She wants a ring on her finger

She initially wanted to get married by the age of 25.

When she reached that age, she figured she would be married by 30.

But now, at 34 years old, Chinese actress Lynn Hung, who plays Ip Man's supportive wife, said she has given up setting deadlines for marriage.

"I will just let fate take its course," said Hung, who was at the Hong Kong premiere of Ip Man 3 with her co-stars Donnie Yen and Max Zhang.

Brushing aside media reports speculating she would be getting hitched this month, Hung said it is her dream to settle down and start a family like her character Cheung Wing-Sing, but nobody has proposed.

She will not be out chasing a ring as she believes women should be "passive" in relationships.

"I really hope I can have my own family. It would be very blissful and fulfilling," said Hung, who dated Hong Kong actor and singer Aaron Kwok from 2006 to 2013.

"Nobody has proposed to me. I can't pester (my boyfriend) to propose. The pressure is immense. The media is reporting on my relationship and 'wedding' every day. It's driving me crazy," she said.

Without naming him, Hung said her boyfriend - rumoured to be TVB actress Kenix Kwok's brother, Kwok Ho Chung - is loving and romantic.

"I'm a very simple woman. If a man does small things for me I would be happy, like if he were to pick me up from the airport," she said.

Her ideal man is much like the men in the Ip Man films - strong and well-built.

"If they know a little martial arts that would be even better - if anything happens they can stand in front of me like a shield," she said.

"My ideal man has to be loyal and sincere, must be trustworthy, must give me a sense of security."

She thinks she shares Cheung's traditional views on women's roles in the family, but would find it difficult to be as selfless and giving.

"My character is okay with the husband going out and about all day while she looks after the family and supports him... I can't do that, that's too hard," she said.

One thing she enjoyed about Cheung's development in Ip Man 3 was getting a taste of the action.

Not that Hung swung any punches, but she did get in the way of muay thai fighter Sarut Khanwilai in his fight against Yen on-screen.

"We were in the lift, it was a tiny space for three people, and they were fighting all over, kicking each other. It was so fast I couldn't get out of the way in time, so I was being pushed around," she said.

"I was too slow and got hit on my chin. It wasn't too bad, more like a brush across my jaw, but it was still pretty painful. The result, though, was good and the director played it in slow-motion."

This article was first published on December 21, 2015.
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