Michelle Yeoh reveals she won Miss Malaysia to ‘shut her mother up’
Michelle Yeoh revealed that she entered and won the Miss Malaysia beauty contest in 1983 to “shut her mother up.” In an interview on “The Graham Norton Show” on Feb. 3, Yeoh recalled how her mother, Janet, signed her up for the beauty pageant when she was in her early 20s. The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor, 60, recounted coming home for the holidays from England when she was 21 years old to find her mother was “suddenly looped into this whole thing about” how she should be on stage more.news.yahoo.com
Michelle Yeoh reveals Jackie Chan texted her after she got ‘Everything Everywhere’ role
Award-winning actor Michelle Yeoh says Jackie Chan did her a “huge favor” when he turned down the role originally written for him in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” (“EEAAO”). In an interview with CNN, Yeoh, 60, explained that co-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively known as the Daniels, originally planned for Chan, 68, to play the film’s lead, with Yeoh as his wife. "I have to write something that somebody will make it into a film, and so they wrote it like that way, with Jackie and me as the wife."news.yahoo.com
Merle Oberon: the first Asian Best Actress Oscar nominee who hid her heritage from Hollywood
Other platforms, including NextShark, made the distinction that the actor was actually the “first person who identifies as Asian" to be nominated for the award. As it turns out, there was one biracial actress of South Asian origin who was the first to be nominated for the category: Hollywood star Merle Oberon. Oberon, who was a renowned celebrity in the 1930s, was discovered to have lied about her real birthplace and biracial identity after her death.news.yahoo.com
'I can beat you up’: Michelle Yeoh tells Golden Globes to 'shut up' for interrupting her speech
During her Golden Globe Awards acceptance speech, Michelle Yeoh hushed a pianist attempting to encourage her exit. At the start of her acceptance speech, Yeoh highlighted her fight against racism, sexism and ageism in Hollywood. “I remember when I first came to Hollywood, it was a dream come true until I got here,” the Golden Globes winner stated.news.yahoo.com
Review: The good, the bad and the Tuesday of the 2023 Globes
Tuesday night doesn’t really scream “glamorous awards show.” Hollywood, in large part, turned out too, acting as though it wasn’t a rainy weekday in Southern California and as though they hadn’t just a year ago protested the existence of the show. Brad Pitt and Angela Bassett came.news.yahoo.com
Michelle Yeoh calls co-star and friend Jackie Chan a 'male chauvinistic pig' in resurfaced 1997 interview
An old interview of Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh has gone viral due to her comments about Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan. In an interview on “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1997, Yeoh discussed her role in the James Bond spy film “Tomorrow Never Dies” a few days after it premiered. Letterman asked Yeoh during the interview whether Chan was the reason she got into the action genre.news.yahoo.com
'Bad Guys' repeats at No. 1, Liam Neeson's latest misfires
The DreamWorks animated heist movie “The Bad Guys” was the top film in U.S. and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor’s particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences.
Michelle Yeoh shows Asian immigrant women are 'Everything'
Michelle Yeoh was adamant about one script change before committing to “Everything Everywhere All At Once." The main character's name had to go. At 59, Yeoh commands the lead of the genre-twisting flick by playing someone often invisible — the Asian immigrant wife and mother trying to be everything for everyone.news.yahoo.com
SXSW plots in-person film fest with 'Atlanta,' 'Lost City'
After the pandemic forced the South by Southwest Film Festival to turn virtual the last two years, the Austin, Texas, festival is plotting a largely in-person event this March that will feature the premieres of the third season of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta,” the latest from Richard Linklater and the Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum comedy “The Lost City.”.