One of TVB’s first siu sangs, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) is not only a household name in Hong Kong, he has also gained stardom in China and Hollywood. Earning at least $10 million HKD for each filming project and owning a property worth more than $1 billion HKD, Chow Yun Fat surprisingly, enjoys the simple life.
Chow Yun Fat may enjoy international recognition for his acting, he has however, always kept a low profile where his personal life is concerned. In 1986, the good-looking heartthrob broke the hearts of many women when he married Singaporean Jasmine Tan (陳薈蓮). Although not an extraordinary beauty, Jasmine’s beauty goes beyond skin-deep. Supportive and non-materialistic, Jasmine proved to be the ideal woman for Fat Gor.
Recently, Jasmine was seen dressed simply in a white t-shirt, black pants and a pair of sneakers while shopping in the outdoor food markets of Kowloon City. On her shoulders she carried an unbranded orange bag. The friendly Jasmine smiled and greeted the stallholders as she went about her grocery-shopping. Environmentally conscious, Jasmine put her newly-purchased shirts together with her groceries and did not ask for additional plastic bags.
Later that afternoon, after a home-cooked lunch, Fat Gor and Jasmine drove to Central for a shopping trip. The towering Fat Gor easily attracted the public’s attention. Upon being recognized, Fat Gor waved and smiled back, nary a superstar’s snobbishness in sight.
Despite walking along the high-end Li Yuen Street West where branded boutiques abound, the couple did not seem interested. Instead, their attraction was drawn to the old-geared shops.
Busy Months Ahead
Since filming The Last Tycoon <大上海> last year, Fat Gor has been taking a well-deserved rest and enjoying his leisurely life. However, with Wong Jing’s (王晶) Casino Situation <賭城風雲> scheduled to begin filming end of this month, Fat Gor will have to travel to Macau and the United States for on location filming.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.