Lee Young Ae Opens Up About Balancing Her Roles as a Mother and Actress

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Lee Young Ae revealed the hardships she felt as a working mom.

The press conference for SBS’s “Saimdang, the Herstory” was held on November 30 with Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Heon attending.

When asked the hardships she faces as a working mom, she said, “My perspective of the world has grown since I’ve become a mom and a wife. I’ve especially changed to look at everything from a mother’s point of view.”

She also revealed her beliefs behind production environments.

“Though some articles have reported that we film until 9 p.m., that’s exaggerated and untrue. The original production hours would have been much harder and difficult for me to handle. We pre-produced the drama in hope that we would be able to make a quality show while I fulfilled my duty as a mother as well. I wanted to carry out both my roles as a mother and an actress together,” she said.

“I hope ‘Saimdang, the Herstory’ does well and helps improve the drama production environment for other shows as well,” she added.

Meanwhile, “Saimdang, the Herstory” reinterprets the life of Shin Saimdang from the Joseon Dynasty by highlighting her passion for art and love life. Lee Young Ae is taking on both the role of Saimdang and Seo Ji Yoon, while Song Seung Heon has been confirmed as the male lead Lee Kyeom. The drama will air in the later half of 2016.

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