until she's gone. It's painful to watch a drama like this..

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i loved her in who are you?...she's a great actress :]

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I feel like jumping ship already! I even rooted for Minji! That's how badly I dislike the main actress... wait, no, I mean the main female character. She's soooooooooo annoying as of right now. Her constant shouting of lines make my head hurts. I must have said that a thousand times already. Too bad most of her scenes are with Lee Min-ho, I don't have the heart to skip forward those scenes.

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omg she's so pretty >_<

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Ahh, I remember her from WAY,, great choice, she's spunky, she's pretty, and she's lovable. Can't wait to see her wreak havoc with Jandi/Junpyo.

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LOL @ some of these comments about jumping ship. I haven't seen much of Lee Min-Jung's work... I never watched who are you. Though I think she's really pretty, I'm actually pretty happy with GHS' acting and think she suits Jan Di/ Makino pretty well. As for Jan Di pouting and screaming, I can't really blame GHS cuz Makino's character is hella annoying in the manga (especially early on the series when she's screaming @ or kicking Domyouji for every little thing; the Japanese version definitely toned down this aspect of Makino's character a lot).

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I agree with you Devi. Jandi screams and yells because she was freaking screeching and annoying in the manga...which thankfully she got better later on in the manga. In terms of look wise, GHS make a good Makino, each person has their own opinion and if people can't stay this Makino just don't watch the drama. No need to bash.

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Jandi's character better step it up now!

I really liked Tsukasa's fiance in HDY, and looks like Lee will be a very sweet and likable character. However, as the japanese version we know how this is going to end don't we...

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I think that if they do her character right, I'll jump ship anyway.

She was always suppose to be a pitiful character. You believe in her love and like her. It's the strength of Jandi and Jun Pyo's love and your liking of Jan-di that is supposed to hold you back from loving her.

Rather like Rui, I suppose?

Since I hate the Korean Makino, Jandi, with a burning fire, I think I'll end up liking her too much (unless they purposely make her do something really despicable as a way of saying. Which I think would ruin her and be a dirty way of shifting interest so I sincerely hope not).

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I actually do like and sympathize with Jan Di, though I do like Inoue Mao's portrayal in the Japanese version better. Makino in the Japanese version feels a lot softer and more vulnerable, but I think we're beginning to see more moments of vulnerability in Jan Di as well. I think they just need to tone down her character a bit, and more people will be able to connect to her; I think this can be done without turning her into a total weakling.

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I also agree with you, Devi. I think Jandi is more similar to Makino's character. Just finished HYD anime, dang.. she is really annoying to watch!! Love GHS' acting, she is so cute esp. the bar scene in 3rd ep.

GHS.. fighting!!!

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I don't want to give up on Jandi ...I do like her scenes with Rui where she's serious and not acting cute so I am hoping her chemistry with GJP will improve when the drama takes a serious turn. Right now Jandi has zero chemistry with JP. Zilch. It's too bad because GJP is hot hot hot.

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Aw man, now it'll make it hard for me to hate Junpyo's fiancee =P I love Lee Min Jung especially in Who Are You? (AMAZING drama =D).

I also kinda think that she would have been great for the role of Jandi. I think her face expressions wouldn't be as exaggerated as Koo Hye Sun but still bring out the character's cuteness (without the over exaggeration). The only think is that I think she is way to pretty to play Jandi's part =P. But that doesn't mean I don't like Hye Sun...she just gets annoying sometimes =P (but still cute).

Min Jung is so pretty...I'm jealous >.<

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Wow...she's sooo pretty! I love her eyes. I haven't seen any of her work yet, but I'm going to now...lol^^

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omg i loved her so much in Who Are You. I thought she was very likable as a character. ahghhghgh they keep adding really great cast members to this drama :] yayy.

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oooo i completely forgot about the character of the fiancee and who might play her! haha iv been too caught up in the rest of the amazing cast.
but its a good choice, i look forward to seeing her in that role

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so is she going to be in for the rest of the series or is she cast only for a few episodes? Does anyone know?

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shes pretty!
i wish she'd play jan di
seriously i know jan di is suppose to be an average girl.
and this isn't really anything against the actress
but they should've picked someone prettier..
like my sassy girl kind of pretty, pure but still feisty and jan di nothing i expected
and i am sick of her facial expressions and over use of mascara..=_= lol

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hmm she is pretty...why is it that no one in this drama has long hair tho? like jandi and her have short hair.....i think gu hye sun looks better with long hair...short hair i guess makes her look younger. but still lee minjung would have been a pretty good jandi. i still think jandi overacts. she's good but someone else could be better.

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Oh, I love her! She's so pretty and she can definitely act. I understand why you would think she'll make a good Makino.
Like most people here, I don't like Jan Di. She is so irritating as a character. I'd understand if she yells when she's frustrated but Jan Di yells all the time -- when she's talking with her parents, with Jun Pyo, etc.
I would definitely root for Min Jung's character and Jun Pyo although I do know they won't ever have a happy ending.
I'm happy that Min Jung is included in the cast. At the moment, I just read your (Javabeans) recaps and fast forward to Ki Bum and So Eun's scenes. At least when she's finally in the cast, I will be able to watch more scenes...
There's a lot about the drama that's really off and usually, it's the little details that maybe the writers don't think is important but actually is the complete opposite. One thing that comes to mind is the fact that Jan Di (Makino) and Min Ji (Sakurako) are supposed to pretend that they are not friends, right? In episode 05, they are in the school entrance holding hands and ran towards the tv where they saw Jan Di's picture with a random guy. (Obviously people will think they are friends) When Min Ji went home early and Jan Di visited her, Jan Di said it's okay because no one knows that she's visiting (alluding to the fact that they are supposed to be pretending that they are not friends) And then when notes are being passed around the classroom saying Jan Di is going to be beaten up, after the bell rang, Min Ji expressly said goodbye to Jan Di at least twice in front of other people (when's the actual pretending taking place?).

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I hate Jan Di. I wish this girl plays Jan Di. But oh well, that ship has already sailed.
Honestly, it is sooo hard to get invested in a series when you hate the lead character --- this must be how Javabeans felt when she was watching My Sweet Soul.

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Ooh. She's pretty, but I still like GHS as Jandi ;P
Okay, at times she may be exaggerating a little too much, but seriously. I can really relate to her character, and although she has NO CHEMISTRY with JP @ the moment, trust me.. as the episodes progress, she definetly will.
Give it some time.
But I'm somewhat excited for Minjung's role as "Shigeru" :p

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Judging her from first few episodes is pathetic.
Its not GHS fault to overact and loud in some episodes.
It is sometimes all about the Directors guideline to the artists.

I bet when BOF ends those haters will love GHS and will take back all their bad comments about her. LOL

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@Elmo: Actually, Koo Hye Sun was a popular ulzzang before she debuted as an actress.

KHS CF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkiLH21-eLA&feature=channel_page

KHS Pics on soompi: http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=226918&st=6780

It's the make-up, styling, and clothes, all done by KHS herself since she's going for that 'ordinary' girl vibe, that makes Jandi look much like the tough weed she is. She's not supposed to look as pretty as the fiancee or as pretty as the girls F4 normally hangs around with.

But I have feeling that no matter who was chosen for the role of Jandi, given the largely female fan-base/viewership of HYD, we'd all still have the same nit-picky comments about the actress' looks and acting abilities, especially since she's paired with a hot male lead who just oozes out buckets of charisma.

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ohh she's so pretty!
i hope she doesnt have to chop off all her hair for her role! (referring to the anime and not the drama -- havent really watched the drama yet!)

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People if she plays the role of Jandi, you will be hating her too since she will be directed to yell and screams and be angry for the most part because that's what she will be directed to do and what's in the manga. Stop hating GHS the actor just because she's portraying the character, she's not like that in real life. This girl is a good choice for Shigeru, I can totally imagine her in the role.

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I am one of the people who don't like Jan Di -- a part of it is the characterization itself (how the character was developed) and a part of it is the actress' portrayal of the character.
I don't really know if Gu Hye Sun is a good actress since this is the first time I've seen her act but I am not entertained and not impressed.
I'm still going to watch this drama though because of Ki Bum and Kim So Eun. I also like the girl playing Oh Min Ji's character. And now another reason to watch the drama is Lee Min Jung playing Jun Pyo's fiancee...

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When does the 7th episode come out? :D

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BIG NEWS.
well, sorta.

LEE MIN JUNG is about to appear in the 13th episode of boys over flowers... probably airing sometime around feb 13th.
just to let you guys be alert. hehe

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I don't know why people don't like the main actress either...She looks beautiful, not sexy but has charm and a pretty smile. Plus she's going to debut as a singer who compose her own songs soon, which make her multi-talented person. Not to mention, she has the toughest parts comparing to any other actors in the drama, having being thrown at with foods and other violent behaviors. If I was her, I would be screaming and pulling his perm out of their roots too. Is it because they have toned down JunPyo's characters and nonsense attitude but keep Jandi the tough girl who is always shouting at the now-JunPyo who have been potrayed as prince charming?
The actress above is pretty but she also looks like a typical korean actress...don't overpraise someone just to put someone down,

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People don't like the main actress because she overacts the character. It's funny how some people who prefer the Korean version would defend LMH for down-playing Domyouji's personality, but praise her for acting according to or rather overacting Makino's strong personality. Certainly each version have their own flaws and beauty, but my theory is that people have a LMH craze more than a BOF craze. I hope the addition of this character would at least spark something more than animosity in Jan Di. She's starting to become like the girl lead in Zettai Kareshi pinning over her initial crush and ignoring the affections from the obviously better choice.

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I have to admit that Lee Min-jung is pretty but I am glad that she wasn't cast as Jandi. I believe the main reason that JunPyo fell for Jandi is not because she's pretty but, as corny as it may sound, because he loves her personality and her spunk. Jandi is supposed to look ordinary. If someone too pretty were to play her, her look might distract us from the real factor that is supposed to be attractive to JunPyo; her personality. I think Go Hye Sun is doing great as Jandi. She would be so much better if she toned down her over-exaggerated acting sometimes. I definitely feel the chemistry between her and Lee Min Ho.

Anyhoo, I'm eager to see what Lee Min-jung brings to the character of JunPyo's fiancee. I hated the fiancees in both the Taiwanese and Japanese versions.

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Bebo, azzuari, sectoudl and aya yah, me too. I think I really can't enjoy the drama when I want to because of GHS acting.

@dramacrazy and only13:

Obviously its not bashing I think. People are object to thier own preference. Did you say that we can't not dislike the potraying of the character. The point is not that we dislike GHS in person. To critizie one acting doesn't mean we are bashing them personally. Bashing mean we associated the virtual affairs ( i. e acting) and attack them irrationally personally. It;s different in this case. Most of all we annoyed by Jandi's potraying of character didnt dislike GHS. I think she is a good person as a person, I just can feel it but I beg to differ in her acting wise.

The point is as Aya mentioned is not about of the manga's character as annoying but her failures (in the eyes who just can't like the earlier Jandi's acting) to portray the actual character per se. For instance being annoyed as the actual character, being loud and screaming and pouting didnt have to get all over the lung of you. You didn't have to shout as loudest as you say to being called as shouting. Just that. Is like the depth of the character. For instance again, Jun Pyo's acting is sure is depth and we can see his emotion swinging. I.e to look mad want to throw the anger by screaming at people doesn't mean he has to sream out to his lung. That what we means. But everyone, to their own preference. While, there is some of us who feel it was painful to feel enjoy this show because of Jandi's but they are other who like it. As I love Yoon Eun Hye, arrowhead's portrayal of character and some other do not. Simple as that.

So, I have rants out of topic. Sorry sarah.

Thanks for the news. I realy love her acting and believe she can carried well the character. Yay for Lee Min-Jung. ( Arghh, do hope her for Jandi's too).

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Repost: My sincere apologize. Please do delete the repetitious comment.

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ooo dear....

i've been forcing myself to like jandi for a while now! what with her fickle behaviour, bad bad hair and crazy facial expressions....

i can see myself "jumping ship" for go ara!!

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awww..
she's pretty..
they shud better make
me hate her in this series!!
else..arrrgh
i rily like jan di and junpyo..

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