Actors Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Po and Ahn Jae Hong are currently in Namibia filming the travel reality program “Friends Over Flowers – Africa.”
It’s a reunion for the actors, who recently co-starred in the nostalgic hit drama “Reply 1988,” and they barely had a chance to miss each other.
They learned they would travel together on the reality show while enjoying the reward vacation they received after completing their successful drama.
They will get the chance to miss fellow co-star Lee Dong Hae, who could not make the trip due to a conflict in his schedule.
The variety show, which focuses on celebrities taking a vacation in a foreign country, has been shooting for several days now. It’s a spin off of the original travel variety show, “Grandpas Over Flowers” which featured older actors, “Noonas Over Flowers” followed, with actresses, and now there is “Friends Over Flowers,” also known as “Youth Over Flowers,” with a much younger cast.
Fortunately, fans can get a peek at what’s happening on set. A Korean traveler named Kwang Ju Lee ran into the production team while they were filming in the desert and took a few photos that he posted on Facebook. The photos offer behind-the-scenes looks at the environment the show is filmed in.
The wind-rippled sand dunes in the photos are what many people associate with Namibia as it is the country with the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Friends Over Flowers – Africa” will be aired throughout Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar, starting on March 5.
The actors will probably be even busier when they return as their careers got a boost from “Repy 1988.”
Park Bo Gum is also known for his roles in the film “Coin Locker Girl” and the drama “Hello Monster.” He has not decided what to do next.
Ryu Jun Yeol has already decided. Although “Reply 1988 was only Ryu Jun Yeol’s second drama, he made an impression. He was recently cast in Jo In Sung’s film “The King.”
Go Kyung Po also appeared in the critically acclaimed “Coin Locker Girl” as well as the film “The Treacherous.” He did several dramas before “Reply 1988, including “Warm and Cozy.” As soon as he returns he will review new script offers.
Ahn Jae Hong, who played Ryu Jun Yeol’s older brother, is the third “Reply 1988” star to appear in “Coin Locker Girl.” This will make three projects that he and Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Po have done together. This year he can also be seen in the film “The Sound of a Flower.”