So near, yet still so far away. Namoo Actors just issued a press release that basically confirms the fan speculation in recent days that the ever lovely Moon Geun Young has left Korea for a short study abroad experience. She’ll be in New York City until mid-November as she takes English classes and does what any twenty-something living in Manhattan does, namely enjoy walking around the city in the Fall and soaking up the only-in-NYC ambiance.
Fall is my favorite season in the city (moreso than Spring), so I’m sure she’ll have a great time in a wonderfully rich and diverse new environment. This does pretty much mean her name is out of the running for Jang Geun Seok‘s Love Rides the Rain (not that she was ever in serious talks since she was his last drama co-star and Korea doesn’t immediately pair people back together so quickly), which Han Hyo Joo has supposedly turned down, and the grapevine chatter has the role going to an actress from SM Entertainment.
If you’re living in New York and want a Moon Geun Young sighting, she’s taking classes at a language school in East Village (I know the name but don’t want to post it because I hate having people loiter around her school). She’s also been spotted in Central Park, looking like any Asian college student living in the city.
I love how even a celebrity can be anonymous there. When I was going to school in the city, Utada Hikaru enrolled as a freshman and I pretty much saw her around campus being all normal. Part of me wanted an autograph, but the sane me just let her be the normal college kid she obviously was looking to be. I still visit the city a few times a year, so this only means imma planning a quickie Fall trip to see my Geun Young in person. Hope I won’t be tempted to put her in my pocket because she’s so cute.