Lee Hyun Woo and Kang Ha Neul join the cast of the Korean version of Hana Kimi
A Korean version of Hana Kimi. I'm not surprised, not surprised at all.
In addition to SHINee’s Min Ho and f(x)’s Sulli, SBS’ new drama series Beautiful to You has wrapped up casting other actors and began shooting episodes.
On June 8, a staff member of the production crew said that following Min Ho and Sulli, Lee Hyun Woo and Kang Ha Neul completed script reading on June 7 and they are to join the main cast.
In Beautiful to You, Kang Tae Joon (played by Min Ho), the gold medalist in high jump, goes through a slump because of an injury, but he develops a romantic relationship with Goo Jae Hee (played by Sulli) who fakes her sex to transfer to a boys’ high school. The story is based on Nakajo Hisaya’s cartoon with the same title published from 1996 to 2004. It has already been made into TV series in Japan and Taiwan.
Lee Hyun Woo, who debuted as a child actor and is highly praise with outstanding acting skills, plays a role who feels something special from Jae Hee. He does not know Jae Hee’s true sex and begins a thrilling school life. On the other hand, the rising star in the field of musicals, Kang Ha Neul, appears as a rival high jumper to Tae Joon.
Moreover, Ki Tae Young, Lee Young Eun, Kang Kyung Jun, and Lee Honey are to join the series and show harmonious acting with other cast. Ki appears as school nurse who keeps Jae Hee’s secret and gives advices while getting involved in a triangle relationship with Lee Young Eun and Kang Kyung Jun. Lee Honey plays the president of the school and sports a gentleman image.
Besides the main cast introduced above, ZE:A’s Kwang Hee, Seo Joon Young, and Kim Ji Won will join the cast. It builds more expectations as Ko So Young is considering to play chairwoman of the board.
Beautiful to You will premiere in August as a follow-up series to Phantom.