Although normally for an actor to appear in a James Bond movie It is a boost to his career, for the actress Michelle Yeoh it was the opposite, Well, it was the beginning of a two-year hiatus in which he stopped appearing in Hollywood films until his triumphant return with Tiger and Dragon.
But it was not something that happened to the actress, but a conscious decision of Yeoh herself who decided not to sell herself to Hollywood stereotypes. This is how Yeoh herself explained it in an interview with People magazine: “The first film I made when I arrived in the United States was Tomorrow Never Dies with Pierce Brosnan.”
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“At that time James Bond was a ‘macho’ and the girls who accompanied him only had flirty names. At that time in the industry, no one cared if she was Chinese, Japanese or Korean. Or if he spoke English. They spoke to me loudly and very slowly. I didn’t work for almost two years until Tiger & Dragon came along because I didn’t want to do the stereotypical roles that I was offered.”
Although it was a risky decision, especially since it has just landed in the mecca of cinema, Yeoh he made the right choice and managed to enter through the front door with the spectacular Tiger and Dragon. An epic fantasy film that also marked Ang Lee’s entry into the machinery of the industry.
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It is clear that A lot has changed in Hollywood since the premiere of Tomorrow Never Dies. in 1997, especially since now racialized actors are chosen to play characters that have nothing to do with their physical appearance or their ancestry.
But the world has also changed a lot for Michelle Yeoh who This year he got his first Oscar nomination. in the category of Best Actress for the science fiction film Everything at once everywhere.
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