Above: Sharon Kwok blames Etta Ng’s girlfriend, Andi, for being a bad influence.
Suicide attempts, running away from home, and disappearing for five months without any notice...Etta Ng (吳卓林) has exhibited extremely disturbing behavior over the past year. This would make any mother feel like collapsing, and 45-year-old Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) does not know what to do with her rebellious 18-year-old daughter, whom she raised without any financial support from ex-lover Jackie Chan (成龍).
Elaine’s friend, former actress Sharon Kwok (郭秀雲), thinks she knows the reasons behind Etta’s troublesome behavior. Sharon said Elaine should not be blamed as an irresponsible mother, as Etta is already an adult and should be accountable for her own behavior. “Although Elaine is worried about Etta, there’s not much she can do. Even if Elaine flies to Canada [where Etta is currently at], what can she do after bringing Etta back to Hong Kong? Give Etta $200,000 HKD and then what? If Etta’s mindset and heart is still like this, then she will continue to lead this kind of [rebellious] lifestyle.”
Blames Etta’s Girlfriend for Bad Influence
Etta started dating her tutor, Andi, and declared openly she was gay last year. Andi, a 30-year-old Internet personality, often takes provocative photos and posts them online. Since dating Andi, Etta ran away from home, quit her job, and eventually disappeared for five months without telling Elaine. Later discovered to have gone to Canada with Andi, Etta stated in a video clip that she wants to find her father, Jackie Chan.
Blaming Andi for being a bad influence in Etta’s life, Sharon said, “Since she met [Andi], Etta picked up a lot of bad [habits]. As her tutor, there’s no reason why Andi taught Etta to not do anything. Even if they are in love, they have to face reality. They can’t sleep on the streets; how long can they last? There are a lot of things I don’t want to say.”
Sharon: “One Day, Etta Will Wake Up”
A mother of a 27-year-old son, Sharon understands the heartache Elaine is going through now. Sharon said, “I hope Elaine lets go more. When Etta gets hurt, she will wake up. But this may take a long time. There’s no other way. Everyone’s path to adulthood is different. Don’t always say Etta is pitiful; can she be more pitiful than Elaine? Hope everyone expresses their concern to Elaine too! I saw with my own eyes how Etta treated Elaine all these years; it’s not the proper attitude a daughter should give to her own mother. But Elaine always put Etta first, providing everything for her.”
Although Sharon has known Etta ever since she was a little girl and loves her just like a daughter, Sharon is disappointed by Etta’s decisions. Asked if she will contact Etta, Sharon said, “I don’t want to try. I don’t want to talk to that tutor. It’ll just make me angry! It’s like Etta is possessed by a ghost!” Sharon has not reached out to Elaine over Etta’s latest episode, but she is willing to listen to her friend’s problems anytime.
Elaine’s god-brother, Samuel Tsang (曾展章) reacted to Etta’s desire to find her father, Jackie Chan. Mr. Tsang, an executive director at Hong Kong Cable Enterprises, said, “I’ve spoken to Elaine, telling her to just let Etta do what she wants. If Etta comes back to Hong Kong, then Elaine can get her daughter back. But it’s very hard for Etta to live in Hong Kong due to the paparazzi. I told Elaine to let things go and just see what happens. What else can we do?”
Mr. Tsang’s wife, former actress Meg Lam (林建明) said she did not want to comment on the incident. “It’s very odd. Why did Etta talk to a stranger about her father? The entire video clip only had one or two phrases, with nothing preluding or following the conversation. So I don’t believe it.”
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.