Tang Wei Opens Up on Marriage with Kim Tae Yong

Although she lost the Hong Kong Film Best Actress Award to Vicki Zhao (趙薇) earlier this week, mainland Chinese actress Tang Wei (湯唯) has not shown any signs of disappointment. On the contrary, while at a promotional event for the Swiss watch brand Rado, Tang Wei happily shared about life with her husband, Korean director Kim Tae Yong.

Tang Wei and Kim Tae Yong first met in 2009, on the set of Late Autumn <晚秋>, an English-language film directed by Kim and starring Tang Wei. At first, they conversed with the help of a translator, but one day, Tang Wei decided to try something different.

“I felt there would be some inaccuracies in the translations,” she explained, “so I requested that the interpreter rest for the time being and let us communicate directly. [Kim] is a very shy person, and his face will often turn red even before he starts talking. After that, I didn’t use a translator anymore when talking to Tae Yong.”

The two officially began dating in 2013 and tied the knot two years later. Tang Wei revealed that what first caught her eye about him was his dedication to his work, which she says caused her to be “fascinated” by him. She also praised him for being someone who “knows how to be thankful.” For instance, when she makes breakfast for him, he will use his cell phone to take a picture of it.

One time, Kim presented Tang Wei with a piano because he knew that her lifelong dream was to learn how to play the piano. “I’m very thankful that I married someone who truly understands me,” said Tang Wei.

When asked whether Kim comforted her after the winners for the Hong Kong Film Awards were announced, Tang Wei said her husband actually congratulated her, because her movie, The Golden Era <黃金時代>, won the award for Best Film.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

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    1. @funnlim
      I was wondering the same thing. I am guessing a combination of whatever English they know,translators when available and body language.

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