Weng Hong Reunites With Ex Child Star Hao Shao Wen 25 Years After They Starred In Hit Movie Naughty Boys & Soldiers
One of the biggest movies of 1996 was Taiwanese comedy Naughty Boys & Soldiers, which starred heartthrob and Little Tiger Nicky Wu, motor-mouthed host Jacky Wu, Hongkong sex bomb Weng Hong and precocious Taiwanese child star Hao Shao Wen, who was only six at that time.
25 years later, Weng Hong, 52, and Shao Wen, who is now a 31-year-old adult and still an actor, were reunited on a variety show where they reminisced about their time spent on set.
The still-prolific Weng Hong shared pics of their reunion on her Weibo along with screenshots of some of their scenes in Naughty Boys & Soldiers.
She wrote: “You had your start in showbiz at five which makes you a true veteran actor! That year in Taiwan, we acted in four consecutive movies, which also made us that year’s box office champs! You’ve played my student, my son! This is our first time in ‘n’ number of years that we’re working together again, and we’re recreating one of our classic shows from 20 years ago. That is so hard to come by!”
Weng Hong, who has been in the news a lot because of her age-defying beauty, also didn’t forget to give herself a pat on the back. “I entered showbiz in the ’90s, which was when you were born. Now you are all grown up while I’ve not had the time to age, so sorry about that!” she added.
Netizens also wasted no time in praising the pair, with the bulk of the compliments going to how good Weng Hong looks. “He used to play your son, now you guys can play lovers, you are an ageless goddess,” read one such comment.
Shao Wen was one of Asia’s biggest child stars in the '90s — his bald head and the round-frame sunglasses he wore in his films remain his trademark look. Together with child star Shi Xiao Long, the pair acted in some of the most popular movies of the era.
His greatest hits also include 1994’s Shaolin Popey, which he starred opposite Jimmy Lin and Vivian Hsu, 1995’s Trouble Maker where he starred alongside Takeshi Kaneshiro and Ng Man Tat, and 1996’s Ten Brothers where he played one of the sons of Kenny Bee and Sharla Cheung.
In 2003, he took a break from showbiz to pursue his education and in 2008, he enrolled in Tamkang University where he majored in transport management. In 2011, he acted in mega hit coming-of-age movie You Are The Apple Of My Eye opposite Kai Ko and Michelle Chen and has continued to work steadily in showbiz.