Actor Chang Chen weds former assistant

Actor Chang Chen weds former assistant

Taipei - At actor Chang Chen's star-studded wedding at Spot - Taipei Film House on Monday, his bride Chuang Wen-ju did not toss her bouquet.

Instead, she handed it to Shu Qi, a co-star of Chang's whose name had been linked to his romantically, and spoke in her ear, wishing her happiness, said Taiwan Apple Daily. ' The touching gesture left the actress speechless, said the report.

Shu Qi was just one of the big names who almost eclipsed the wedding couple. Oscar-winning director Lee Ang, who heads the jury of the Golden Horse Awards last Saturday, rushed to the banquet after a day of judging, said China Times.

Tony Leung Chiu Wai and his wife Carina Lau flew in from Hong Kong for one night for the wedding, but Leung, who is nominated for a Golden Horse Award, will return to Taiwan for the show.

The two stars, like the groom, are managed by director Wong Kar Wai's Jet Tone. Chuang and Chang, both 37, had met when she was working for the company as his assistant. They dated for four years before the wedding.

Lau said Chuang struck her as a gentle person. The actress said: "There was a moment Chang Chen felt a need for change, so he's married. I want them to have a child soon."

Wong also attended the banquet, alongside directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Wei Te-sheng, actors Chen Bo-lin and Yo Yang, and singer Chang Chen-yue.

Meeting the media with Chuang before the celebration, Chang Chen said it was a low-key event.

"This isn't a wedding of the century. I just wanted to host a heartwarming gathering."

Protective of his bride, who seemed nervous, he added: "It's her debut today. She's not an artist."

But after a few drinks, the groom lost his restraint, took off his jacket and brought the house down with a performance of Baji boxing, which he learnt for Wong's film The Grandmaster, said China Times.

Chang, son of actor Chang Kuo-chu, has been active in film since his debut as a teenager in director Edward Yang's 1991 A Brighter Summer Day.

He has also starred in movies such as Lee's 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

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