Peter Yu talks about his want for ex-wife Quan Yi Fong and estranged daughter Eleanor Lee
Native actor Peter Yu has had some robust experiences and the similarities to his new film character are uncanny.
Earlier this month, AsiaOne spoke to the 54-year-old on the set of the upcoming native movie The Final Letters, the place he performs Ah Tan, a “ineffective father” who’s estranged from his spouse and daughter due to his playing and drug habits.
Elaborating on his character within the film, he mentioned: “Years later, they be part of the church Ah Tan is in and his daughter additionally turns into one of many members within the church worship crew, and their relationship improves.”
In actual life, Peter can be estranged from China-based actress Eleanor Lee, his 23-year-old daughter with ex-wife, native TV host Quan Yi Fong.
They divorced in 2008 and Peter is at present on speaking phrases with Yi Fong, 49.
When requested if he drew from private expertise when portraying Ah Tan, Peter informed AsiaOne: “Probably not. Within the script, Ah Tan’s spouse and daughter be part of the church, so I hope that I’ll see this occur in actual life as nicely.
“I hope each mom and daughter (Yi Fong and Eleanor)… I do not know if they’ve turn into believers; I hope that someday they are going to flip to God too. Up to now, we attended church collectively. I’ve been praying for them.”
He added hopefully: “I feel will probably be a wonderful factor.”
Just like Ah Tan, Peter took medication and gambled after his divorce. He stopped his unhealthy habits when he attended church and he remarried in 2011. He and his spouse have two sons.
Within the locally-produced Mandarin/Hokkien movie The Final Letters, set within the Nineteen Eighties, Mark Lee performs Loke, who sells his kampung home and strikes to a one-room condo to economize to ship his daughter Eileen (Xenia Tan) to america for research.
As Loke is illiterate, he asks his neighbour Ah Tan to assist learn the letters from Eileen and in addition pen his replies. When unhealthy information arrives, Ah Tan decides to maintain it a secret from Loke for worry of it affecting his poor well being.
In a February interview with AsiaOne for the Mediacorp drama Repair My Life, Peter additionally spoke about his renewed priorities in life now.
“Up to now, I did not realise simply how necessary relationships with my spouse, dad and mom and pals have been – I did not give these relationships sufficient respect,” he mentioned.
“However now, relationships — between pals, dad and mom, my spouse and my youngsters — are a excessive precedence for me.”
Watch our E-Junkies video for the complete interview.
The Final Letters, directed by Chai Yee Wei, additionally stars Renee Chua, Rajeswary, Zhang Wei, Johnny Ng and Janice Seah, and is at present in manufacturing. It is scheduled to be launched in cinemas on the finish of this 12 months or early 2024.
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