As typical of any drama adaptation of Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers), all the attention is on the four male actors cast as the leading quarter F4. The upcoming Taiwan drama Meteor Garden 2018 helmed by the same producer who did the hit adaptation in 2001 has managed to cast four newbie actors with incredible height and handsome visuals, acting ability and onscreen charisma yet to be determined.
But I also think the production has cast well for this iteration of the female lead to be played by C-actress Shen Yue. I thought the K-drama Boys Before Flowers was marred by lead Gu Hye Sun‘s overacting while conversely the J-dorama HanaDan was elevated by leading lady Inoue Mao‘s iconic rendition. The first look at Shen Yue gives off such a pristine smart and spunky college girl vibe, I can so image her trying to be a good student and whipping the F4 into shape around her.