May 25, 1999 12:00 AM

Jackie Chan is a frugal fighter, one who washes his own underwear and socks every night in a hotel because laundry charges are too high. The action star also frets over wasting soap. “I go to the Beverly (Hills) Hotel, I use the soap one day, two days. I take the shower cap and wrap the soap in it and travel with it,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “The new generation, they just waste it,” he said. “When we were young we didn’t have soap.” Chan’s latest film, “Rush Hour,” pulled in more than $130 million, his share of which should pay for a lot of soap. Chan said a sequel is planned.

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