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My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high school and was awarded a college scholarship. Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could continue to support his family.
Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career.
We also knew it would be difficult, because of the financial condition of the family, for me to go to college.
I did a couple comedies to balance myself as an actor and balance how audiences see Donnie Yen as an actor, and I would even say as a celebrity or icon, to some fans. I want to show that I'm not Terminator.
My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school.
I didn't tell anybody about my plan because I was convinced my family or friends would stop me. I didn't think much about what would happen afterwards.
I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.
There was a time when my mum would sew costumes for the dance studio so we could keep doing our classes because we couldn't afford them.