Taiwanese star Nicky Wu welcomed his first child, a son nicknamed “Bubu”, with his Chinese actress wife Cecilia Liu in April last year and promptly took a hiatus from work to focus on his family. Last month, it was revealed that he will be making his onscreen comeback in the Chinese version of Korean variety programme Little Forest, which will feature him and three other stars taking care of six kids while they explore the wilderness.
In a recently released clip from the show, Nicky is seen chatting with his co-guardians (Chinese actors Zheng Shuang, Tan Songyun, and Steven Zhang) about fatherhood. When asked if he has plans to give Bubu a younger sibling, the 49-year-old laughed and replied, “That’s not a decision for one person to make!”
Zheng Shuang then upped the ante by asking Nicky: “Between your wife and your child, who do you think is more important?”
Instead of copping out and saying “Both” (which was what most people would have said), Nicky very thoughtfully mused, “It doesn’t matter who is more important. They are both more important than me ‘cos they need to be protected.”
Netizens were extremely impressed with how he handled things and praised his “high EQ", saying that they couldn’t have come up with a better response themselves.
Apparently, Nicky didn’t always have such a mature outlook on life. Many years ago, he said that he would love to have nine children (nine!). When the interviewer expressed concern for his future wife’s physical well-being, Nicky retorted, “I’m not the one giving birth anyway.”
His selfish remark reeked of male chauvinism, but it looks like age and experience have changed him for the better.