Jackie Chan breaks silence about his illegitimate daughter
Following the recent verbal embroilment where Jackie Chan was criticised for “wanting to see natural disasters happening in some countries”, the Hong Kong stuntman made headlines again, this time over his illegitimate daughter.
Speaking at the Police Story 2013 movie press conference which the star starred in, the 59-year-old said he felt for his daughter, Etta Ng, as the plot similarly talked about a busy father neglecting his daughter.
“The story struck a chord in me, especially during the crying scenes. I teared naturally because I was reminded of my Xiao Long Nu (the nickname given to his daughter by the media). I have neglected her for the longest time.”
This came as a rare moment of truth as Jackie has always dodged questions relating to this illegitimate daughter, and even once said his “infidelity is a mistake all men make”.
The Hong Kong star also seized the chance to direct some feelings he had for his son, Jaycee Chan, adding: “I wish to tell Jaycee that I wasn’t leading a life of debauchery back in those days when I was filming in the US. I was in fact working hard!”
Reports have it that Etta Ng (aka Xiao Long Nu) is now 14-year-old and lives only with her mother, Elaine Ng.
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