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Veteran goes with the flow

CANTONESE pop singer, song writer and actor, Nicholas Tse Ting-Fung (pictured top) arrived in Shanghai last month for a M1NT Club promotional event for a domestic optical brand.

Tse was born in Hong Kong to a show biz family whose parents are both well-known actors.

Starting his singing and acting career at age 15, Tse is an enduring and popular performer in China.

This is thanks largely to his good looks, fashionable style, independent attitude to life, musical creativity and fine performances in many hit films.

Tse married famous Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung in 2007 and their first son Lucas Tse was born in 2008.

Q: Will you encourage your son to go into the entertainment business?

A: If he has the ability and ambition to survive on his own, I will support him any way.

But he will definitely get more pressure than me because both his parents and grandparents are all artists. He was born to be paid attention to by the public.

I only hope he will be a real man in the future, no matter what job he does.

Q: As a famous singer and song writer, you haven't released any new music for a long time. Do you have any plans for new releases?

A: Actually no. I am busy with my film works and I have no plans for any new albums.

I am thinking of writing new theme songs for the films that I act in, but I don't want to sing them.

To be honest, I am disappointed with the current music industry in China. Too many illegal copyrights ruin the album market.

In the past, I have recorded a lot of good music, for example seven or eight individual albums, and have been judged as experienced enough to hold individual live concerts.

But now the new singers can get a show booking with only a few songs behind them.

The music market now is not suited enough for me to make a new album. I want to be responsible to my fans and give them my best possible works.

Q: You are 30 years old, an important age for a man, and working very hard on film, stage performances and commercial opportunities. Do you have a perspective of your career over the past 10 years?

A: I could never be the star I am today without my early career, no matter whether what I did was right or wrong.

All experiences are precious to me and I am very lucky to have had them.


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