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'I am very lucky': Tony Leung Ka-fai on the three women in his life

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 11:31am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 11:57am

They say behind every great man there is a great woman - and award-winning Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai has revealed he has three.

In an interview with Darizi Men's, the actor - who stars in the upcoming movie Cold War - spoke of the support he gets from his wife and daughters.

"I feel I am very lucky, when I was young I was already married with children. I had a complete family, which enabled me to maintain stability."

And he admitted that sometimes his acting affected his emotions off the set and talked about how one upsetting scene left him overcome with rage: "Ordinarily when I get home, the dogs at home would welcome me. Yet that day when I got out of the car, they scattered. That rage was so strong that even pets were able to sense it," he said.

Despite winning the Hong Kong Film award for Best Actor three times, Ka-fai insists he's just an ordinary person who, after 30 years in the film industry, craves simplicity.

He said: "I always see myself as an ordinary person. The fact is I really am an ordinary person. Acting is only my profession. I am just like an ordinary person. I am working at business hours and resting when I am off; like an ordinary citizen I ride the MTR, cross the harbor on the ferry. I always feel, my performance life is the exciting one. My own life is very ordinary."