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Aaron Kwok on why he's not married yet
by Gwendolyn Ng

Getting up close and personal with Hong Kong singer-actor Aaron Kwok is intense.

The gaze of this Heavenly King is bold and steady, and his demeanour polite, if guarded.

And the boyish-looking 47-year-old - who entered showbiz when he was just 18 - is clearly comfortable in his own skin.

Kwok was in town yesterday to promote the thriller Cold War at a press conference, as well as attend the gala premiere of the movie.

The film, touted as the next Infernal Affairs, details the power struggle between two top police department chiefs, played by Kwok and Tony Leung Ka Fai, 54.

My Paper cozied up to Kwok to pick his brain.

Cold War has set a Hong Kong box-office record. When will we hear more good news, perhaps wedding bells?

Tony Leung once said in an interview that after he finishes acting, he goes home to his family. For me, I have to go back to my music. I don't have any time.

I feel that men in their 40s are in their prime - like a flower in bloom. Before the flower withers, I want to make good use of my prime.

I will settle down one day, but now is not the time.

What of rumours of a proposal to your girlfriend (China model- actress Lynn Hung, 32) after you were spotted holidaying together in the Maldives?

The Hong Kong media can sometimes be over-concerned about my personal life, and even use its imagination to create news that may cause misunderstandings for readers. (Still) I know I'm not young, and I appreciate people's concern.

What do you think of the abilities of your younger Cold War co-stars - Eddie Peng, 30, and Aarif Rahman, 25?

They are some of the new-generation actors that have potential. Eddie is five years older than Aarif. Age to a man who is acting is an advantage.

The older one gets, the more you experience life and, this way, you (know how to) bring a character to life. I'm much older than the two of them (laughs).

How confident are you of garnering an award - a Golden Horse, perhaps - for your role in Cold War?

I think the judges may have higher expectations of me since I've won Best Actor two years in a row. (Kwok won the award in 2006 for After This Our Exile and in 2005 for Divergence.)

At first, I thought I could set a record by scoring another award, three years in a row. But it didn't happen. My desire for awards has been extinguished.

Now that Cold War has come out, there is talk that I have a chance again. But I have formidable competitors like Tony Leung, he's a great actor... For me, the audience is what matters and I get more satisfaction knowing the audience likes my acting.

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Cold War is out in cinemas.

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readers' comments
At his age, he still has the stamina and very agile - watch his recent concert. Danced and sang well.
Posted by bigstick on Sun, 18 Nov 2012 at 01:54 AM
Posted by maipenrai on Sat, 17 Nov 2012 at 15:58 PM

you forget he is aaron kwok...

he gots the money

he can freeze his seeds for that matter you dont know :)
Posted by tmfoo888 on Fri, 16 Nov 2012 at 17:57 PM
Apparantly Aaron is the close-door disciple of Sghunk and had mustered the Multi-Purpose-Plug Skills from Ah Hunk .... so that's why he is still struggling with wanting to marry a man or a woman .... :D :D :D
Posted by Small Fly on Fri, 16 Nov 2012 at 17:03 PM
He don't want to be tied down by wife and kids. He wants to fly.
Posted by veniceandprague on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 22:37 PM
He will have to adopt if he want to have children..that is for sure...
Posted by hfourhappy on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 22:36 PM
Obviously he's not a marrying man lah, at least not for now. :D
Posted by Los Liberatos on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 22:35 PM
the reason he not settle down is because, there are many girls for him to screw for free, one big group of girls he often get to screw was stewardess, you can pick any of the stewardess and ask, if she never slept with him, she sure know someone who did ...
Posted by jameslee58 on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 20:32 PM
Miss the prime of his life, his tadpoles also lembik already.
Posted by maipenrai on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 20:25 PM
i watched cold war, is good but not super good, still, you won't regret
Posted by jameslee58 on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 20:17 PM

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