At the age of 70, Tri Trong Thuy returned to the screen with a supporting role in the movie Dai Dream Journey to the West: Marble Mountains. The actor’s image of Tang San Tang is no different from the 1982 classic film by director Yang Jie.
Sohu said that Tri Trong Thuy only appeared in the last few minutes of the film, but made viewers curious. The part where he wears a robe, rides a white horse, removes the six-letter golden amulet “Um Mani Bat Me Hong” to save the American marquis who was exiled for 500 years under the Marble Mountains.
In addition, many viewers felt cheated because Tri Trong Thuy only played a cameo role, while the producer placed the 70-year-old actor’s image in the center of the poster, overwhelming the main cast. Some criticized the actor for not knowing how to keep the image of the role for a lifetime when accepting the role of a film with bland content.
In the 1986 version of Journey to the West, three actors took on the role of Tang San. Tri Trong Thuy was the last chosen replacement by director Duong Khiet after Uong Viet and Tu Thieu Hoa withdrew respectively. According to Sina, out of the three actors that day, only Tri Trong Thuy was different when he had a rich and prosperous life.
Famous for his 1986 Journey to the West, Tri Trong Thuy acted in about 10 movies and television works but did not create a buzz. After marrying the richest woman in China – Ms. Tran Le Hoa, he almost retired from the entertainment industry, focusing on helping his wife do business. His marriage suffered a lot of gossip. Someone said that Tri Trong Thuy was greedy for fame and fortune, so he accepted to know his wife 11 years older than him.
A month ago, Sina reported that Ms. Tran Le Hoa asked a lawyer to make a will to divide her $5.6 billion fortune, including cash, stocks, real estate, antiques, gems, etc. husband and children.
Tri Trong Thuy enjoys a fortune of 1.4 billion USD (more than 32 trillion VND), including a valuable sandalwood museum.