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Tackling Fatherhood

Television and film actor and wushu champion Vincent Ng talks about the art of juggling family and work.

By Edmund Wee      1 May 2020

With the recent social distancing measures, how has that affected you and your family?

In the beginning, it was quite intensive for me sorting out my work due to the rapid changes as a result of the outbreak. Over time, I’ve managed to accept that in spite of the uncertainties ahead, life goes on and we should try to make the most of it. Now we are home together all day, I get a true flavour of what caring for Zander is like daily. It’s actually quite intense and I appreciate my wife’s efforts even more. So it has actually strengthened our family bonds.

You became a father at 42. What is one great thing about becoming a father at this time in your life?

Maturity.

How has becoming a father changed your professional outlook?

Fatherhood has made me relook my priorities. While my career and professional goals remain important to me, I have to strike a more delicate balance between my career and spending quality family time. Fortunately, I have the support of my family and I am grateful for that.

Any plans to have more kids?

Ideally, I would like to have a baby girl but I’d have to negotiate with my wife first.

What are your plans for the near future?

I will still carry on my work at Wufang. Acting-wise, I recently finished filming a movie called Deleted with Zheng Geping, which is likely to be released later this year. I’m at a stage where I’m more selective of what I want to do. I’m always open to opportunities and am grateful that people would still like to work with me. Being selective is also my way of maintaining a good balance between work and family life.

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