Actress Lee Bo Young’s Call Me Mother premiered yesterday. These seven points inform us about the show and its cast, and will help you get into this touching melodrama. Without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Call Me Mother is the story of three mothers.

Su Jin (Lee Bo Young) detests the idea of becoming a mother until Hye Na (Heo Yool) turns on the maternal instinct she never knew she had. Ja Young (Go Sung Hee) is the young mother of Hye Na, but what has made her an abuser of her own child? Lastly, Young Shin is an exquisite actress in her sixties who’s fallen out of touch with her oldest daughter.

2. Call Me Mother is Lee Bo Young’s second drama since she became a mother.

Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung welcomed their first child, daughter Kwak Ji Yoo, in 2015.

3. Call Me Mother is the first K-drama screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung penned.

Screenwriter Jung has worked closely with film director Park Chan Wook in the past. They co-wrote the films  Lady Vengeance, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK, Thirst, and The Handmaiden.

4. Director Park Chan Wook is looking forward to watching Call Me Mother.

In an interview with the Call Me Mother production team, director Park rooted for screenwriter Jung. To him, she’s a “precious writer who influenced my film world the most.” He also shared his excitement about her first K-drama screenplay and promised to watch it.

5. Call Me Mother is a completely different beast from Lee Bo Young’s other drama God’s Gift. 

Though Lee also played a mother in God's Gift - 14 Days (2014), she says the focus was on the thriller, whereas the focus for Call Me Mother is motherhood. She explained, “I didn’t choose to star in God’s Gift with a focus on motherhood. It was a thriller crisscrossing the mother’s and the kidnapper’s struggles.”

6. Call me Mother is a remake of the Japanese TV show Mother (2010)

Mother did well in Japan and was broadcast internationally in Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It was remade into a Turkish TV show in 2016.

7. Call Me Mother is Lee Hye Young’s first drama in seven years

Actress Lee Hye Young started her career later in life. Her first K-drama appearance was I’m Sorry, I Love You. She also starred as Goo Joon Pyo’s (Lee Min Ho) mother in Boys Over Flowers.

What did you think of the first episode of Call Me Mother? Please let us know below!


Call Me Mother

Starring Lee Bo Young and Lee Jae Yoon

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