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|Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:35 am Post subject: HK actor Tony Leung reaffirms commitment to Carina Lau
|Hong Kong A-lister Tony Leung shared his thoughts on aging and reaffirmed his commitment to his actress wife Carina Lau, when he spoke to reporters at a recent publicity event, reported Chinese media.
"Age is a fact you cannot change. Age is a measure of your maturity.
"Although your physical abilities might deteriorate as you grow older, I believe it also shows your maturity," said the 48-year-old.
The actor added that he was "not affected" by messages on his micro-blog account from his fans which addressed him as 'Uncle Leung'.
Though Leung, who is currently still shooting Wong Kar Wai's much-delayed martial arts film "The Grandmaster", may have rather philosophical views on aging, his ideas about the institution of marriage were much simpler.
Leung did not believe marriage was important but instead felt that it is the commitment to your partner which makes or breaks a relationship.
"I have been with Carina for so many years already. Getting married is just something extra we did. It has not changed our relationship one bit.
"I don't think I have changed at all. The only thing that has changed is that she is now addressed as 'Mrs Leung' by other people," he said.
"I have a duty to her. I will continue to shoulder this responsibility and [we will] care for one another. Even if there was no marriage, I would still shoulder this responsibility."
The couple had been an item since 1989 but only tied the knot in Bhutan two years ago.
Their marriage has been rumoured to be on the rocks lately, but both parties have repeatedly denied these allegations.