Hong Kong: Gregory Wong Says Actors Have a Responsibility — Must Stand For Something

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By Vivienne Chow
South China Morning Post

Gregory Wong refuses to stay quiet. Photo: Nora Tam

Rising Hong Kong film and television star Gregory Wong Chung-yiu believes that with great power comes great responsibility.

The actor, 36, says there is more to his job than stardom and the worship of fans. An actor, he says, must speak up about social issues.

“I always want to do work that reflects what’s going on around us, put a message out there. Actors have a responsibility … [we’re] not just pretty faces who go out, pose, and put our emotions out there for no reason at all,” he says.

That explains Wong’s choice of roles over the years. He has played a young man who introduces his friend to prostitution in mainland China in Due West: Our Sex Journey, an adaptation of a hit internet novel based on true stories.

Last year, he got…

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