Malaysian actor Xavier Kong (江可德) broke into the entertainment scene last year. He starred in the film “The Art of Position (位!你在等我吗?)” and is currently involved in a new film called “我想和爸爸说话 (I Want To Talk To Dad)”.
His latest film coincidently resembles some challenges he faced. When Xavier first accepted the role, he received some shocking news. His father was critically ill and his condition was deteriorating. Xavier then began a race against time to return home to his father.
The actor was, at the time, based in Taiwan as Malaysia had another outbreak of Covid-19. When the news came, Xavier knew he had to return home immediately. However, it was a task made more difficult by the many standard operating procedures and policies created due to the pandemic. His journey took him from Taiwan to Singapore, then to Kuching, Sarawak. Afterwards, it took another five days for him to finally arrive home in Sibu.
Xavier was quarantined in a hotel for fourteen days, as dictated by pandemic procedures. Time was short and he very nearly missed the window to see his father. Thankfully, after all official procedures were carried out, he was allowed to meet his father for the last time. Xavier spent a good three hours with his dad before the elder Kong left.
The artist cherished the time he spent with his dad and later wrote a touching eulogy on his Instagram. He thanked his father for teaching him as he grew and said he would miss his daily calls at 7pm. “I thank God I could be with you, (to) hold your hand, to hear you say (you) are satisfied with our family,” he wrote. “You are forever alive in my heart. I love you, dad.”
Xavier admitted the plot of “我想和爸爸说话 (I Want To Talk To Dad)” had hit close to home. He was afraid of losing himself in the memories as he drew on it for his performance. He hopes to truly convey the movie’s message as family is, at the moment, the most important thing to Xavier.
Currently, Xavier’s immediate concern is singing the theme song of the show, “Lily of the Valley (谷中百合花)”. He also hopes the drama will allow people to know more about him, such as the fact he’s from Sibu, Sarawak.
We look forward to seeing Xavier’s performance in “我想和爸爸说话 (I Want To Talk To Dad)”. Hopefully, it will convey the message he wants it to: that family is important.