Park Si-yeon to Return to TV After Giving Birth

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Actress Park Si-yeon is returning, staring in a TV Chosun drama scheduled to air in September. The drama deals with various aspects of love and marriage.

Park will play a woman who becomes a single mother by choice.

"I heard that being a single mother by choice is different from being a single mother by circumstance because the former decides not to marry and be single," Park said. "I think the general notion about marriage has changed greatly these days and there are various forms of marriage or living independently, so there could be single mothers who don't choose to marry," she added.

Park's return wouldn't be possible without her family's support. She became a mother in September 2013 and decided to focus on raising her child for some time.

"If my husband expected me to just stay at home taking care of my daughter, I would," Park said. "But he likes when I work, and he knows that I'm happy when I'm working. He said that it's my decision, and he will support me whatever I decide."

Since getting married in 2011, she has tried to make her marriage the best thing in her life. She enjoys the rare moments to rest, sometimes having a glass of wine with her husband on days when her daughter goes to sleep early.

"I'm trying hard to have a great marriage. If you don't want to make an effort, you should live alone," she said. "You must make an effort to live with someone."

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 16, 2014 08:17 KST