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BEIJING - Action star Jackie Chan says he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.

Jaycee Chan was released from a six-month prison sentence in February after pleading guilty to allowing others to use marijuana at his Beijing apartment.

Jackie Chan, 61, said late Monday that prison was good for his son because it made him mature and that their relationship has changed for the better.

Before, “I was too Chinese, traditional - you, son, go away, I don’t want to help you, you have to help yourself,’’ Chan said in an interview in Beijing. When filming the remake of “The Karate Kid’’ alongside Will Smith’s teenage son Jaden Smith, Chan said he was struck seeing Will “helping his son to be in a movie, every day on the set.’’

“I say why am I so stubborn? I have to help my son,’’ Chan told The Associated Press.

The Hong Kong actor said he was looking for suitable movie projects for Jaycee, 32, and in the meantime his son would produce one of his records, expected out at the end of the year. He also said he hoped Jaycee would sing a duet with him on one of the tracks.

Chan said he wasn’t sure his actor-singer son would go for it, and that he might have to find somebody to sing it for him. AP
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