Bruce & Chris Tong
At 23 years old, the Tong twins Bruce and Chris are the youngest movers and shakers of Hong Kong society to make it on to our 40 Under 40 list. The sons of famed Hong Kong actor Kent Tong and his wife, Christy Jiang, the handsome gents made their movie debut earlier this year with Donnie Yen in the Cantonese action flick Big Brother.
While the photographer changes props and lights for this spread, Bruce tells us about his first movie-making experience. “Watching Donnie was inspirational for us, as he works really, really hard and for really long hours without showing any signs of exhaustion,” he says. “When we got tired,” adds Chris, “we wouldn’t show it as we saw Donnie’s work ethic. It was important for us to continue as he led by example.”
Doing the circuit of celebrity-studded events, TV appearances, magazine shoots and the occasional catwalk show, the brothers — who are the youngest talents represented by Bullet Films Productions — are kept busy as they earn their spot under the arc lights. “It’s fun to attend the parties and shows, but when you’re on set, you really have to work hard for what you see on screen,” says Bruce, who’s also trained in wushu. “We enjoy doing action and stunts, and hope to do more of that.”
On Chris (left)
Trousers: Ports 1961
On Bruce (right)
Trouser: Ring Jacket for The Armoury