Posted By: franzii
Korean actress Goo Hye Sun and Taiwanese performer Wu Zun have been cast as leading roles in the Taiwanese remake of the Japanese sensation "Zettai Kareshi"or "Absolute Boyfriend".
Korean actress Goo Hye Sun, perhaps most known for her leading role in "Boys Over Flowers", will be starring in a new drama along with the Tiwanese actor and member of Fahrenheit Wu Zun. It will be a remake of the Japanese manga "Zettai Kareshi", also known as "Absolute Boyfriend", of which an anime series and drama have already spawned in Japan.
After starring in the drama "Princess Slaves" Wu Zun's popularity soared and it has been reported that Wu Zun will be highly paid for his participation in this drama, about NT$ (New Taiwan Dollars) 300k, or about $10000 USD an episode. Goo will allegedly be paid NT$ 470k, or $15000 USD an episode.
Back in March, Wu Zun, along with Fahrenheit, was appointed as Taiwan's Tourism Ambassador. After visiting Korea and filming a CF entitled "Touch Your Heart" with Goo, the two agreed to work on a project together in the future.
However, Taiwanese viewers have mixed emotions regarding Taiwan's GTV casting Korean female actresses as the lead roles in their last three broadcast dramas. Taiwanese audiences have expresses their strong desire to utilize and cultivate domestic talent. GTV replied by stating that Korean actresses have already proved their versatility in the international market, and they will not restrict the casting of their dramas by nationality.