Are you ready for what’s arguably the hottest version of F4?
Another year, another Meteor Garden remake. One of the most popular manga adaptations to date, the aforementioned drama is just one of the many many versions that have been released – Taiwan’s Meteor Garden, the eponymous Hana Yuri Dango, Korea’s Boys Over Flowers, and at least three other ‘inspired’ variations. And it’s starting to seem like the film industry has collectively decided that every generation needs an F4 to swoon over, because 2018’s cast of ultra rich heartthrobs totally fit the bill.
Photos: Harper’s Bazaar China
Appearing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China for the very first time, the new F4 – comprising Darren Chen, Connor Leong, Caesar Wu and Dylan Wang – quelled the speculations that’ve been running ever since Meteor Garden 2018’s producer, Angie Chai (who was also at the helm of 2001’s production) announced the remake. There’s no word yet on who’s set to play which character, but one thing’s for sure: with each episode budgeted at NT$15 million, which costs roughly 3,000% times an episode of the original series, the pressure is on for these up-and-coming actors.
Our prime pick for Dao Ming Si/ Gu Jun Pyo, 22-year-old Darren Chen is a Taiwanese actor who most recently played the second lead role in a 2016 web drama titled Proud of Love.
Sporting bad boy looks that could fit Xi Men/So Yi Jung, this 23-year-old triple threat was a regular on an idol reality show and has had a few minor acting roles prior to landing this gig.
We can’t quite decide if Dylan could play Mei Zuo/Song Woo Bin or F4 leader Dao Ming Si/Gu Jun Pyo. After all, he has the chiselled good looks for both characters, albeit having an air of nonchalance that befits F4’s resident casanova. Alternatively, Dylan could also play the mysterious Hua Ze Lei/Yoon Ji Hoo… Needless to say, this 19-year-old is a definite wild card.
It might be the curls and boyish smile, but Caesar Wu kinda reminds us of Harry Styles back during his X Factor days… And he seems to be relatively new on the scene, with little to no info about him on the Internet. Could we be looking at F4’s knight in shining armour, Hua Ze Lei/Yoon Ji Hoo?
No prizes for guessing who this doe-eyed beauty plays in Meteor Garden 2018! 20-year-old Shen Yue’s a new kid on the block (like the rest of her cast mates) with a starring role in A Love So Beautiful. We can’t wait to see how she’ll bring out Shan Cai/Jan Di’s fiesty personality!
Which is your favourite version F4? Tell us in the comment section!