Moon Geun-young makes her stage debut
Known for her wholesome, girl-next-door appeal, “Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young takes the next step in maturing her image; she portrays a stripper in the stage play Closer (which is the same play that was the basis for the film).
The play opened on August 6, and then put on a performance on the 10th for its press call. Moon plays Alice, whose complicated relationship with writer Dan (Eom Ki-joon, double-cast with Lee Jae-ho) forms the backbone of half the play; the other half is devoted to another couple, and the four lives intersect in various ways.
Moon’s role is double-cast with theater actress Shin Da-eun, pictured at bottom. Moon said of the character, “I think the reason Alice bewitches people is because she is so charming. I do feel some pressure and concerns, but I’m enjoying it.” Shin said, “Alice is quite an appealing person, so I’m having fun. She’s not too different from me, personality-wise.”
The other two characters are played by Jin Kyung and Park Soo-min (double-cast as Anna) and Choi Kwang-il and Bae Sung-woo (as Larry).
Moon already took a big step toward changing her image in her last drama, Cinderella’s Sister, in which she played a misunderstood character whose inner emotions were masked by outer surliness. She seems to be making the transition from child actress into adulthood pretty gracefully.
Closer will run through October 10.