Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


On Malaysia homecoming, Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh vows to nurture local film talent

MALAYSIAN actress Michelle Yeoh greets her fans during a public meeting with fans for the first time since winning her first Oscar for Best Lead Actress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 18. —REUTERS/HASNOOR HUSSAIN

KUALA LUMPUR — Michelle Yeoh is hoping her recent triumph as Asia’s first Oscar-winning actress can help her to support filmmaking talent in her native Malaysia, where she returned on Tuesday to greet fans for the first time since her Academy Award.

Ms. Yeoh, 60, won the Oscar for her portrayal of Chinese American laundromat owner Evelyn Wang in the science-fiction kung fu comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once.

“I know there are amazing filmmakers from this part of our world and we just have to, first of all, we have to create opportunities for them. We have to create platforms that will showcase their talent,” Ms. Yeoh told a news conference before a fan event.

“So I do want to work very closely with the heads of studios here, people who can make the change, people who can push the path forward.”

Dressed in loose jeans and a white blouse, Ms. Yeoh posed for pictures smiling with her Oscar statuette in front of a sign that said “pride of Malaysia.”

She later navigated through a throng of fans eager to capture her return on their smartphones as security personnel propped up barricades and cleared the way.

Ms. Yeoh made her Hollywood breakthrough as the first ethnic Chinese Bond girl in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies opposite Pierce Brosnan.

She has also starred in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, the 2005 period drama Memoirs of a Geisha and the 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.

It was Ms. Yeoh’s first Oscar nomination and she was widely tipped as the favorite.

“I heard the roar of joy, happiness all across the world to Los Angeles,” she told fans, recalling when the winner was revealed.

“I thank all of you for having been on that journey with me because I felt your support, I felt your strength, because it was a difficult journey.” — Reuters

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



BW FILE PHOTO By Keisha B. Ta-asan, Reporter THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday cut banks’ reserve requirement ratio effective June 30,...


A worker is seen inside a manufacturing plant in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, March 1, 2023. — PHILIPPINE STAR/KRIZ JOHN ROSALES MANUFACTURING OUTPUT in the...


REUTERS BAD LOANS of Philippine banks rose in April, bringing their nonperforming loan ratio to the highest in seven months, the central bank said...


SEAN YORO-UNSPLASH GLOBALSOURCE PARTNERS, Inc. kept its Philippine growth forecast for 2023 and 2024 as it lowered its inflation outlook for this year, but...


Pauline Castro, head of traffic strategy at Lazada Philippines Whether with big brands or as “nanopreneurs” managing their small shops, Lazada provides sellers with...


TOP FRONTIER Investment Holdings, Inc. has agreed to the subscription of shares by Far East Holdings Inc. valued at about P10.86 billion or an...

You May Also Like


COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...


REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...


BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...


KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

Disclaimer: Respect, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.