Etta Ng Doesn’t Resent Her Father, Jackie Chan, Since She Never Met Him

Due to her status as Jackie Chan’s (成龍) illegitimate daughter, Etta Ng (吳卓林) has grown up under the media’s spotlight and her life continues to be scrutinized by the public. The 19-year-old has often avoided speaking to the media, but accepted an interview to clear up the recent negative press regarding her life.

Bullied in School

Even when she was in school, Etta’s identity made her a target of bullies. In 2002, Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) decided to move the family from Mainland China back to Hong Kong. Etta said, “It’s true [that I felt a lot of pressure]. That is why I was so unhappy before. I felt the worst during my time in Mainland China. I was in high school at the time. [People] thought that because of my father, I am a rich girl. I don’t want to talk too much about the school, but the teachers there were useless. [One time], I was on the floor and people [my peers] were kicking me. The teacher walked over and just said, ‘You guys shouldn’t do that.’ My peers stopped, and when the teacher walked away, they continued to kick me.”

Never Met Her Father

When asked whether she has ever met her father, Etta said, “I have never seen him before.” She added, “My level of familiarity with him is the same as yours. Actually, in my eyes, he is neither good nor bad, because I don’t know him. I don’t judge someone I don’t know. I know that I have said some impulsive things when I was younger, but at this point in time, I am much more emotionally stable. I believe that people will make mistakes. Whatever mistakes you made, that is your life and not mine. It doesn’t matter to me. But it’s weird, because when I was born, everyone knew who I was. I don’t even know who I am. Everyone is watching me and waiting to see how terribly bad or good I will turn out.”

Though Etta has never met Jackie and claims to have no feelings toward him, she filmed a video while in Canada seeking out her father. Etta denied it was for money. Instead, it was for answers. She appeared a bit angry and said, “When I was searching for my father that one time, it was because I had a lot of things I didn’t understand and didn’t know what was going on. I am not seeking him or anyone out for money. Everyone who saw the video said ‘You want money, you want money.’ No! At the time, I was feeling lost and scared. I also had an emotional issue I had to address. I felt that there were too many things that caused me to feel lost. The incident was, in a way, a cry for help, but it was a cry for help for information.

“If I see him, I might say, ‘Yo, what’s up dude. That’s cool. Can you tell me what really happened when I was younger? Why is my mom the way she is? Did you guys ever discuss things? Or perhaps did you talk things out with my maternal grandmother?’ I’m 19 years old. I know I am still young, so I know my future may contain even more ‘why’s’. At the time [when things happened], I was just a baby. I didn’t know about anything that happened.”

Jackie is estimated to have a net worth of $3 billion HKD. He revealed in a previous interview that he would leave half of it to his wife, Joan Lin (林鳳嬌), and son, Jaycee Chan (房祖名), and donate the other half. In his recently published autobiography, Jackie did not mention Etta at all. Etta appeared unfazed by this and said, “I never thought about getting anything from him, neither does it bother me. I don’t feel hurt. Okay, it’s really none of my business, but he said he would donate half of his fortune to charity. It’s a great thing, but perhaps I overthink things often. Where or which charity is the money being donated to? What cause is it going towards? But in the end, I don’t really care.”

Understands Mother’s Behavior

Not only does Etta have unresolved feelings about her father, but also her maternal grandmother. Elaine’s abusive behavior may have stemmed from her own upbringing. Etta recalls seeing her grandma point a knife at her mom and forced her mom to get on her knees and beg for money. A few years ago, Etta called the police and said her mom is an alcoholic and is abusive. When asked whether she resents her mother, Etta sighed and said, “A parent’s disciplinary method towards her child is influenced by how she was parented. How your mother treats you is how you will treat your child. I am very clear as to how my grandma treated my mom, so I do not blame her.”

Etta said she hopes to reconcile with her mother, but both sides will need to learn to be considerate of each other. She explained, “That environment caused me to be emotionally unhealthy, so I need to learn how to take care of myself. I have become happier. I can see hope now.”

Believes Wife is Her Soul Mate

Like mother, like daughter. Etta also takes after her mother’s impulsiveness and mood swings. However, the biggest issue between them now is Etta’s wife, Andi Autumn. During the interview, Etta held onto Andi’s hand the entire time. The two have experienced the same type of childhood. To Etta, Andi is not only her wife, but also her savior. “I understand how people see it – that I’m only 19 years old, that I don’t know how to think for myself, that I got married impulsively, that I don’t really know what I’m getting myself into, that we would split up in a mere few years’ time. No way! I know what I’m doing. She is perfect. I don’t know what you guys want me to explain.”

Andi is rumored to be with Etta for money. Etta retorted, “When we first met, she didn’t know who my parents are. I had to explain things to her. Everyone said she is with me for my money, but I don’t have any money! So I don’t know what people think. It’s funny to me.”

Source: Yahoo

This article is written by Huynh for

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  1. In the interview, she said “idc” multiple times and yet she had quite a few questions for Jackie…. contradicting much?

    1. @sugadough Ya, she is def resentful. Hated how she wants to ask him “Why is my mom the way she is?” when her mother is the only one still caring for her after all this drama she pulled.

      1. @mike # True, she was a homewreaker and etc etc ….but daughter should be the last person or never the person to judge her.

      2. @wm2017
        Yeh but Elaine might be subject to huge mood swings all her childhood so Etta may have a right to search for the cause of this behaviour…

  2. Etta mother should’ve find a good spot in the world and live “low key” from the start, of course nowhere is good when your father is too famous, but should at least find a spot that is better. Just find what is as best as possible. China? Seriously…. Mainland China should especially be avoided at all cost, it’s not surprising Etta would be bullied there. Elaine should know better. I don’t understand why she wouldn’t move somewhere as quiet as possible, just make sure the kid will be surrounded by more positive people, there’s no excuse for her to say she can’t because it ain’t about what she can and cannot do. It is what she MUST do. Is it about your interest or for your child’s interest? Nowhere is best but I don’t buy that nowhere is good either.

    I don’t freaken care anything about Jackie Chan’s asset. He can throw it into the sea I wouldn’t even care. He doesn’t have to give it to anybody. But at the minimum he owes Etta’s upbringing, he must give her money to support whatever needed to make sure she grow up healthy and until she’s mature. Who would survive being born in the street without money? One will not need any asset, but requires a good upbringing so they can survive out there themselves in the future. Etta parents are both terrible human beings, they born her for torturing only. Even animals know how to bring up their children till they can take care of themselves. Etta is not only suffering from a loss of identification but seems to be behind in education and career goals. What’s more is she can’t even lead a normal life because nobody would ever leave her alone, they want to milk news about her for their own sake that wouldn’t benefit her in any way. The only person who can really help Etta is, Etta herself.

  3. Children should never be punished for mistakes adults make. Clearly Etta was the mistake of Jackie and Elaine. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, Jackie acts as if this life/child he created doesn’t exist. Jackie is filthy rich and can afford to provide for the child, not saying he has to give her the luxuries of the world, but at least care for her daily needs. The day Elaine decided to bear this child and give birth to her, it is Elaine’s responsibility to care for this child. Both parents are irresponsible and hence Etta is the way she is. I feel so sad for Etta. She is only a child who wants the love and affection of her parents. Etta’s words are contradicting specifically due to this reason – she hates her parents, yet she craves their love and attention. I honestly don’t think Etta is Lesbian by birth… she chose to be, because this woman that she is with is the only person who has shown her love and affection, which she so desperately need.

  4. Jackie is all talk and no actions. Always tried to teach others the moral high ground, yet he is a hypocrite. By having a child from his extramarital affair with Elaine and never acknowledge her daughter shows he is indeed an irresponsible person. Elaine should had sued him millions for child supports. Wonder how many illegitimate kids out there are his. No wonder his only son is so messed up.

    1. @mihk1994 obviously both her mom, her fiancé, and her receive some alimony. Jackie chan was like Logan Paul and Justin beiber when he was young. Nowadays ! People forgive him because they love his movie and suspend to believe their idol is a jerk. In china, female victimization is weak like fan bing bing costar case unlike America. However, Weinstein, Cosby, trump, or even bill Clinton movement stop short with consent girl try to look for money causing a lot of believe the authenticy of allegations from these gold digging thots. Jackie chan is view as a funny takent hero still in the west and not many know about him like HK. Although, HK are very gossip, hypocritical prude among the old while the younger get tag around by apple daily and next plus trashy news that Gigi Lai husband own I think. Nowadays, like some celebrities say, it’s easy to be exposé because of socioa media, so no escape. However, it’s easy for people to forget and forgive. Look at rdj banking and Tom cruise banking despite their religion beliefs and drug scandal. Same for old Jihnny depp. Just don’t be racist, political, religiously, lgbt offensive, but culture wise and sex scandal / culture inapproaiate doesn’t matter too much if its not at Edison Chen or Justin cheung level.

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