After finishing promotions for the upcoming suspense thriller Control <控制>, which is scheduled for release on November 22, Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) plans to take a yearlong hiatus in order to spend more time with his wife and daughter.
Since Daniel was not only the star of Control but also the executive producer, he had to put in longer hours than normal, and he and director Kenneth Bi (畢國智) were often the last to leave the set.
But as his daughter, Raven Wu (吳斐然), approaches the six-month-old benchmark, Daniel decided to temporarily put work aside and focus on spending time with his family, reports Jayne Stars.
“My daughter is different every day nowadays,” he said. “Her growing up is extremely precious and is something I cannot buy back, no matter how much money I have.”
Daniel recently shared in an interview that he began worrying the moment he learned that his child would be a girl, because he feared what Raven’s future suitors would be like.
“I know that boys and men can be bad,” he explained. “I’m afraid that in the future, someone will knock on the door, and standing there will be a man just like me at the time. I will know what he is thinking, and I will want to shut the door!”
His protective instincts also extend to keeping her away from the complications of the entertainment industry, which is why Daniel does not wish to participate in the currently popular reality show, Dad, Where Are We Going? <爸爸去哪兒 >.
“If she wants to enter the entertainment industry, I will do my best to help her, but I still hope that she will become a lawyer or a doctor,” he said. “These were my parents’ expectations for me – I never thought I would have the same expectations for my daughter.
“But I will still give her a free environment in which to grow,” he went on to say. “I want to give her a pressure-free childhood and youth. There will be lots of pressure after she grows up – why force her to endure these when she is little?”