Lee Min Ho has spent the Summer traveling around Asia doing various mini-concert fan meetings and it’s likely time well spent for his pocket books and for drumming up interest in his upcoming K-drama Those Who Wear the Crown, Withstand the Weight: The Heirs. It’s been over two years since his last modern drama City Hunter so his fans are likely chomping at the bit to see him acting like a cool flower boy again, but his leading lady Park Shin Hye has been on television already this year with the low key and lovely Flower Boy Next Door that was a step up for her acting repertoire. I hope in Heirs Lee Min Ho doesn’t just repeat his performance as Gu Jun Pyo from Boys Before Flowers and that Park Shin Hye doesn’t turn into Geum Jan Di v. 2.0. Lee Min Ho graces the cover and pages of the September edition of Esquire Korea and I’m feeling ambivalent about the end product. He does look good in the outfits but the poses are random and weird especially the one with the dirty bathtub. It just seems awkward because its him – I don’t know why but Lee Min Ho does not ever incite the notion that he is secretly dirty, sexy, and hot. Instead he’s really got the metrosexual flower boy thing down pat. For Heirs, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye go back to high school along with a bursting at the seams cast of Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk of CNBlue, Krystal of f(x), Kang Na Neul, Park Hyung Sik of ZE:A, along with Choi Jin Hyuk and Im Joo Eun playing their ages as the adults in this story. It’s pretty much confirmed now that Kim Ji Won will be playing fiancee Rachel Ryu while Krystal plays ex-girlfriend Lee Bo Na and will have significant screen time with Kang Min Hyuk’s character. The drama started filming officially on August 16th, with Park Shin Hye posting a picture of her and the script for episode 1. Initially I thought it started filming 2 weeks ago but that was just a CF for Shin Hye. Lee Min Ho is still in New Zealand filming a CF but he should be joining the cast shortly. Ready or not, here comes Heirs premiering October 9th after The Master’s Sun on SBS.