Ng Man Tat: I thought my career was over!

Heidi Hsia
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17 Feb – Ng Man Tat recently admitted that he had once thought his acting career was over after suffering from a heart attack back in 2014.

As reported on Epoch Times, the veteran Hong Kong actor, who appeared on the mainland show "Trump Card" to promote his new movie, "The Legend of Shaolin Temple", revealed that he wasn't able to do anything much after the attack due to his poor heart condition, which really affected his movie career.

"At the time, I couldn't do anything. In my heart, I wanted to do a lot of things but I couldn't. I had not been filming in a few years by that time and I was getting farther and farther away from the audience. I thought I was gone," he said.

However, Ng said that he was fortunate to have been contacted by mainland actor Wang Baoqiang, who then asked him to do his movie.

"I didn't expect he would offer me a role, so I can live a little longer [in audience's mind]," he added.

Ng Man Tat with Stephen Chow
Ng Man Tat with Stephen Chow

On the other hand, when asked if there is an opportunity for him to reunite with his former onscreen partner Stephen Chow in future projects, Ng responded, "I'm not dead yet, and he hasn't retired. There must be a chance for that."

The two stars have worked together in numerous films in the '90s and early 2000s, including "Lawyer, Lawyer", "Forbidden City Cop". The two last worked together in the 2001 film, "Shaolin Soccer".

(Photo Source: China Times, Net Ease)