Vincent Ng targets Chinese market, says acting takes ‘effort and sacrifice’, Entertainment News
Vincent Ng is making an acting comeback after nearly a decade away from the industry, but he’s not starting small. Indeed, the former Mediacorp actor has set your sights on Chinese showbizhe recently told 8world.
He has signed with film investment firm 8028 Holdings, along with former Mediacorp actress Sora Ma, and the company is ready to help them enter the Chinese market.
Since leaving Mediacorp after his contract expired in 2007, he has kept a relatively low profile and ran his wushu school Wufang.
However, he opened a gym with former national athlete and singer Alfred Sim in 2019 and told AsiaOne at that time that he had an acting project in the works.
And it looks like he was hinting at his comeback movie Deleted.
Suppressed is an action movie following the protagonist (played by Edmund Tay) as he pursues his daughter’s kidnappers through the criminal underworld and Vincent will play the captain of a special police unit.
With each new adventure, start-up problems are to be expected, but Vincent already knows that acting is demanding.
“The path to play is arduous,” the returning actor warned in his interview with 8world. “If you don’t have perseverance, don’t try.
“Once you decide to grow in the industry, it will take effort and sacrifice, which is inevitable.”
He’s probably qualified to talk about it too, given his background in showbiz. After failing to compete for the 1997 Star Search top three, Vincent persevered to make a name for himself.
Fighting his way to the top – literally, since he was known for his action scenes – Vincent eventually won the Star Award’s Top 10 Most Popular Male Artist five times before his contract ran out.
But all of that was when Vincent was younger, and he recognized the differences in his health and how much effort he would have to put in to play.
“When I was younger, all I needed was a warm-up and then I could immediately roll over and tumble into the spot.
“Now I have to focus on regular exercise and eating well, being healthy and getting enough rest,” Vincent said, adding that he used to be able to eat whatever he wanted when he was younger.
The martial artist also said he needs to be responsible and stay fit as he expects to return to his role as an action star.
He added, “But I won’t rule out the possibility of trying other genres.”
“It all depends on the company’s plans and arrangements,” Vincent also shared, revealing that he “hasn’t set any goals” as to how he “will develop in Chinese showbiz.”
However, you can expect it to give excellent performance. Vincent said, “Personally, no matter what I do, from athletics to acting, I make sure I do my best.”
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