In addition to SHINee’s Min Ho and f(x)’s Sulli, the new SBS drama series Beautiful to You has wrapped up casting other actors and begun 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 gender to transfer to a boys’ high school. The story is based on Nakajo Hisaya’s serialized graphic novel of 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 praised for his outstanding acting skills, plays the role of someone who feels something special from Jae Hee. He does not know Jae Hee’s true gender and begins a thrilling school life. In another part of the plot, 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 the rest of the cast. Ki appears as a school nurse who keeps Jae Hee’s secret and gives advice while getting involved in a triangle relationship with Lee Young Eun and Kang Kyung Jun. Lee Honey plays the principal of the school and sports a gentlemanly image.
Besides the main cast members mentioned above, ZE:A’s Kwang Hee, Seo Joon Young, and Kim Ji Won will join the cast. More expectations are built as Ko So Young is being considered for the role of chairwoman of the board.
Beautiful to You will premiere in August as a follow-up series to Phantom.