Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Jackie Chan Debunks Retirement Reports
Contrary to reports that made major entertainment news headlines lately, Hong Kong-born Chinese actor and stuntman Jackie chan has stated he is not retiring from action films.
According to the 58 year old, the media misinterpreted him during the interview he granted at the launch of his new movie ‘Chinese Zodiac’ held at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012.
It had been reported by. CBS News, Reuters, and Associated press among other news agencies that Chan had announced his retirement.
Jackie Chan played down the report on his official website on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
“Hello all my friends and fans,
Yesterday in my press conference in Cannes for Chinese 12 Zodiac I said that this movie was my last big action movie.
Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies.
I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies.
After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.
I will continue to do international action movies.
And I will keep improving my English :-)
I love all of you!
Chan’s statement read.