Malaysian actor Jack Tan thrilled to run with Chow Yun-fat in Hong Kong

    Jack Tan (left) and Chow Yun-fat (right).

    15th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Malaysian actor Jack Tan had a memorable experience while out for a run in Hong Kong. Tan, best known for his role in the critically acclaimed 2023 film “Abang Adik,” shared his excitement on Instagram yesterday, stating, “If you climb many mountains, you’ll eventually meet Fat Gor!” The 33-year-old was referring to veteran actor Chow Yun-fat, whom he unexpectedly ran into during his workout.

    Expressing his disbelief, Tan expressed his gratitude to film art director Man Lim Chung for introducing him to “so many seniors” during their runs. In an interview with ET Today, Tan revealed that Lim Chung, 56, had informed him the day before that they would be going to “a new place to run” and that there would be a special guest. It was only upon arriving at the location that Tan realised he would be running alongside Chow Yun-fat.

    Recalling the experience, Tan shared, “Fat Gor would ask each runner from time to time what their heart rate was, and then give advice on not rushing, adjusting their pace, and taking it slowly to complete the entire distance.”

    Despite Chow Yun-fat’s legendary status in the film industry, the focus of their conversation during the run was primarily on running itself rather than movies. Tan praised the 68-year-old actor for his impressive physical condition and his generous sharing of running tips. He was particularly delighted when Chow Yun-fat invited him to run together again if he had the time.

    In “Abang Adik,” Jack Tan portrays the character of Adik (younger brother) to Wu Kang-ren’s deaf-mute character, Abang (older brother). The film follows their lives as undocumented orphans in Malaysia, with Abang believing that obtaining real identity cards will change their fortunes while Adik becomes entangled in a life of crime.

    Tan’s outstanding performance in “Abang Adik” earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 60th Golden Horse Awards, where he was narrowly beaten by Akio Chen for his role in “Old Fox.” He also received a nomination at the 2024 Asian Film Awards, where Park Hoon emerged as the winner for “12.12: The Day.” Meanwhile, Wu Kang-ren secured the Leading Actor award at the 60th Golden Horse Awards for his remarkable portrayal in the film.