Actress Lee Young-ae shared her feelings about returning to the silver screen after a 14-year hiatus at a press event for the film "Bring Me Home" in Seoul on Nov. 4.
The mystery thriller revolves around a mother who is obsessed with finding her son, who disappeared six years earlier.
Lee's previous film role was that of a revenge-seeking single mother in director Park Chan-wook's highly acclaimed psychological film "Lady Vengeance" in 2005.
She played mothers in both "Lady Vengeance" and "Bring Me Home," but said, "The difference between the two is that I've become a real mother during the break."
"As the years pass with ups and downs in life, I can broaden my horizons and spectrum. That has changed my approach to acting," she said. "I was able to feel the character in all her dimensions and express it better. It was somewhat painful to me as a mother. I expect this film will be a turning point as much as 'Lady Vengeance' was."
The film will be released on Nov. 27.