Singer Linda Wong is ready to play the disciplinarian with her film star dad - for the sake of his health

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 August, 2011, 12:00am


The sturdy marquee on the grounds of The Repulse Bay kept heavy rain at bay as guests arrived for La Prairie's Cellular Power Infusion launch banquet last Thursday night. Dressed to match the evening's theme-colour in a diaphanous lilac dress, singer Linda Wong Hing-ping looked relaxed and elegant on her rare night out.

Wong chatted about her father Jimmy Wang Yu's recent return to the big screen in Peter Chan Ho-sun's action yarn Wu Xia.

'My father has had a lot of hero roles back in the day, so it's a little strange seeing him play a bad guy, [aged] 75,' Wong says. 'Walking down the red carpet with him for the Hong Kong premiere was really a special moment; we weren't sure he was strong enough to attend, but once my father makes up his mind there's no stopping him.'

Wong says her focus now is helping her father recover from his recent stroke. She says it is taking time for her to get used to the role of disciplinarian.

'We were at a friend's for dinner the other night, and I walked into the room to see a glass of red wine in front of him. I actually yelled at him. I think was the first time I have ever been so mean to my dad,' Wong says. 'He took it well, and promised that he hadn't drunk any of it. My family agrees that I should be just a bit hard on him, for the sake of his health.'