It didn’t come as much of a surprise when Wu Chun announced to the world that he had a family back in 2013, following a media exposé in 2011. In a recent interview for Ru Xi 入戏, Wu Chun brings us back to the time when he decided to go public with his wife and daughter which undoubtedly had an effect on his career.
For Wu Chun, there was never a hint of regret for what he did. It was when he was writing his book Ignite Courage that he realized how lucky he was with his family that he decided to share it to everyone. He was so tense and afraid before doing so because he knew of the stakes — some might support him but some won’t.
Wu Chun advices other artists to not be afraid to do the same. He admits there is a negative impact on an artist’s career especially if you’re just starting out; but for him, it was a journey to maturity. Actors might lose fans as they do so, but at the same time, they also get more supporters who are touched by their honesty.
Back in 2011, it was for the same reason that he couldn’t commit to Fahrenheit and chose to leave the group that also consisted of Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen an Aaron Yan. He didn’t want to pull them down as he could not sacrifice his time to practice and perform. For Wu Chun, family comes first before career and his kids needed him.
It was bittersweet for Wu Chun to leave the group, but he felt that it was the right thing for thing. What he hopes for now is that Fahrenheit will have a reunion soon!