Following the announcement about the Meteor Garden reboot in 2018, many wondered about how time has changed the original cast of the iconic and well-loved Taiwanese drama which has been very internationally famous in the early 2000s.
Meteor Garden is based on the Japanese manga series, Boys Over Flowers, which tells the story of Shan Chai, a teenage girl from a poor family who goes to a school for rich people at her parents’ insistence. There, she met four handsome but arrogant male students collectively known as F4. Dao Ming Si, F4’s leader, eventually fell in love with her. On YouTube, WhatsUp Pinoy earlier posted a “then and now” video for the Meteor Garden stars.
The video featured Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vaness Wu, and Ken Chu.
Hsu, who played the role of brave girl Shan Cai, is now married to Chinese entrepreneur Wang Xiaofei and has two kids. She is still acting and performing, as well as endorsing brands.
Yan, the famous F4 leader Dao Ming Si, has released a number of albums and starred in a lot of drama series and movies. He is the only member of F4 who remains unmarried up to this day.
Zhou, who played the role of Lei or the “Quiet One” in Meteor Garden, had been with Hsu for three years until they broke up in 2008. Today, married with actress Reen Yu, he remains very active in movies.
Still an actor, Vaness Wu, boy-next-door Mei Zuo in the series, is now married to his long-time girlfriend Arissa Cheo who is a daughter of a wealthy Singaporean businessman.
Meanwhile, Ken Chu, the playboy Xi Men in the iconic Taiwanese drama, has been successful in his solo career and had also released a cookbook. He is now married to actress Vivien Han Wenwen.
Watch the full “then and now” video here: