Veteran actor Anthony Wong Chau-sang welcomed high-paid actress Shu Qi's decision to take a 30 per cent pay cut to help boost Hong Kong's deteriorating film industry, which is expected to suffer further due to the financial crisis. 'If Shu Qi is willing to lower her acting fees, at least 20 actors will be able to get a pay rise,' Wong said, referring to actors he described as 'low paid' such as Sean Lau Ching-wan, Francis Ng Chun-yu, Nick Cheung Ka-fai, who earlier said he had not had a pay rise in the last 13 years, and himself. Wong (left), 47, an award-winning actor who has starred in some 148 films since 1984, said he considered himself an everyman. 'I don't even dare to tell people I am an actor,' he said. 'I've worked in this business for so many years, but I cannot earn enough to buy myself a private jet or even a nice car.' Still, Wong wondered whether cutting actors' fees was the best way to rescue Hong Kong's declining film industry, and said he believed that the industry would survive on its own, just as it always has.