It is safe to say that almost anyone who is familiar with the diverse world of cinema knows how big the star Jackie Chan is. The 64-year-old Hong Kong actor has gained international acclaim and recognition through decades of contributions to martial arts and film, including an honorary Oscar.
Like any successful actor, Jackie Chan's life was not what he wanted, but seemed at the height of his career. In his memoir "Never Grow Up," first released in Chinese in 2015, the actor looks back on his restless past behind the scenes, describing his younger self as a "total jerk." 19659004] With the unabridged English version of his novel published this week, many shocking aspects of his earlier life have come to the public eye. These are just a few of the things the Hong Kong superstar has acknowledged in his book.
1. Domestic Violence
While Jackie Chan deals with the widely As he was a child, the actor admitted that he had injured his son Jaycee Chan after quarreling with his wife Joan Lin. According to the South China Morning Post, an excerpt from his book reads:
"Joan and I had a fight. We reached a stalemate, so I went out, slammed the door and left [producer] Leonard Ho. He gave me a long consultation and finally said, "What are you doing? There is no need for it. Just go home and you can both apologize. "
" When I got there, Joan was on the couch laughing and chatting with a friend. That made me angry […] Just when I was about to say something to her, Jaycee ran in, his hands like guns pointed at me and yelling, "Bang! Bang! Like he shot me to avenge his mother. "
" Then he took the keys out of my hand and threw them on the floor. As I stooped to pick it up, he kicked my hand away! I was angry. I picked him up with one hand and threw him across the room, and he crashed onto the sofa.
He expressed how much this incident frightened his family, and he regrets his actions to this day.
2. Alcohol abuse
According to Variety, Jackie Chan describes how shocked it is was to be so rich in his 20s. He describes how he soon slipped into frequent binge drinking sessions, which often led to him getting drunk behind the wheel.
"I drank and drove all day, hit a Porsche in the morning, hit a Mercedes in the evening. Every day I was in this dizzying state. "
" If I was called to the studio at seven in the morning, I would arrive at 12 noon, I would appear in dark glasses and look listless. Why the dark glasses? To hide the fact that my face was swollen after a drinking night.
3. Frequent visits to prostitutes
Even in its infancy In his stuntman career, Chan admitted he still spent a lot of money drinking, gambling and prostitutes. According to AsiaOne, he mentions a woman who is simply known as Number Nine and with whom he slept regularly.
"I remember the first time I went to a club. I was shy, but behaved like a big man anyway. The girl who served me – I knew her as Number Nine – was beautiful and had a cute personality. On my second visit, I simply asked, "Is Number Nine here?" And it was like that every time. "
" Number Nine and I huddled each night in their grubby little cabin, the low ceiling right above us. The room was not sound proof either and we could hear pretty much everything around us, clear as crystal. There were times when I noticed that people were trying to peer through the crack in the door. But this little cabin seemed to me to be a paradise, "continued SCMP.
4. Inferiority Complex and Issue Issues
Chan also admitted that he Spent a lot of money on meals and the luxury of other people have gifts multiple times.
"One day I took 500,000 HKD (about RM266,223 RM) in cash and brought my entire stunt team to [Emperor Group chairman] Albert Yeung's Watch Emporium."
"I collapsed and said," # 39; Show me your top 10 watches. Are the most expensive? With most diamonds? Good, I'll take seven of them. No need to wrap them. I will carry her. And I pay cash! "And I turned around and went out. Seven watches, one for each day of the week.
When Chan's career began in the late 1970s, he mentioned that he still felt insecure.
Even if he was a bit inferior to Teresa Teng, a famous Taiwanese singer who died in 1995, the actor was considered unworthy. The actor felt uncomfortable meeting someone more subtle and intentionally drinking directly from soup cups instead of using a spoon whenever he was around.  "But it was not her fault. She had not done anything wrong and I had been terribly unfair to her.
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