As the saying goes, behind every great man, there’s a great woman. Actor Philip Keung (姜皓文) believes his wife of 20 years, Anna Kam (殷寧), is the reason for his success.
Nominated for Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards this year, Philip eventually lost to Anthony Wong (黃秋生). However, Philip was not upset at all and he would love to be in the race every year. Dedicated and hard working, Philip was sometimes unable to separate himself from his roles even during off hours. While filming The Defected <鐵探> and Tracey <翠絲>, Philip had to repress his emotions, and Anna noticed her husband was often sad, which in turn made her absorb his unhappiness. Luckily, the couple’s cheerful maid and their seven pets at home were able to make him happy again.
In an interview with Candy Chea (車淑梅), Philip further discussed the dynamics in his marriage. Anna often brings humor into their relationship. When asked what she would do if Philip suddenly became a transgender like his character in Tracey, she shared that she can accept that decision. At her age, it would be like having another girlfriend and someone whom she could share secrets with. Philip laughed at his wife’s response because he was raised by his grandmother; he often wore his female cousin’s clothes when he was little and played cooking games with her.
How They Met
Philip met Anna in 1986 when she was performing on stage. She tripped and he immediately caught her, and even took her to the doctor every day. To win her heart, he even bought 99 roses and wrote a letter to express his love. As the couple is reaching 20 years of marriage, they realized they have helped each other grow. In Philip’s heart, Anna is a superheroine.
Regarding temptation and infidelity in a marriage, Philip just responded, “I would never! No! Never tried it! Besides, who would be interested in an uncle? At my age, I’m probably older than my female co-stars’ real-life parents.” Philip would rather focus on his career and follow his true interests instead.
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.