Following Kevin Cheng’s (郑嘉颖) reign as TV King in Hong Kong and also starring in the highly anticipated Ip Man <叶问> drama in mainland China, his personal and love life has peaked the curiousity of many media outlets and especially his fans.
In an interview with Cosmo magazine, Kevin provides a closer look at how he deals with fame and the act of balancing his career and personal life.
Regarding what he had to give up for stardom, Kevin said, “There is a give and take for everything you do. When I chose to become an actor, naturally I sacrificed my personal life. In return, I gained valuable life experiences and monetary rewards for working hard because in this industry, nothing is just handed to you. You can’t imagine the rewards without thinking about what you have to give up. Even so, I love what I do and don’t feel like slowing down anytime soon.”
When asked how he plans on maintaining his career in the entertainment industry, Kevin said, “When I look at successful artists and how they managed to stay in the limelight for so long, I noticed that they all have high expectations of themselves. Take Jacky Cheung (張學友), Tony Leung (梁朝偉) and Lau Ching Wan (劉青雲) for example. They set the bar very high for themselves so they can continue improving their craft. When I was in the same music company as Jacky many years ago, he once told me that in order to survive in this industry, you have to keep pushing yourself and set high expectations because talent alone cannot save you. That’s why I am very hard on myself when it comes to my work. I know some things I cannot control, but I put my all into my work.”
On love and relationships, Kevin does not believe in love at first sight. “If you love someone based purely on their looks and don’t even understand her personality, I don’t think that type of relationship will last. Even the most beautiful woman will eventually turn old, so I believe that a lasting relationship can only be between two people who understand each other both inside and out.”
“Of course, I want to grow old with someone I love, have kids and build my own family. That’s why I want to work hard now in order to have a stable career and a good nest egg so I can provide a comfortable living for my future wife and children. Although I work so much that I don’t even have a social life, it will all be worth it when I look back.”
Kevin knew that he was sacrificing his personal life when he became a star. He was honest in admitting that it is too late to think about another type of lifestyle these days. “Even if I want to leave the entertainment industry, I can’t escape it. I know that no matter where I go or move to, the paparazzi will still capture my every move.”
Source: Cosmo via kuangaitvb.com
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