According to South China Morning Post, the actor, who appeared as a delegate at the annual political conference held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, reportedly said, “There are so many journalists here. What should I say? I don’t even dare to read my speech.”
Action star Jackie Chan made headlines recently when he refused to read out a speech during a session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in front of the media.
The actor continued saying that he can only speak honestly when no members of the media are around.
“I really want to do something for the nation, the people, and for Hong Kong. I have already prepared a long speech but now I am afraid to read it out,” said Jackie.
The actor explained that he has difficulties saying things from his heart in front of the media, adding, “If I say something in front of the media, I will only say things I don’t mean.”
His refusal may stem from the fact that Jackie’s action and words were always subjected to scrutiny and misreported during such meetings.
(Photo source: wantchinatimes.com)