YOU WHO CAME FROM THE STARS
Title: You Who Came From the Stars / Man From the Stars / Love From Star
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Time travel
Director: Jang Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Park Ji Eun (You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly, Queen of Housewives)
Broadcast network: SBS, every Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
Broadcast period: 2013-Dec-18 to 2014-Feb-27
A man who is an alien, arrived on earth 400 years ago during Joseon period.
He managed to survive until this modern era and he becomes a university professor now while he’s also possesses enhanced physical abilities in hearing, vision and speed.
This handsome alien then falls in love with a superstar famous actress.
28 years old. Top celebrity. College girl.
She was once called ‘the national fairy’. She’s the goddess of Korean wave.
In one word, she has been always a star.
As she had been busy filming during all of her school age, she did not have time for ordinary school life. So, she did not know the common sense. She does not have friends. Though she has family, they also cannot give influence to her. In one word, she knows her only. But, it’s Ok for her. She just cares her image.
Suddenly, she starts to fall down from the top all at once.
His age is unknown. His current job is an instructor in a college.
He is an alien who came to Chosun on September 25th, 1609.
He is still young and handsome just like 404 years ago.
He can see what peoples can’t see. He can hear what people can’t hear. He can move to other place with incredible speed. He can see future. But, he does not open his ability. He wants to live peacefully and gracefully in the earth.
He is cynical to love. He thinks that love is just human-being’s delusion or some kind of habits.
But, since he meets Song Yi, some unexpected things happen to him. He starts to love , 404 years after he came to the earth.
And, as his reality is known to the world, he faces danger.
Since he had a crush on Song Yi at his junior high school age with her photo in magazine, he persuaded his father to use her as the model of his father’s company. But, she didn’t feel grateful for him. She just ignores him. He pledges himself many times to make her kneel down before him. Soon, he understands that, in this kind of situation, the power is on the less- loving- part rather than money.
Ok. Then, I will wait till we marry.
After marriage, she can’t go out for filming. She has to wait me , just inside home. But, this is just his dream.
One day, something happens.
She starts to be blamed by the whole nation.
She has sweet smile, warm way-of-talking, friendly attitude.
She is intelligent. She never think herself as under- level- than- Song Yi. She cannot admit that she has to stand behind Song Yi because of her beauty.
Heekyung was her 1st lover. Song Yi was the her best friend since junior high school. But, she becomes the enemy who stays near to her. She starts to be jealous on Song Yi.
Her dream was becoming a celebrity. When, Song Yi, her daughter becomes actress, she also becomes celebrity. She controls all deals regarding her daughter. All money from daughter comes to her.
Cynical high school boy. He thinks, because Song Yi becomes actress, his family broke.
As he is very handsome, he gets offer to be an actor. But, he never wants it because of the bad memory-caused-by-elder-sister, Song Yi.
She likes handsome boy very much. She hates pretty girl very much. She uploads to the internet many bad comments against Song Yi
He looks like a capable businessman. But, he is a real psychopath. His day and night is very different.
She believed that she would be the star in her life. But, strangely, in this field, leading actress’mother is treated as a leader. Supporting actress’s mother is treated as a follower.
She swears that, someday, she will revenge.
Jun Ji Hyun as Chun Song Yi (28, top actress/university student)
Kim Hyun Soo as young Chun Song Yi / Seo Yi Hwa
Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon (alien/university professor)
Park Hae Jin as Lee Hwi Kyung (28, youngest son of S&C Group)
Jo Seung Hyun as young Lee Hwi Kyung
Yoo In Na as Yoo Se Mi (28, supporting actress)
Kim Ye Won as young Yoo Se Mi
People around Chun Song Yi
Na Young Hee as Yang Mi Yun (54, Song Yi’s mother)
Uhm Hyo Sup as Chun Min Goo (56, Song Yi’s father)
Ahn Jae Hyun as Chun Yoon Jae (18, Song Yi’s younger brother)
Jun Jin Seo as child Yoon Jae
Hong Jin Kyung as President Hong / Bok Ja (manhwabang owner)
Jo Se Ho as Chul Soo (manhwabang costumer/unemployed neighbor 1)
Nam Chang Hee as Hyuk (manhwabang costumer/unemployed neighbor 2)
Kim Kang Hyun as Yoon Bum (Song Yi’s manager)
Kim Bo Mi as Min Ah (Song Yi’s stylist)
Jo Hee Bong as CEO Ahn
People around Do Min Joon
Kim Chang Wan as Jang Young Mok (62, lawyer)
People around Lee Hwi Kyung
Shin Sung Rok as Lee Jae Kyung (36, heir of S&C Group)
Lee Jung Gil as Lee Bum Joong (67, chairman of S&C Group)
Sung Byung Sook as Hong Eun Ah (58, Hwi Kyung’s mother)
Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Shin (Jae Kyung’s secretary)
Kim Hae In as Yang Min Joo (Jae Kyung’s ex-wife)
People around Yoo Se Mi
Lee Il Hwa as Han Sun Young (49, Se Mi’s mother)
Oh Sang Jin as Yoo Suk (31, prosecutor/Se Mi’s older brother)
Kim Hee Won as Park Byung Hee (Detective Park)
Yoo Young Jin as Assistant Manager Yoo
Jung Soo In as Han Yoo Sun
Jo Woo Jin
Cameo and Special Appearances
Yoo In Young as Han Yoo Ra (top actress/Song Yi’s rival) (ep 2-4)
Yoo Joon Sang as Department Manager Yoo (ep 2)
Se Ri (of Dalshabet) as Song Yi’s junior (ep 3)
Soo Bin (of Dalshabet) as Song Yi’s junior (ep 3)
Jun In Taek as Yi Hwa’s father (ep 4)
Lee Geum Joo as Yi Hwa’s mother (ep 4)
Park Jung Ah as Noh Seo Young (top star soon-to-be a bride) (ep 4)
Kim Saeng Min as reporter at Noh Seo Young’s wedding (ep 4)
Son Eun Seo as a gisaeng Hwang Jin Yi (ep 4)
Jang Hang Joon as Director Park Min Kyu (ep 4)
Jun Joon Hyuk as elementary school boy from The Heirs parody (ep 5)
Park Seo Yun as elementary school girl from The Heirs parody (ep 5)
Kim Soo Ro as Lee Hyung Wook (ep 5)
Jung Yoon Ki as bag shop owner (ep 10)
Jung Eun Pyo as Yoon Sung Dong (Joseon realtor) (ep 6) / Yoon Sung Dong’s descendant (realtor) (ep 12)
Park Young Kyu as Heo Joon (ep 11)
Kim Dong Kyu as Kim Dong Kyu (museum curator)
No Hyung Wook as the youngest film crew on set (ep 15)
Jo Young Goo as reporter (ep 16)
Suzy as Do Min Joon’s former student (ep 17)
Yun Woo Jin as Lee Han Kyung (ep 18)
Joo Ho as Wang Jae Soo (ep 18)
Ryu Seung Ryong as Heo Gyoon (ep 19)
Kim Sung Joon as announcer
Sandara Park as top star at red carpet of 2017 Film Festival (ep 21)
Kim Won Joon as Yoo Se Mi’s partner at red carpet of 2017 Film Festival (ep 21)
Stills & Behind the Scene Photos (Credit : SBS)
- Man From The Stars was aired simultaneously in Korea and China. The drama was sold to China with all-time highest price.
- Kim Soo Hyun is originally left-handed, but he learned to write and use chopstick with his right hand for this drama
- Actress Hong Jin Kyung was the first to get cast. Writer Park Ji Eun got the inspiration of Man From The Stars while listening to Hong Jin Kyung’s radio show 0n 2013. Hong Jin Kyung’s voice gave Park Ji Eun’s idea in creating the character of President Hong, Chun So Yi’s best friend and comic book store owner.
- PD Jang Tae Yoo and writer Park Ji Eun only wanted Jun Ji Hyun as the actress for Chun So Yi’s role.
Jun Ji Hyun noticed the PD and writer previous work and she only needed to read the script of the first episode before agreed to take the role.
- Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun became close after the filmed movie The Thieves. When Jun Ji Hyun knew that Kim Soo Hyun also get offer for Man From The Stars, she personally called Kim Soo Hyun and asked him to do the drama together.
- Park Hae Jin’s initial role in Man From The Stars was the sociopath Lee Jae Kyung. He even filmed the first episode as Lee Jae Kyung. But when the rookie actor who played the character Lee Hwi Kyung suddenly stepped down, Park Hae Jin replaced it and Shin Sung Rok was added to play the sociopath Lee Jae Kyung role.