Actress Lee Young-ae expressed her ambition for acting.
Lee Young-ae appeared at the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) “Actor’s House” event held at the KNN Theater in Haeundae-gu, Busan on Oct 13th.
“Actor’s House” is a special talk program where actors meet the audience and tell in-depth stories about their acting lives, works, and philosophy. This year, Han Ji-min, Kang Dong-won and Ha Jung-woo participated in the first half, and Lee Young-ae will take charge of the second half.
Lee Young-ae, who is also a judge for this year’s BIFF Actor Award, had various conversations with the audience. She also mentioned her first silver-screen comeback in 14 years, “Bring Me Home.”
Lee Young-ae said, “It was an important time for me to expand my scope as an actress after marriage and childbirth,” adding, “When I went to the Berlin Film Festival as a judge, the famous actress Charlotte Rampling was the head judge.”
“At that time, she was around 50s and 60s, and she had the same worries and processes as me. After marriage, we went through a slump and thought about the gap between being an actress, a wife, and a mother. I found a role model that I want to follow and find my own location just like her.”
Among Korean actors, Lee Young-ae mentioned actress Youn Yuh-jung. While talking about her new goal, Lee Young-ae said, “I want to do more action and act in a comedy,” adding, “I also thought, ‘I want to be an actor who can win an Oscar like Youn Yuh-jung someday.’”
Actress Charlotte Rampling, mentioned by Lee Young-ae as her role model, was born in 1946 and is a famous British actress. She won the Best Actress Award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival for her signature film “Hannah”.
Actress Youn Yuh-jung was born in 1947. She recently won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Minari” and was honored as the first Korean actor to win an Oscar trophy.