Wu Chun: “I Now Want to Share the Happiness of Being a Father”
Formerly an idol actor and now the father of two, Brunei-born Taiwanese actor Wu Chun (吳尊) recently spoke with Esquire about his experiences with fatherhood.
For the majority of his career, Wu Chun had concealed that he was married to his childhood sweetheart, Lin Liying (林麗瑩). The truth came to light last year, which is when he also admitted that he and his wife had a daughter, known as Nei Nei, and were expecting a son.
After this revelation, Wu Chun appeared to become more lax about exposing his personal life to the media. Earlier this year, he and Nei Nei participated in the reality show, Dad is Back <爸爸回來了>, where viewers witnessed the father-daughter pair interacting in a 48-hour period. On October 10, which happens to be both Wu Chun’s 35th birthday and Nei Nei’s fourth birthday, the two even attended a public anniversary celebration of The House of Dancing Water at a casino in Macau.
“When [Nei Nei] was first born and was still small, I wanted to protect her well,” Wu Chun explained when asked about his change in attitude. “For an artiste, the best method of protecting something is to not make it public. But now that she’s older, I want to share the happiness of being a father.”
Though Wu Chun has lightened up on his daughter’s media exposure, he is still uncertain whether or not he wants her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, which he describes as a place “in which it is very easy to get lost, unless you know what’s important to you.”
“I’m actually not quite sure how Nei Nei regards the idea of becoming an artiste,” he said, adding that she enjoyed filming Dad is Back so much that she would go on YouTube every day to look up videos of herself to watch. Nei Nei would also ask Wu Chun on a daily basis, “When are we going to go back to film something new?”
Apart from his tales of fatherhood, Wu Chun also shared about his secret to living a balanced life. “I’m someone who emphasizes time management,” said the actor, who runs a gym business in Brunei in addition to his entertainment and family commitments. “Every day before I go to sleep, I will write down and verify the itinerary for the next day – and even the coming week. I don’t like the feeling of wasting time.”
Source: Esquire via cnyes.com
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.