Ever since Producer Angie Chai announced last April that a Meteor Garden remake was in the works, there has been non-stop speculation on who the next F4 will be. On November 6, Darren Chen (Guan Hong), Connor Leong, Caesar Wu and Dylan Wang appeared together for the first time on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China. The four which make up the new flower 4 boys have an average age and height of 21 years old and 185 cm respectively, making them the youngest and tallest out of the many Hana Yori Dango adaptations.
They will make their first public appearance as a group in three days at the upcoming press conference for the drama’s opening ceremony. Angie Chai had this to say about the actors, “Each of them have a unique quality that is very appealing to me, I believe #NewMeteorGardenF4 will give everyone a different kind of surprise.” They seem to have purposely left out who’s playing who so we can only guess. What do you think of the cast?
Darren Chen, 22 years old, from Taipei, Taiwan. He played the second lead in the 2016 Youku webdrama Proud of Love.
Connor Leong, 23 years old, is a model-actor from Guangdong Province, China. He most recently played a role in the movie adaptation of Midnight Diner which has yet to air. He was also a regular on the idol reality show 超次元偶像 hosted by He Jiong.
Caesar Wu, 21 years old, from Shenchuan, China (not much is known about him…. yet).
Dylan Wang, 19 years old, from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province in China. He was a regular on the idol reality show 超次元偶像 hosted by He Jiong.
I'm glad they are new faces. It's hard to know what to think without knowing who's playing who but they all look age appropriate and handsome so we can be assured about their visuals now let's just hope they can act. It's a guaranteed either way, Boys Over Flowers adaptations are basically a license to print to money!
I think it's very disrespectful they left the actual heroine off the cover. The actress they've picked for Makino seems like a good choice.
maybe they're waiting for the grand reveal, tho you're right, i think they basically just want to push the new F4. I don't think the actress has been officially announced yet though, but you and I were probably looking at the same person – Shen Yue right? She does seem like a good choice.
@ Anne J. Yes Shen Yue is the actress I've seen too. I just hope they don't take the same approach in the drama and make it all about showcasing the four hot guys. One of the best things about Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango/Meteor Garden is that the heroine has an actual personality and agency of her own.