Tony Leung is On a Two Month Vacation in Japan
In June 2018, best actor winner Tony Leung (梁朝伟) announced the end of his 20-year partnership with Wong Kar Wai‘s (王家衛) Jet Tone Films following the expiration of his contract. Since then, Tony’s wife Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) took on the role of his interim manager until he finds a suitable partner. When Carina attended a jewelry event in Hong Kong a few days ago, she revealed Tony is unreliable as he has been traveling and not accepting any new jobs.
After Tony parted ways with Jet Tone Films, no new works from him were released. Although Monster Hunt 2 < 捉妖記2> and European Raiders 歐洲攻略> came out in 2018, they were both filmed and finished in 2017. Because of this, rumors ran rampant that Tony was retiring, but they were shut down quickly.
It turns out Tony went skiing with Carina in Japan during last December. Afterwards, Carina traveled to Australia while Tony continued to enjoy himself in Japan. She declared her husband is currently in a long vacation mode. “He is still looking into other activities like water skiing and mountain biking. He feels more relaxed there as there is no need to wear a mask, but I believe that someone should be able to recognize him soon,” Carina said.
When the reporters joked that Carina should not let him go on such a long holiday as his manager, Carina immediately played along and pretended to be angry at Tony. “It is really outrageous; if I relied on him [to make money], I would be dead by now,” she said jokingly. “But I understand he needs a break. It’s difficult to have another breakthrough when you’re such a good actor. I hope that he can find a new direction.”
Fans can be rest assured that there are many scripts looking for Tony’s participation. Carina said she has handed them over to her husband to let him choose.