Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and his family were present at the movie premiere, Ip Man 4: The Finale (葉問4︰完結篇). He expressed his son, James turned 12 years old on 14th December 2019 and decided to take him to watch a movie. Donnie revealed James supported Ip Man film all along and was not impressed by his fighting skills: “My son feels I am lousy and his mother is better than me.”

Apparently, James learned different marital arts since small and obtained a black belt in Taekwondo but Donnie had no intention to groom him to become his successor: “He is still very young and should focus on his studies. I will support him if he is interested to join show business in the future and it is easy to have injuries when shooting martial arts films. My waist injury is worse by 10 times when filming The Monkey King (孫悟空大鬧天宮) movie and I must lie down immediately whenever feeling painful. Hence, I have to go for physiotherapy now. (Shooting any fighting scenes in the future?) Yes, as I need to earn money and cannot affect the company’s operations. (Ip Man 4: The Finale film marks a full stop for you?) Everything has a full stop and it is my last martial arts movie. It serves as a memory for the audiences and does not represent that I will no longer film action scenes.”