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Moon Geun-young’s birthday message from Go Hyun-jung

Moon Geun-young celebrated her 25th birthday over the weekend (though she’d be counted as 24 by Western standards), which is receiving press attention for two reasons: (1) She sent her fans a birthday message via handwritten letter, and (2) top actress Go Hyun-jung sent her a birthday congratulations.

Moon’s handwritten letter was posted to her official fan cafe, called Moon Geun-young Angels, along with the above photo with a cake that fans had prepared for her. In the letter, she wrote:

“There have been a lot of changes. Some are good changes and some not-so-good, but I think the change is the important thing. Changing is like proof that lets us feel we are alive, and I think that gives us the foundation for maturing and growing.”

Then there’s the message from Go Hyun-jung, which was uploaded to an online message board by a fan. The fan had reportedly attended the book launch for Go’s recently published beauty book, Go Hyun-jung’s Secrets (which, by the way, was a runaway hit and sold 30,000 copies in two days). In the autograph line, the fan had told Go that she intended to give the book to Moon as a present for her birthday one week later, and asked for Go’s autograph to be signed to Moon.

The message Go wrote: “Happy Birthday! Moon Geun-young…do we look alike? Fighting!” (It’s been said that Moon looks like a young Go Hyun-jung, which is what she refers to.)

Naturally, this acknowledgment from a top star of such stature has Moon’s fans atwitter (possibly also a-Twitter), although really, they’re both A-listers whose association with each other can only be beneficial to both. Now, if they were to be cast in something together (playing mother-and-daughter? sisters? aunt and niece?) — well, then the Korean netizenry might just implode from the concentrated star power involved.

 
What do you think: Alike or not?

Via DongA

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I can't believe she's 25. She looks way younger than me >.<

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dey both really look alike.

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Hehe...hello auntie!!!

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alike!! :-)

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A like indeed!

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very much alike!!!

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Yeah they could play mother and daughter the resemblance is there, if this happens the director and writer should be beyond excellent or else it will be a total waste of those colossal talent.

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not mom & daughter coz go hyun-jung is still young and young looking. sisters are better :)

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that's right.... i think they not look alike too....

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Wow oO I'm really speachlees, they indeed look alike. Impressive

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i dont know... from different angles the look reallysimilar, but then when you go face front you can see there not.

but i agree with the mother and daughter role between them. it would be awesome. a must watch

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omg they do look alike!

...and i can't help but say this - i'm SO waiting for Jang Geun-Seok's birthday wish/message to her to be discovered by crazy netizens haha

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I think it been handwritten is so precious as one's own handwritting is so rare these days with computers. I find that very touching. Im sure her fans are elated!!! I hope she has a fab BIRTHDAY!!! Btw, She looks 16 to me!

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She looks really young. Happy Birthday. You are one of the reasons why I began to watch Kmovies and dramas.

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Go Huyn Jung just gets prettier with age. She wasn't as pretty when she was young. I hope she'll have better series. Rom-com please! I miss you!

Moon is just so young. She could really pass as a high school student. I love how she looks good with any hair style. She should really play a tom boy in the remake of Hanna Kimi. That would be perfect!!!!!!!

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Wow, I didn't think about this! Lolz =D =D

I am sure that it would be AWESOME that if Moon Geun Young would be GREAT to act so tomboyish from HANA KIMI drama, lolz. Geez, I am still waiting to hear that if it would be announce for a new K-drama "Hana Kimi" - as same as Taiwanese and Japanese, of course. too.

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SM's gonna make the Korean "Hana Kimi", tho sadly no news yet of cast...:P

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Not alike! GHJ is classy, beautiful and looking healthy. MGY looks anorexic and someone who seems afraid looking older than 18. She still is cute because of her moonshaped face but beauty is different for me.

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i actually think MGY is the cuter one of the pair.

considering GHJ is 40 and looks like she's in her late 20s, earlier 30s -- shouldn't the complaint be that she should "look" her age as well?

MGY is only 18. i'm sure by the time she's 40, she'll be just as classy and beautiful as GHJ.

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** i meant MGY is only 24. NOT 18.

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MGY can be really skinny sometimes, but i think that's just from how she tends to overwork. and have you seen some of her photo shoots? she definitely isn't afraid to look her age or older, she just has a baby face.

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yea! She is cute but not beautiful lady!... look at her eyes or her smile thats indeed cuet but no beautiful !

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as i look her eyes it seems we called bubble eye(fish)....

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Afraid of looking older than 18???? B***s***!!!!
She even try hard to look older than her looks now...
That's why she often wear outfits that make her look like ahjumma....
U dont know anything about her!!!!!
She even got tired of her "KOrean little sister" nickname coz she wants to discarding the young image!!!
The only thing she likes about being "looking a lot younger than her age" is that she can play young character for longer time...
She's the kind of actress that wont bother with looks when acting, she only care about acting, that's why she's not looking stunningly beautiful in drama/movie. But off screen, she is stunningly beautiful. Look at her vid when she was hosting & be the MC of Busan film festival in 2006. BEAUTY is a combination of looks, body languange, personality, and brain, and she has all.... THAT is BEAUTY... not just looks... your kind of beauty will wore out and boring....

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I totally agreed with u.

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Everything else I've read about MGY bears this out, but her birthday letter just proves it all over again: she is one seriously classy young woman.

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She is a celebrity among the celebrities....
All the celebrities always speak of her in respecful ways...even though she is still so young...
Even some celebrities when they see/meet her they speak of it as if a commoner meeting a celebrity. For example Nickhun of 2PM happily tweet of her when he sees her from afar... as if a commoner tweeting of meeting a big star....
That is how she is respected in Korea.
So young with such wonderful achievement and prestige...

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MGY is so sweet to send a handwritten message to her fans. Something like a handwritten letter is much more intimate or personal than typing a response (which can make others wonder if that star really wrote that message). Wow...is she really 24, she looks so baby-faced! Makes me feel haggard right now.

I think there's enough resemeblance that they can play relatives (mother/daughter, aunt/niece, etc). I don't really look like my mother and I've seen pairings in dramas and movies that have been totally mismatched. However, I agree with others - if they are casted in something together, I hope it's a really good project.

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Is that Ponyo on her cake? I just thought about it when I looked at her birthday picture again.

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I had to check again after reading your comment. It totally looks like Ponyo. That's so cute.

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Yes, I believe that's ponyo. hmm, she likes ponyo?

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not alike. I kinda agree with what Usi wrote though I wouldn't call MGY looking anorexic.. however... xD

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I've always thought they looked similar, but recently I saw moon geun young with a short hair cut and she looked completely different. I'd thought the were related before. I also think park shin hye and jung ryu won are very similar in looks.

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defintiely alike!!!....i've been saying this for ages...and it's not just by looks though.....they have the same screen presence and awesome amount of talent!

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love her and yes!

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I would totally mistake them for mother and daughter if I saw them together and had no idea who they were.

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I actually think UEE is more Go Hyun-jung.
There's an uncanny likeness (in small glimmers) even in the acting and screen presence.

It's sweet of Go Hyun-jung though.
I'm beginning to fall out of love with Moon Geun-yeong though. Hopefully her next character portrayal will be a bit more winning and less phoned in.

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Omg, you're right! UEE is like a younger version of Go Hyun-jung!

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Yeah, here's an image of her playing the younger Mishil in QSD.
I could barely tell them apart as I was watching.
http://popseoul.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/afterschool_uee_20090707.jpg

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Well, if they do not look alike at all then I guess I need to have my eyes examined.

Have to admit though, that while I definitely see MGY in GHJ, as far as GHJ in MGY goes? Not so much. Funny how that works.

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absolutely alike! When I see the top pict, I must think, is it MGY or GHJ??

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I think MGY and GHJ look alike at certain angles, but not a whole lot. I guess it's just because MGY is so small compared to GHJ.

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They are the best of the best and I'm a fan of both <3.

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Oooh ooooh.....I've noticed that these pictures of GHY and MGY -- They seem like they are bit of similar because of their eyes and face expression, ofc. That's very interesting. O___O

Oh looorrd, I love both of them & I am a BIG fan of MGY and GHJ, woot woot! =D

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GHJ looks better than ever, actually she's too young to be her mom, unless she was a teen mom. She's like a fine wine. GHJ has a straight up beautiful face whereas MGY can look a little plain sometimes and gorgeous at other times.

MGY, before I knew her, I thought she didn't photograph very well but then she has great screen presence and is luminous to watch. You know how some actresses are more than what they look like? They don't become A-list stars for nothing.

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Very mmmuuuucchhh Agreed......
That's what called A RARE BEAUTY. MGY's beauty is a RARE BEAUTY. Makes you feel her presence prominently in the crowds of beauties.
If U notice in Yasimmaman variety show, the camera always focuse on her even when it was other participats' turn to speak & she was just sitting quietly, the camera just wont leave her.
She almost obscure others by her presence. She just unicly beautiful.... rare kind of beauty.... not just looks... MORE THAN LOOKS

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On Golden Fishery, Go Hyun Jung joked she was seen as the "Auntie/Elder Moon Geun Young." You can say that she is to MGY what So Ji Sup is to Yo Seung Ho.

And the irony that both have starred opposite Chun Jung Myung hasn't been lost either. ;) And she even comments on being his and Jo In Sung's noona. She may be romantic with them onscreen, but offscreen she's like their mom. :D

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They do look a like. That would be a good idea if they played a mother/daughter in a drama one day.

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haha just because you found some similar pictures taken from similar angles ..... :P

naaa, NOT alike

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Look at those photos! They look so much alike! I think in one angle Go Hyun-jung also resembles UEE 'AF'

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I started to like her more in Cinderella's Sister.

She's so excellent, I like her chemistry with Chun Jung Myung but... I really hope that she and Kim Soo Hyun can act together in a movie/drama in the future...

That will be awesome!

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I don't think you were alone in your fantasies.

Behold, Will it Snow for Cinderella:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r9X-0kOLeY

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haha yea they do look very much alike!

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I always thought the 2 were alike =)

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She is just plain gorgeous.

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ooohh makes me wonder why GHJ gave her a message.. hmm... <3<3<3 i thought they never new each other.. hihi but there is one connection... "that person" waha

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I think they look enough alike to play sisters - i think with mother-daughter the likeness is usually stronger (unless the girl looks like her dad of course). They would be awesome as sisters, too - I'm thinking something like In Her Shoes only with Go Hyun-jung as the flighty one and Moon Geun-Young as the serious one.

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I like both actresses.

It would be good to see them both in one drama though and even better if we have C J Myung as the lead actor.

C J Myung is someone they have in common.

What's up Fox: CJM + GHJ
(I've watched that drama twice!)

Cinderella's Sister: CJM + Moon

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What they should do is make the ultimate Chun Jyung Myung-Queen Seon Duk metadrama. Cast Chun Jyung Myung, Go Hyung Jung, Lee Yo Won, and Kim Nam Gil (remember, he was in Goodbye Solo too.)

And do THAT as the unofficial sequel to Secret Garden. Have CJM pretend to be Bidam, Kim Nam Gil pretend to be Jang Bin (complete with mud nude scene), Lee Yo Won be haunted by the vengeful ghost of Mishil, and Go Hyun Jung play Song Yi Kyung who is also possessed by Lee Yo Won and cannot decide between KNG and CJM.

My head will explode if this scenario happened.

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Umma, you're right!!!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH~!!!

CJM in bet. MGY & GHJ...
*dies*

sit. GHJ & MGY sisters or mother-daughter, then falls in love with CJM... *dies again*

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Why don't we kick it up a notch and make my dream drama come true.....it would cast MGY and Go Hyung joon as siblings or mother/daughter with JANG GEUN SEUK and JO IN SUNG as brothers (i think they really look like brothers :-) ...what do you think?

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I think JGS and JIS are both leos and I find leos have a certain lioness quality, a certain swagger and good humor. I see that in G-Dragon as well.

I can see MGY and GHJ in a Gilmore Girls type scenario.

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MGY looks like Kim min jung from thornbirds to me

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Found it! Here's a Golden Fishery video clip, which includes where Ms. GHJ talks about her likeness to MGY.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=149855438408333

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I love both of them. But I really hope MGY can dress-up more like GHJ.. sometimes MGY lack of fashion sense, owh maybe because she's such a simple person... anyway... I still love you Geun Young!

BTW, did you know that MGY is such a big fan of 2NE1.. yeah, that's kick ass! Love MGY for loving 2NE1... huhu.

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Thanks much JB for this very nice post about MGY.
Oh, how I would love to see MGY and GHJ in a drama together! Two Daesang Award winners in a drama should be awesome! Can you imagine a Eun-jo and Mishil stare down?

Just for fun, I thought of possible titles for their TO-BE drama:

1. Mae-ri, I'm your Mother
2. Mishil vs. Eun-jo
3. The Painter's Sister
4. Daemul's daughter

And if we take inspiration from a few American TV programs, how about:

1. Dancing with the Sisters
2. How I met your Mother (Korean version)
3. News Anchorwomen

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Love it!!!

Add add add...
1) What's Up Cinderella? (신데렐라야 뭐하니?)
2) The Fox's Sister (여우 언니)
3) Cinderella's Fox (신데렐라 여우)
4) Painter of Daemul (대물의 화원 / 大物의 畵員)
5) Mishil reincarnated as "Mi-jo", & Eun-jo as "Eunshil"
6) What's Up Mary? (매리야 뭐하니?)
7) Painter of the Sandglass (모레시계의 화원)
8) Daemul's Autumn Fairytale (대물의 가을 동화)
9) Autumn Sandglass (가을 모레시계)
10) Empress Daemul (대물황후 / 大物皇后) -> combo of "Empress Myeongseong", "Queen Seondeok"'s Mishil, & "Daemul"...beware Daewon-gun, Cha In-pyo, & Bidam, Seolwon, Yushin, Misaeng, etc etc etc...
...and many others, tho I'm getting a bit carried away...LOL

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Hmm I don't see it. They look very different to me. And in those pictures MGY eyes kinda freek me out.
Do hope she comes back with a good drama, cause her recent drama's kinda sucked.

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you're right !Moon geun young eyes are really wierd there! though she is a good acctress.

Hey girl there is nothing on your nose...!

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LOL That explains her look :P

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Yes, they look quite similar! I really adore Geun Young. She has such a wonderful aura.

Belated happy birthday MGY!!

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They both look beautiful and both are strong women.
I like both of them, but for 2 A list actresses in a drama it would be hard. Who know it may happen someday.
Love both of them
Happy birthday MoonGY (:

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Auww Happy Birthday Moon, I loved her movies,

Little bride and Love me not.. ^__^ They look alike

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picspam below AKA:
-"Moon Geun-yeong now and Moon Geun-yeong supposed-to-be"
and/or
-"Go Hyeon-jeong supposed-to-be-then and Go Hyeon-jeong now

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(adding #19 @supah's comment)

...and UEE as their teenage version LOL

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scarily alike .

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oh wow! They do look alike.....Some producer and director should definitely consider this pairing!

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And I thought I was the only one who thought they looked alike

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