A clip of legendary actor Jackie Chan crying in his 2023 film Ride On with his on-screen daughter, Liu Haocun, has gone viral. The clip shows Jackie, who plays a stuntman named Luo Zhilong, and Liu’s Luo Xiaobao getting emotional as they watch some of the most memorable stunt scenes from Jackie’s real-life.
According to a report by Hollywoodlife.com, several fans have mistaken Liu for Jackie’s real-life daughter. While Liu plays Jackie’s daughter on the screen, he is actually the father to an adult daughter named Etta Ng.
Etta Ng (full name Etta Ng Chok Lam), or “Xiao Long Nu” (Little Dragon Girl), as the media has referred to her, was born in 1999 to Jackie and Elaine Ng. Jackie reportedly had an affair with Elaine, a beauty and pageant queen in the 1990s, when he was married to his wife, Joan Lin. Jackie and Joan have been married since 1982.
The pair have both confirmed that they do not have a speaking relationship. “He is my biological father but he is not in my life,” Etta said in 2015, per E! News. “He never existed in my life. I will never regard him as a father.” She’s okay with the situation, though. “I am not angry with my father, and have never wished to see him. As long as I have my mother with me, I don’t need my father,” she added. Both Etta and her mother live super private lives in Hong Kong.
HollywoodLife reached out to Jackie’s rep regarding his relationship with Etta, but did not receive a timely response.
In a since-deleted post, Etta expressed her gratitude for the support and love she has received. “I am in awe at the amount of support and love poured my way,” Etta began. “I am speechless at how followers went to my Girlfriend @andiautumn and my account to show us both so much positivity. People all over the world have been rooting us on as Hong Kong media continues to mock. I’ve grown up in a world of negativity and close mindedness but I am at that point where I realise that I can use my experience to tell my truths and help others just like me. Thank you for the enormous outpour of love and acceptance.”
Etta and Andi announced their marriage in Nov. 2018. “If you never give up on love and you put all your heart into the family you’ve dreamed of, an open mind and warm heart will guide you to happiness,” Etta wrote in a since-deleted post.
Etta and Andi claimed they were sleeping under a bridge due to unsupportive parents in an April 2018 video they shared on YouTube. “We’ve been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents. We pretty much slept under a bridge, and other things,” Etta claimed in the since-deleted video.
The beloved actor has not often spoken about his daughter, but he admitted to not caring for her while promoting his 2013 movie, Police Story 2013. Jackie bought Etta up while discussing a scene in the movie in which his daughter walks away from him, sayinreminded him of her.
“The story touched a part of me, especially during the crying scenes. I can’t help myself but break into tears when filming scenes with Tian Jing because it will remind me of my Xiao Long Nu,” he admitted.
“I have neglected her for the longest time.”