Michelle Yeoh is one of the most respected actresses in the industry. From her class and talent to her courage to do stunts, the performer is very active working with renowned directors such as James Cameron, Ang Lee and Danny Boyle. Yeoh has overcome the prejudices of the West and has found the opportunity to excel in important films while also maintaining his public figure in Malaysia, his country of origin. Soon we will see her in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings – 95%, where she will accompany Simu Liu in the presentation of this new character in the UCM.
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On several occasions, the actress has spoken openly about the problems she had in being taken seriously within the industry. For starters, her background as a dancer and as a Miss Malaysia winner made directors, producers and colleagues see her only as a pretty face. Yeoh fought hard to get roles that were different and served as proof of her talent. To show that she was on par with her peers, the actress spent hours at the gym to be able to do her action scenes without the need for doubles.
In many ways, the rise in his career is owed to Jackie Chan. The first job she got was a commercial with the actor, and years later, in the early nineties, they met again to film Police Story 3: Supercop – 96%. Since it was a franchise much loved by the public, his place here opened the doors for him. An important part of making this happen was the fact that he had to convince Jackie Chan that I could keep up with him for action scenes.
Everyone already knows that Jackie Chan avoid doubles as much as possible, which is why no insurer undertakes to support it. Film after film, the actor and martial arts expert is overcome with some new scene or choreography that many others have tried to match without success. Due to the potential risk, Chan doesn’t typically allow other cast members to do such scenes, but that changed with Yeoh.
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In an interview for The Guardian, the actress from The Tiger and the Dragon was asked – 97% if it was true that Jackie Chan considered that women only belonged to the kitchen and not to action tapes:
[Él] I used to believe it. Until I kicked his ass.
Yeoh explains that the actor had a lot of pressure for his status and asked him not to continue with the stunts:
I said, “You are very kind to ask me to stop! You are always doing them. ” He told me, “That’s because when you make one, I have to make a better one.” The pressure was on him, poor man.
Unlike Chan, Yeoh is not an expert in martial arts and has never actually engaged in them. Instead, she uses her ballet skills and hours in the gym to go further. In fact, the actress reveals that there was a time in her life when she was training from morning until sunset, every day without stopping. The benefit was that she is one of the few actresses to whom Jackie Chan allows you to make your own stunts.
Although Jackie Chan He presents himself as a fairly accessible and friendly public figure, many consider that he has several points to criticize him, such as his sexist stance on some things and his support for the communist party, in addition to many gossip that has not been verified about alleged infidelities and a troubled past . However, the actor continues to work and demonstrate his skills on screen. On your side, Michelle Yeoh has no problem jumping from one genre to another, either as the matriarch in Madly Millionaires – 93% or as an assassin in Gunpowder Milkshake – 60%, for which she received excellent feedback on her acting work
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