Hawick Lau Grateful For Father’s Upbringing
With Yang Mi (楊冪) pregnant for eight months, Hawick Lau (劉愷威) will soon become a father. He is excited to welcome a new member into the family and has been thinking about his important upcoming role as a father. In a variety show, Hawick reflected on the experiences with his own father, Lau Dan (劉丹), and how he has seen him as a heroic figure since childhood.
Although Lau Dan is a renowned Hong Kong veteran actor, Hawick did not receive any favoritism after joining the entertainment industry and had to learn from his own setbacks. When directors scolded Hawick and when he experienced a deep plunge in self-esteem, Lau Dan did not act as a protective barrier. Thus, there was a certain amount of pressure and anxiety in their relationship throughout the years.
Despite Lau Dan’s stern character, Hawick knew his father was full of warm paternal love within. Hawick is grateful for his own upbringing, which included a lot of space to develop his own individuality. Although his self-esteem had been knocked down several times, the challenges helped him learn how to thrive. Hawick expressed, “I’m truly proud to have a father like him. He allowed me to understand how to deal with difficulties and how important different experiences are. He showed me that as a real man, I need to be more relentless with myself and take care of my family.”
Almost a father himself, Hawick pledged to be as independent and hardworking as Lau Dan in order to support his family. This had been his goal since childhood after hearing of a dangerous incident his father had experienced. Once, when Hawick was four years old, Lau Dan suddenly lost his consciousness and fell off a wire fence while filming. He was too tired due to not having slept for days. Fortunately, Lau Dan did not suffer any major injuries from the fall, but the doctor later informed that he had been close to being paralyzed. From Hawick’s perspective, his father always stood strong and mighty like a hero.
With the baby’s date of birth lurking close, Hawick admitted pondering daily over what kind of life and teachings he should give their newborn child. He expressed what he would like to tell his child the most, “There will be many different experiences in life. No matter how sweet or bitter things get, I hope you will have a generous heart to bear and feel everything. Every experience is a piece of property that others cannot give or take away from you.”
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.