PHOTOS: Boys Over Flowers 2 filmed in secret
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Every Korean drama fan's dream came true on April 1st, 2013, as it was announced that Boys Over Flowers, the most popular and therefore best drama of all time, was reuniting the entire cast for Boys Over Flowers 2. The news came as a shock to many netizens, who were caught completely off guard. DramaFever sources were the first to break the story, including surprising plot elements, production stills and the secret addition of Dakota Fanning to the cast of the much-anticipated sequel.
Boys Over Flowers 2 picks up right where the first series left off, with Jan Di (Koo Hye Sun) answering Jun Pyo's (Lee Min Ho) proposal with a huge "yes!" But trouble is waiting for the couple, as a rival CEO (played with over-the-top relish by Kpop superstar PSY) attempts a corporate takeover of Jun Pyo's mighty Shinhwa Group. To capitalize on the popularity of the Gangnam Style phenomenon, PSY raps all of his lines, and wacky musical numbers frequently interrupt the story.
For Jan Di, preparing a high society wedding turns out to be much more complicated than anything in med school, and she enlists star wedding planner Manu Jeol for help. But once Manu Jeol (played by Dakota Fanning in her first Kdrama role) sets her eyes on Jun Pyo, she declares him "the most beautiful man in the world" and determines to steal him away. Fanning's scenes were shot in secret during the actress's recent trip to South Korea, where Lee Min Ho personally taught her to speak Korean.
While Jan Di completely in the dark over Manu Jeol's obsession with Jun Pyo, she makes her move. She advises him to come with her on a "practice honeymoon" to Jeju Island, telling him it's the best way to ensure a long, happy marriage. Jun Pyo agrees, never suspecting that Manu has ulterior motives.
But just as Manu and Jun Pyo are about to board the plane, the two are discovered by Jan Di's best friend, Chu Ga Eul (Kim So Eun). Chu Ga Eul sees right through Manu Jeol, and physically attacks her in a surprisingly violent scene.
Boys Over Flowers 2 also will reunite viewers with the rest of F4, who are called in to help with the wedding. Sculptor So Yi Jung (Kim Bum), after sustaining a hand injury in Boys Over Flowers 1, can only sculpt soft things, and in a touching scene folds hundreds of napkins into swans for the wedding.
Yoon Ji Hoo (Kim Hyun Joong), still in love with Jan Di, agrees to write the music to which she'll walk down the aisle. But in a stunning twist, right before the wedding ceremony, he ends up falling for the disgraced wedding planner Manu Jeol. The two decide to also get married on the spot, since everyone they know is there anyway.
The wedding scene will warm every viewer's heart as Jun Pyo, Jan Di, Ji Hoo and Manu Jeol bust into the church and strut down the aisle, echoing the famous scene in Boys Over Flowers.
The Boys Over Flowers 2 finale promises to fulfill every Kdrama fan's fantasy of the perfect romantic ending.
Boys Over Flowers 2 just wrapped shooting in extreme secrecy, and is set to air April 1st, 2015.