Kung Fu Star Wu Jing May Have To Retire Due To Film Injuries
It’s not easy being an action star, seeing as how our favorite frontmen work day in and day out to train their bodies to entertain the masses of movie lovers who enjoy great cinematic screenfighting. Incidentally, some of these actors also pay a high price for their personal up-keep as injuries are often a common thing between perfoming big stunts and dynamic fight choreography on set, and we can only hope that this type of thing won’t subject these talented folks to early retirement.
As much as I, among many, hope for Wu’s recovery, I can honestly say that if he were to end performing altogether, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. His martial arts roots in Beijing have lended him some huge successes in working with some of the most extraordinary, longstanding film professionals our time, like Darren Shahlavi, Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Jet Li and even the now-late Lau Kar Leung. And now at the age of forty, married with a newborn son to take care of, I would say he’s deserves the bit of rest he now needs.
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