Andy Lau is a family man and a dedicated father.
When he’s not in front of the camera, the 54-year-old celebrity dad dedicates most of his time to his four-year-old daughter Hanna.
This is the complete opposite of Andy’s role in his upcoming action film The Bodyguard, which also stars Sammo Hung.
In the movie, Andy plays a gamble-addict and an irresponsible father who often yells and beats his daughter.
Ironically, Andy’s own father reminded him of his role.
Though Andy’s father was no where near as irresponsible and abusive as his character, his father often yelled at him and was very strict.
“Yelling at kids does not equate to good communication,” said Andy.
He shared that his father did not know how to communicate with his kids besides yelling at them.
Although his father was a driving instructor, he never taught Andy how to drive because he would spend most of his energy yelling at Andy.
“He’s not a bad person,” said Andy in retrospect.
“It’s just that he doesn’t know how to communicate with his kids.”
Aggressive communication with children does not work.
Andy expressed that if both the parents and their children fail to find a healthy and positive way to communicate, then everything the parents do would be considered as “wrong” in the eyes of their children.