Michelle Yeoh confirms ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ will not have sequel

Michelle Yeoh confirms ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ will not have sequel
Bryan Ke
May 22, 2023
Michelle Yeoh recently confirmed that “Everything Everywhere All at Once” will not be getting a sequel.
The 60-year-old “Crazy Rich Asians” star recently confirmed the update in an interview with Variety’s Kering Women in Motion at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
There’s no sequel,” Yeoh told Variety on Sunday. “We would just be doing the same thing.”
The hit film, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won seven Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards in February, including the coveted best picture award, out of its 11 nominations.
Besides dominating the Academy Awards, which resulted in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” being recognized as the most-awarded film in history, Yeoh also made history at the awards show by becoming the first person who identifies as Asian to win the best actress award.
Commenting on the aftermath of her historic win, Yeoh revealed that she has been receiving scripts that are not specifically for Chinese or “Asian-looking” characters.

The best thing that has happened is I receive a script that doesn’t describe the character as a Chinese or Asian-looking person. We are actors. We are supposed to act. We are supposed to step into roles that are given to us and do our job as best we can. That, for me, is the biggest step forward.

Yeoh expressed hope that her historic win at the Academy Awards would pave the way for Asians and women in the industry.

The day I won, I honestly heard the roar of joy that came from that corner of the world. It’s been slowly moving in that way, and this has pushed the door open and it’s not shutting behind me… When there’s so few roles in the past, it’s so competitive. If you get the job, I don’t get the job. But now we have to change the mindset. If I’m successful, you can be successful.

Yeoh was among the many stars who attended the premiere of Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz’s “Firebrand” at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. 
Other guests of Asian descent in attendance included Gemma Chan, Gigi Hadid and Salma Hayek Pinault.
The film festival also saw the unveiling of three upcoming Donnie Yen films, including the fifth installment of the “Ip Man” movie franchise. Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Elemental,” which stars Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie, is also slated to make its world premiere as a closing film at Cannes on Saturday.

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