Cinderella and Four Knights premiered earlier this month. Just recently, a cast member has compared its plot to the 2009 hit series Boys Over Flowers.
Airing in TVN every Friday and Saturday evening, Cinderella and Four Knights? plot is centered on cousins Ji-Woon (Jung Il-Woo), Hyun-Min (Ahn Jae-Hyeon) and Seo-Woo (Lee Jung-Shin). They play spoiled brats who live together in a mansion called the Sky House.
The three end up fighting with each other all the time because of their different personalities – Ji-Woon is a tough guy, Hyun-Min is a playboy and Seo-Woo is a musician. There is also a love triangle between Ji-Woon, Hyun-Min and Hye-Ji (Son Na-Eun).
Their grandfather (Kim Yong-Geon) ends up hiring a poor girl named Eun Ha-Won (Park So-Dam) to be a live-in butler at the Sky House. Little do the three cousins know that the struggling ?Cinderella? will be able to change their crazy ways.
In an interview that was reported by Movie News Guide, Cinderella and Four Knights cast member Ahn Jae Hyun said their show is a lot like Boys Over Flowers.
Released seven years ago, the series also had arrogant men surrounding the lead female character. The poor-girl-rich-guy storyline also drew similarities with Cinderella and Four Knights.
Coincidentally, Boys Over Flowers starred Jae Hyun?s wife, Ku Hye Sun, as the show?s ?Cinderella.? According to Soompi, Jae Hyun asks his wife for advice on how to effectively portray his character.
The actor said that his wife is very supportive over his decision to take on the series soon after they got married earlier this year. Because of her approval, Jae Hyun said that he is able to act more comfortably on the set of the show.
Many would remember that Boys Over Flowers was the series that catapulted Hallyu heartthrob Lee Min Ho to superstardom. The actor has been appearing in numerous projects ever since, his most current being the Legend of the Blue Sea.
However, Min Ho?s top celebrity status has come with a steep price. Just recently, the 29-year-old was involved in a cheating scandal with his girlfriend Suzy Bae. It was only after months of negative reports that he decided to deny all the breakup rumors.
Will Cinderella and Four Knights also produce the next Min Ho? Do you believe that its plot and cast are similar to Boys Over Flowers? Let us know what you think by commenting below and make sure to keep following TheBitBag for updates on your favorite Korean dramas.