Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen revealed that he is grooming his son to be his successor, during a promotional event on Thursday in China, reported Chinese media. “My son has a very strong urge to perform. “He can now perform a martial arts routine and when I photograph him doing it, he would turn his head to the camera, as though he is acting in a show,” Yen said. Yen added that he will train his three-year-old son James in martial arts when he gets a little older.
When asked about the problem of the film industry not having enough young action stars, Yen said it was indeed a sticky issue. He went on to volunteer his son as the next big action star if the situation still did not improve. “He may well be my successor,” Yen declared.
The actor, who had consecutively starred in numerous martial arts epics like “Ip Man 2”, “The Lost Bladesman” as well as “Wuxia”, revealed that he had spent most of his time with his family, after deciding to take a six-month break from filming recently.
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