The TV series is about one of the most famous women in Korean history, Shin Saimdang, a renowned artist and writer during the Chosun Dynasty.
"She was the breadwinner of the family and her husband was not interested in household matters, so she must have had a lot to worry about", Lee said about the leading role of Shin Saimdang. "The situation is actually the same now. Not much has changed in 500 years. I am sure the biographical drama will allow viewers a moment to strike a chord with working women of today".
She also said her emotions and the depth of feelings have changed since she got through marriage and having children.
"Actors get opportunities to express emotions deeply when they experience a pivotal change in life such as childbirth and even aging", Lee said.
"Facial wrinkles show deepening of emotions so I am not sad that I am getting old. You can't have a starring role forever, and you can't stay pretty forever. I want to do as many things as possible, be it TV dramas, films, or documentaries, as long as they convey meaningful messages while allowing me to discover new aspect of myself", she added.
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