Moon Geun Young might have to check into Over-worked Korean Actors Anonymous if this bit of casting news turns out to be true (Joo Won has a permanent bed at that joint from what I gather). She’s currently filming the SBS weekend drama Cheongdamdong Alice co-starring Park Shi Hoo, Kim Ji Seok, and So Yi Hyun which will premiere December 1 and likely end at the end of January since its a 16-episode drama. The length of CA has been a surprise for me since I really can’t recall a weekend drama being such short length. Most are 50-episoders, and the rest range from the high-20s to the mid-30s in length. The networks are starting to release news of its 2013 projects and one upcoming MBC sageuk is reportedly courting Moon Geun Young for the lead role. It’s called Goddess of Fire and is the story of an Joseon-era female potter and her legendary life and love. Moon Geun Young headlining a sageuk? The Baeksang and end-of-the-year drama awards might as well start etching her name on the trophy if she accepts the role. Right now all that is known is that the drama is being written by the scriptwriter who did Warrior Baek Dong Soo. I never finished that sucker since it was rather disjointed and the only character I cared about was clearly headed for a sad sad ending. Was the writing overall servicable? I love that Geun Young is doing trendy fare with CA and might follow that up with a meaty sageuk. Goddess of Fire won’t start filming until the middle of 2013 so it’s yet early for any casting confirmation but this news is interesting for a fangirl like me to ponder over.
Moon Geun Young was simply luminous in Painter of the Wind, in either the boy painter incarnation and when she was dressed like a woman in a few scenes. I kinda wish she did a sageuk from a different era but beggars can’t be choosers.