Former Hong Kong actress Elaine Ng and her daughter, Etta Ng, have always had a tumultuous relationship. A month ago, Elaine aired her grievances against her daughter online, which resulted in the 20-year-old responding to the post to voice her dissatisfaction with her mother’s actions.
Later in the same month, Elaine allegedly called the police after she was unable to contact her daughter. Etta later admitted that she did not contact her mother for half a month before this incident, declaring that she did so as she “needed personal space”.
Following the hullabaloo, during which firefighters reportedly knocked on neighbours’ doors trying to look for Etta, the younger Ng shared that she will respond to her mother’s calls and texts in future to avoid similar incidents from happening again.
At the same time, she also said, “I think my mother needs to see a doctor”.
Following Etta’s scathing statement, Elaine has maintained radio silence as she refused to comment on the matter.
Elaine made her first public appearance after the latest incident when she walked the red carpet at the premiere of the movie Breakthrough, where she was probed about her thoughts on the incident.
She first declined to talk about her daughter, but responded when the media asked if Etta attends church with her. Elaine said, “This is a personal decision. If you want to go, you’ll go on your own accord. I usually (attend church) alone.”
The former actress was then asked about Etta’s comments about her needing to see a doctor, to which Elaine would only say that she rarely reads the news and has no idea what her daughter said at the time. She refused to comment, and the only words that the media got out of her when probed for her relationship with her daughter were, “You can think whatever you want to think”.