80-Year-old Kenneth Tsang Doesn’t Want to Retire
Some actors go a lifetime without recognition. Fortunately, for veteran actor Kenneth Tsang (曾江) – he managed to win the Best Supporting Actor at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3> at 80 years old.
Showing the world that talent has no age limit, Kenneth finally won the hearts of the judges after 60 years of working in the industry. Though nominated in previous years, this was the first time he won the award. Unable to hide his emotions during his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony last night, Kenneth grew teary eyed and said, “People still appreciate you after doing something for 60 years – anyone would be touched. People aren’t objects, they have feelings.”
He added, “I’m very happy, but I hope that a younger actor would win this award. It would be more meaningful as it is okay even if we [older actors] do not win. Despite this, I’m still happy because this award doesn’t solely belong to me. Many factors come into play, such as the director, screenplay, and the role. It’s team work and the award should be shared by many people. I feel that it is more difficult to win Best Supporting Actor. There is a lot of onscreen time for the lead actor, which may also showcase any acting weaknesses. However, a supporting actor has less onscreen time, so it is more difficult to make an impression on viewers.”
Thanking God for giving him the opportunity and strength, Kenneth said he would not consider retirement any time soon. Kenneth stated that he will continue acting as long as he is in good physical health.
Kenneth’s niece Linda Wong (王馨平) also expressed much excitement over his victory. The pair kept a low profile over their family relations, but Linda could not resist from posting on her Weibo blog, “My Uncle – the older he gets, the cooler he looks! I’m really happy for him!”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.