Winning an Oscar not Tony Leung’s dream

Taking it easy: Leung says he’s not going out of his way to win an Oscar. ‘If it happens, it happens,” says the actor. — pic taken from Instagram


HONG Kong superstar Tony Leung claims he does not harbour any ambition to clinch an Academy Award after Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s historic win, Sin Chew Daily reported. The 60-year-old said he would leave the matter to fate.

“Making a movie requires a lot of luck. I will not deliberately make any plans (to win an Academy Award). If it happens, it happens,” he told reporters.

Leung, who was attending an event by Emperor Motion Pictures revealed that Yeoh would often contact him whenever she wins an award.

“She will get in touch every time she wins an award. However, she has yet to call this time. I have already sent a message congratulating her,” he said.

Yeoh became the first actress of Asian descent to win the Best Actress category in the Academy’s 95-year history.

She is also the first Malaysian to be nominated and win an Academy Award.

Leung is one of Asia’s most successful actors and was dubbed by CNN as one of Asia’s 25 Greatest Actors of All Time.

He is known for his roles in movies such as Infernal Affairs (2002) and Red Cliff (2008), and even starred as Xu Wenwu in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).

> The daily also reported that recently engaged Hong Kong stars Kenneth Ma and Roxanne Tong appear to be very much in love after it was revealed they called each other “husband” and “wife” at home.

According to Ma, the two of them would binge on Hong Kong dramas at home, especially those which Ma had acted in.

“She said it is a great opportunity to see her husband look so cool (on screen),” he told reporters.

When reporters said they were surprised that Tong addresses Ma as “husband”, he replied: “Sometimes I call her my wife at home as well.”

He also said their wedding would take place after the filming of his new drama series Queen of News, adding that he could not wait to start a family.

“I do not have any preference on how the ceremony should be but every woman should have their dream wedding.

“I will let Roxanne arrange everything.

“As the groom, I will do my best to comply,” he said.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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