Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) and Nicholas Tse’s (謝霆鋒) divorce crisis has reached a point of no return. The remaining issue was the custody rights over their two sons, Lucas and Quintus. At the opening ceremony for Mutual Affection 2 <河東獅吼2> in Ningbo, Cecilia appeared with a wide smile and in good spirits. For the sake of her two sons, Cecilia allegedly will take an indefinite hiatus from acting. This will allow Cecilia to assist Lucas with his adjustment in entering school in August, building a “good mother” image in her custody battle over her sons.
Directors Still Eager to Work with Cecilia
Earlier there were rumors that due to her divorce crisis, Cecilia’s image plummeted and there were few new film offers. According to an inside source, this was false and Cecilia continued to receive numerous offers for new films. Since Cecilia hoped to set aside more time to spend with her sons, she rejected all offers “without asking any questions regarding the filming fee and who the director was.” She decided to take an indefinite hiatus from acting and will only accept simple jobs such as performing shows, filming advertisements, and being a spokesperson.
Focus on Lucas
In April, Cecilia found a good school for Lucas and placed a deposit fee for enrollment. To avoid Lucas’ failure in adapting to the new school environment and to provide the best care for Quintus, Cecilia will take a hiatus from acting after completing her current film project, Mutual Affection 2. Cecilia will only consider resuming acting after Lucas successfully adapts to his new school life. Due to rampant negative rumors this year, Cecilia was eager to resume being a full-time mother and lead an ordinary life.
Allegedly, Cecilia did not “abandon” her two sons recently. According to Cecilia’s manager, Miss Chow, Cecilia often requested “vacation days” from filming to allow her to return to Hong Kong and see her sons. Nicholas Tse also indicated that he will return to Hong Kong to see his children shortly.
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Jayne: It was the right decision to place her children first and take a hiatus from filming. If Cecilia did not decide to resuming acting in the first place earlier this year, I wonder if her marital strife with Nic would have escalated to the current divorce situation? My impression is that Cecilia finds the lifestyle of being a full-time mothering too binding and that was the reason she went back to acting. I don’t think her hiatus will last too long this time, maybe half a year?