Mason Lee feels no pressure of being Ang Lee's son

Heidi Hsia

13 Nov – Mason Lee recently admitted that he would always feel the pressure to do well when it comes to his acting projects, but that it has nothing to do with the fact that he is the son of renowned filmmaker, Ang Lee.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who spoke to the media to promote his film, "Stand By Me" alongside co-star Ivy Shao, stated that the pressure of doing well comes from the fact that he is very demanding of himself.

"These so-called pressures comes from myself, as I have a high requirement of my own. It's very hard whenever you don't have confidence in your own performance," he said.

Mason stated that he has no issue about being the son of Ang Lee, having had worked with the filmmaker himself in the past albeit playing only a supporting role.

"He is very sharp. I would love to work with him again, but I will not ask him to arrange a role for me. I hope to rely on myself. If you keep on relying on your familial relationships, you will not be able to give your best performance even with such great opportunity," he said.

Directed by Lai Meng-jie, "Stand By Me" is a film based on Song Xiaojun's coming-of-age short story about youth love, "The Runner".

(Photo Source: Mingpao)