There’s no point aping dad: Jaycee Chan
Jaycee Chan talks about the movies and superstar-daddy Jackie Chan...
Is it a boon or a bane to be the son of a living legend like Jackie Chan?
I don’t really know because I have always been his son.. and he has always been my dad. I haven’t ever thought in those terms.. so, I’m not sure if it’s good or bad.
Has he taught you some of his moves?
Yes he has. But he is good at what he does and I’m good at what I do. So there’s no point trying to ape him.
Will we ever see the two of you in a movie together?
I’m not sure. But I do hope that we work together some day. It would be fun.
You play a cop in The Invisible Target..
Yeah. I’m a cop who has lost his brother and is trying to learn his whereabouts. That’s why I’m after the bad guys. It’s a simple story.
Did you undertake any special training for the role?
No I didn’t. We had an ex-cop on the sets and I simply followed his instructions.
The movie released in 2007, worldwide. Why the delay in bringing it to India?
I have no idea why it took so long to reach India. We worked so hard in the movie. Why couldn’t the people of India see it earlier? I think it should be some monetary issue. I’ll have to ask the bosses.
Of late, the foreign films released in India haven’t fared too well. Does that make you apprehensive?
Oh really? Has recession hit your part of the world too? How are things? Are there pay-cuts on actors’ fees? I do know that fewer movies are being made although our paychecks remain the same.
You’ve also worked on two more movies after The Invisible Target. When are they expected to release in India?
Yes, I have worked on two films but they aren’t as interesting as this one. The Invisible Target is an action film and action is an international language.
You are known as Jaycee Fong in Hong Kong. Why did you change your surname?
I think my ancestors would have wanted me go back to our real family name.
How’s you mum, Lin Feng-Jiao? Does she still act?
No way. Mom is a full-time manager for dad and me now.
Okay, what’s next?
I hope I get to finish my second album before the year-end because I have already done a good number of movies.