Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Jackie Chan and Jet Li are filming a movie, “The Forbidden Kingdom,” together.
The movie is about “an American teenager’s fantasy journey to ancient China to rescue a mythological monkey king. Li plays the monkey king and a silent monk, while Chan will play another monk called T’sa-Ho.”
The two fight…and fight…and fight.
Chan says that he and Li fight so quickly the action could not be captured on camera. And…the faster Jet punched, the faster Chan blocked.
“No matter what the rhythm, tempo, low moves, high moves, hard punches, soft punches, kicks … we can master it quickly. Although this was the first time we worked together, it seemed we’d been working together forever,” Chan said.
Li praised Chan’s
“He takes care of all of us, everyone on the set. He makes sure they have enough water, he gives us hats and clothes … He cares if people get hurt and is concerned about security. He really cares about everyone. That’s our Big Brother Jackie,”
and his ability, “In the past, I have seldom had a fight sequence with more than ten movements because most of my fighting partners could only do three or four. They couldn’t do it smoothly enough or fast enough.”
But what everyone really wants to know is who is the better fighter.
“A cup of coffee and a cup of tea — both are drinks,” Li said in an interview on Chan’s official Website. “Can you tell me which one is better? It’s hard to say. What he learned and what I learned are different.”
Chan said in his blog, “Li is the better fighter.”
Not only does Chan have good ettiquetter, he is humble as well.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.