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Jackie Chan reveals he once tried to attack a director with a knife for insulting his mother
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Jackie Chan reveals he once tried to attack a director with a knife for insulting his mother — In an interview with the Chinese talk show “Shidian Talk,” Jackie Chan revealed that he attempted to attack a director with a knife because he insulted his mother.
In an interview with the Chinese talk show “Shidian Talk,” the Hong Kong actor and martial artist spoke about an altercation between him and a director, who he did not name, that had gone too far.
“I was scolded so much, and he even dragged my ancestors in,” Chan said. “So I took a knife and wanted to go and cut the director. I said that he can scold me as much as he wants, but don’t insult my mother.”
The 68-year-old began his career as a stuntman in the 1980s before he became a superstar in both Chinese cinema and Hollywood. His early days of performing as a stunt double would only earn him 150 yuan (approximately $21 today).
At the time, Chan was working alongside martial arts legend Sammo Hung, who stepped in to stop Chan’s violent outburst. “Sammo grabbed hold of me and said, ‘Are you crazy?’” Chan recalled.
Chan also spoke about the criticism he received throughout his career and how it made him feel. “In the past, whenever the newspapers criticized me, I would be unhappy for the day. I would think about it for a day, which became a week, then a year,” Chan said.
However, the superstar has learned to be thankful for the feedback and take criticism in stride. “Don’t take what people say to heart,” he advised.
Simu Liu set to appear in Rihanna's fourth Savage X Fenty show — Even though Rihanna still hasn’t dropped new music, she’s given us the next best thing.
The multi-hyphenate revealed the all-star lineup for her lingerie brand’s fourth Amazon Prime special, and it includes Canada’s favourite Marvel superhero.
That’s right. Simu Liu is set to appear in Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 on November 9.
Rihanna has graciously given us the opportunity to see the Canadian actor in flattering and most likely form-fitting men’s lingerie
Fans are already thirsting over the thought of it on social media.
Constance Wu says her family hasn’t talked about her sexual assault: ‘Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations’ — Constance Wu, 40, revealed that her family has not yet talked about the alleged rape incident she experienced in her 20s.
The “Crazy Rich Asians” star shared that no one in her family has brought it up yet.
“They haven’t talked about it to me yet because Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations!” Wu told Ross, the co-founder of SisterSong, during their conversation.
“So no one’s been, like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were raped,’” Wu added.
🎬 Industry Insider
‘Sunny’: Rashida Jones’ Apple TV+ Dark Comedy Series Rounds Out Cast With Joanna Sotomura, 4 More (Deadline)
Rizwan Manji, Hasan Minhaj, Alicia Silverstone & More Set For Imran J. Khan’s Pakistani American Coming-Of-Age-Film ‘Mustache’ For MakeSay; ‘The Bear’s Christopher Storer Among Additional Producers (Deadline)
📢 Casting Calls
Poping Auyeung Casting (Live action “Avatar, the Last Airbender,” “Shang Chi”) is searching for Korean Canadian actors for a union feature filming in Winnipeg, Canada in March – April 2023.Applicants can be based anywhere but must be CANADIAN CITIZENS or must have CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS.
CINDY TOLAN CASTING is searching for DANCERS with strong BALLET experience for a new UNTITLED BALLET SHOW by creators Amy Sherman-Palladino & Dan Palladino (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL and GILMORE GIRLS)
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