Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Johnny Tri Nguyen: I Will Never Remarry
In an interview, Johnny Tri Nguyen shared about his current film projects as well as personal life. Currently, he's working as an action director for the film "Buc Huyet Thu" directed by Victor Vu. As for his own filming project, Johnny Tri Nguyen plans to do a remake of the movie "Avatar" by James Cameron. However in his version is a story of two guys from planet Pandora coming down to earth, namely Vietnam to find their queen. This movie will start filming September 12 and will be released for Valentine 2012 under Chanh Phuong Production. When asked about his films following trends rather than creating them. The actor replied that it is difficult to create trend. Even film makers of the world have to think about what makes audiences come into the theater. Making sequels is one of the tactics. He explained that Hollywood film itself cannot predict a win or lost. And in Vietnam it is even more difficult.
When asked about his relationship with his two daughters. Johnny Tri Nguyen said honestly that he and his children do not have a lot of time together, but when they do meet up it felt as if they were never apart. Then, when his ex wife Cathy Viet Thi moved to the United States, he was only able to meet up with his girls a few times. However, when they relocated to France for schooling, he hasn't had the chance, because it is difficult to arrange a time since the academic calendar in France is thick. The children can only meet up during breaks. "What I worry about living in France is that they do not have the opportunity to speak Vietnamese often and their mom's Vietnamese is not really good. If they're in America I will feel better, because my family can support and care when needed."
Even though the actor loves kids, at this time in his life he doesn't want to have anymore as well as to getting marry. According to Johnny Tri Nguyen, "If two people really love each other, then living together is enough. When marrying, it will be difficult to maintain the same love as before. Marriage is like an attachment, linking two people in with certain duties, thus it is hard to be romantic when in love because everything is in common. For example, it's no longer about helping each other buy this and that because the earnings now belong to both. The actor understands himself by saying, "I know my type of thinking and lifestyle will make very few women want to accept, but I cannot change because I want to keep the romantic of love intact." Source