Would you believe that Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho could have been in one K-drama? It will be a dream come true for K-drama fans. In the early days of their career, Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho could have been rivals in the hit 2009 series “Boys Over Flowers.”
“Boys Over Flowers,” a South Korean drama that aired in 2009, found its way into the hearts of viewers worldwide. The show featured an ensemble cast, including Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, and Gu Hye Sun. However, it may surprise many fans that the talented Kim Soo Hyun was initially in the running for a role in this iconic series.
Before we explore Kim Soo Hyun’s potential involvement in the drama, it’s crucial to understand his journey to stardom. Kim Soo Hyun is a renowned South Korean actor celebrated for his exceptional acting abilities and versatility. He first gained recognition through his role in the 2011 drama “Dream High” and solidified his Hallyu star status with acclaimed performances in “Moon Embracing the Sun” and “My Love from the Star.”
As the casting process for “Boys Over Flowers” was underway, Kim Soo Hyun, a relatively unknown actor at the time, decided to audition for a role in the series. His impressive acting skills and charisma caught the attention of casting directors, leading to serious consideration for a part in the show.
Ultimately, Kim Soo Hyun was offered the dual role, playing Lee Jae Ha and Lee Min Ha. Kim Soo Hyun even attended the script reading together with the main cast.
When he delivered his lines as he had prepared them, the director expressed dissatisfaction with his performance and asked him to try again. This left Kim Soo Hyun looking puzzled. Coincidentally, just as he received this criticism, the other actors burst into laughter over something unrelated, making the young actor feel even more cornered.
Despite making another attempt, the director remained unsatisfied for reasons unknown. As a result, the role was eventually given to Jung Eui Chul, and Kim Soo Hyun was unable to participate in “Boys Over Flowers.”
Even though Kim Soo Hyun didn’t become a part of the “Boys Over Flowers” cast, his career continued to flourish. His fate of not being part of the popular drama didn’t impede his rise to stardom. He went on to secure significant roles in several successful dramas and films, solidifying his reputation as one of South Korea’s most sought-after actors.
Kim Soo Hyun’s almost participation in “Boys Over Flowers” remains a captivating piece of K-drama history. While he didn’t ultimately take on a role in this iconic series, this made him a better actor and it opened up opportunities for other actors and allowed him to concentrate on different projects that would eventually define his remarkable career.
“Boys Over Flowers” remains a cherished favorite among K-drama fans worldwide, and it’s intriguing to contemplate how Kim Soo Hyun’s inclusion might have influenced the drama’s dynamics. Nevertheless, it’s safe to say that Kim Soo Hyun’s journey in the world of Korean entertainment has been nothing short of extraordinary, with or without “Boys Over Flowers” on his resume.