‘Star Trek: Discovery’ EP says casting of Michelle Yeoh, Sonequa Martin-Green sparked racist hate mail
- Jenny Lumet, executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery,” revealed that some viewers sent in hate mail in response to the actors of color in the franchise’s latest installment.
- “The hate mail!” Lumet exclaimed. “’There are no Black people or Asian people in space!’ Yeah, I know. It’s tricky. There’s the blue guy over there and a tentacle guy over there, but Michelle Yeoh? What the f*ck is she doing there?”
- “Star Trek: Discovery” is the first installment of the series to feature a Black woman, Martin-Green, as its lead. Yeoh also takes on the prominent role of Emperor Philippa Georgiou.
Executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery” Jenny Lumet recently revealed that some viewers sent racist hate mail targeting actors Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lumet said the backlash was in response to the 2017 series premiere, featuring Martin-Green and Yeoh walking on a planet.
Michelle Yeoh says hot dog finger scene was ‘most beautiful love story’ in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
- In an interview with Variety, Michelle Yeoh shared her experiences with filming some of the most bizzare scenes in the wonderfully weird A24 film “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
- Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert (known collectively as the Daniels) managed to find ways to keep the action film veteran on her toes with raunchy setpieces.
- “[The Daniels] are really going to fling around dildos in a fight. Going into it, I couldn’t imagine it, but I believed in them and I trusted them,” Yeoh told Variety.
- However, the scene that left the actors with the most bruises was also the film’s most intimate — the hotdog fingers make-out session between alternate universe variants of Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis’ characters.
- The scene was meant to provide a flourish of love and affection in what Yeoh describes as “the most beautiful love story in that universe.”
Michelle Yeoh has shared what it was like to film some of the most bizarre scenes in the wonderfully weird A24 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Even with Yeoh’s extensive experience with action-packed films, from playing a Bond Girl to starring in many of the most iconic martial arts films, the directing duo behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” managed to keep her on her toes on set. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert (known collectively as the Daniels) would bring in unapologetically raunchy set pieces, she revealed in an interview with Variety.
- Netflix announced the cast for the upcoming series “The Brothers Sun” on Monday.
- Michelle Yeoh has been set to lead as Mama Sun, along with Justin Chien as Charles Sun, Sam Song Li as Bruce Sun, Highdee Kuan as Alexis and Joon Lee as TK.
- The eight-episode series is described as an “action-packed, dark comedic drama, and family soap.”
Michelle Yeoh has been announced as the lead in upcoming Netflix drama series “The Brothers Sun,” featuring an all-Asian cast and team of writers.
The eight-episode series is described as an “action-packed, dark comedic drama, and family soap.” Set in California and Taiwan, the series follows the story of Taipei gangster Charles Sun, who travels to Los Angeles to protect his mother Mama Sun and younger brother Bruce Sun after his father is shot by an unknown assassin.
- Nonprofit collective Gold House honored several luminaries of Asian descent from the entertainment and business industries during its first-ever Gold Gala held at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night.
- The inaugural event, called “The New Gold Age,” celebrated the stars on its A100 list, which features “100 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) who had the most impact on culture and society over the past year.”
- Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan presented Mindy Kaling with the A100 Legend award for the latter’s “lifelong dedication to creating and embodying affirming API characters and content.”
- Michelle Yeoh, an A100 Legend, became the first-ever recipient of the SeeHer award for “defying gender stereotypes throughout her career.”
- Actors Gemma Chan and Kelly Marie Tran, musician H.E.R., K-pop girl group Blackpink, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, Block CFO Amrita Ahuja, Instagram’s Eva Chen and Bain & Company’s Manny Maceda were inducted into Gold House’s Hall of Fame.
Michelle Yeoh, Mindy Kaling and other luminaries of Asian descent from the entertainment and business industries walked the red carpet in Downtown Los Angeles as nonprofit collective Gold House honored its annual list of A100 inductees at its first-ever Gold Gala.
The inaugural event, called “The New Gold Age,” was hosted on Saturday night at Vibiana in collaboration with Meta. Several attendees were featured on Gold House’s A100 list, which celebrates “100 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) who had the most impact on culture and society over the past year.”
- In an interview on Friday with a local student at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh gave heartwarming advice to young Asian Americans on how “to speak out” on the importance of Asian American representation.
- The student, Catherine Hou, asked Oh what advice she would give to young Asian Americans who want to “make a change” based on her experience.
- Oh responded by asking Hou what she thinks before telling the student that what she was doing is where the “real muscle” work is.
- Oh recently starred as the voice of Ming Lee in Disney Pixar’s animated film “Turning Red” and is well known for her past roles as Dr. Cristina Yang in the ongoing TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” and Eve in the 2018 drama series “Killing Eve.”
Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh recently gave heartwarming advice to young Asian Americans in an interview with a local high school student.
Oh was invited to the San Francisco International Film Festival, hosted by SFFilm, along with actor Michelle Yeoh on Friday, where the two went viral after dancing to Whiteny Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” together on stage. The video of their interaction, posted to Twitter by @angryasianman, has amassed 949 retweets and 7,650 likes since it was uploaded on Sunday.
‘I can do all these things’: Michelle Yeoh gets emotional about her acting range ‘finally’ being recognized
- The film, which was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, follows the story of Evelyn Wang, a struggling laundromat owner who can tap into the memories and skills of other Evelyns from different universes to help her fight a "great evil" that is spreading in the multiverse.
- “When I read the script, I thought, ‘This is something,’” the 59-year-old Malaysian actor said while fighting back tears. “This is something I’ve been waiting for a long time, that’s going to give me the opportunity to show my fans, my family, my audience what I’m capable of: to be funny, to be real, to be sad. Finally, somebody understood that I can do all these things.”
- Yeoh revealed that she did not want to inject her own personality into her role. Instead, she viewed her character as “a real person who needs to have real emotions, a path.”
- “What I saw in Evelyn was a very hard-working immigrant, who is trying so hard to be keeping her family together, to be a success in her father’s eyes, to prove that she is a good daughter,” she added. “And I see Evelyn in so many people around me. I felt that I need to tell their story, but in a very [unusual] way.”
Legendary Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh became emotional while describing her role in the psychedelic martial arts movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Yeoh, 59, broke down some of her most iconic roles during an interview with GQ, including those in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the “Supercop” franchise, “Crazy Rich Asians” and the 2022 sci-fi film directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as the “Daniels.”
Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang participate in ‘blessing ceremony’ on day one of ‘American Born Chinese’ filming
- “American Born Chinese” co-executive producer Melvin Mar took to Instagram last Friday to share a photo of the cast performing a “blessing ceremony” on day one of shooting the show.
- In the photo, cast and crew members can be seen standing around a table decorated with candles, tea and an elaborate assortment of fruit.
- Also seen in the photo arestar Michelle Yeoh and director Destin Daniel Cretton, who are reuniting for “American Born Chinese” after working together on “Shangchi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.”
- The show, which will premiere on Disney Plus, is an adaptation of the 2006 graphic novel by the same name.
A photo shared by “American Born Chinese” co-executive producer Melvin Mar shows the series’ cast and crew participating in a “blessing ceremony” to kick off the show’s first day of production.
- Legendary actor Michelle Yeoh revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she nearly died while filming a scene in “Supercop.”
- In the 1992 Hong Kong film, Yeoh, who played a cop, co-starred with martial arts icon Jackie Chan and reportedly did many of her dangerous stunts herself.
- Helmed by stunt coordinator-turned-director Stanley Tong, the film featured risky stunts such as a sequence in which Yeoh jumps from a moving truck’s roof onto the hood of a speeding convertible car driven by Chan.
- While performing the stunt, Yeoh fell and was nearly hit by oncoming traffic before insisting on giving it another go.
Malaysian acting legend Michelle Yeoh recently revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly why she has stopped doing the death-defying stunts she used to.
During the interview, the 59-year-old star divulged how dangerous the stunts she did herself were in the 1992 Hong Kong action film “Supercop.”
Michelle Yeoh, Daniel Wu join cast of Destin Daniel Cretton-helmed ‘American Born Chinese’ adaptation
- Michelle Yeoh is reuniting with “Shang-Chi” director Daniel Destin Cretton for the Disney Plus series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning graphic novel “American Born Chinese.”
- The upcoming series also stars Daniel Wu (“Into the Badlands”), Chin Han (“Mortal Kombat”), Ke Huy Quan (“Indiana Jones”), Ben Wang (“MacGyver”), Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann (“Havoc”) and newcomer Jim Liu.
- The show follows ordinary teenager Jin Wang, played by Ben Wang, whose life changes after meeting a new student named Wei-Chen, played by Liu.
- Yeoh will play the role of Wei-Chen’s aunt Guanyin while Wu will play the legendary Sun Wukong, the Monkey King from the Chinese epic “Journey to the West.”
Michelle Yeoh is among the star-studded cast of Disney Plus’ “American Born Chinese,” the series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning graphic novel of the same name.
Yeoh will be joining Daniel Wu (“Into the Badlands”), Chin Han (“Mortal Kombat”), Ke Huy Quan (“Indiana Jones”), Ben Wang (“MacGyver”), Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann (“Havoc”) and newcomer Jim Liu in the project, reported Deadline.
Netflix recently released the official teaser trailer for the prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” starring Michelle Yeoh, giving viewers a look into the creation of the first witcher.
The first witcher: The story is set in an ancient elven world 1,200 years before the original “Witcher” series takes place. It will explore the origin of the first witcher and how the worlds of men, monsters and elves collided, according to Netflix’s synopsis.
Michelle Yeoh takes a trippy multiverse journey in trailer for A24’s ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh is traveling through multiple dimensions in her new film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Into the Michelle-verse: On Tuesday, independent entertainment company A24 released the first trailer of the mind-bending action thriller, which explores the concept of the multiverse (multiple universes).
“Star Trek: Discovery” star, Michelle Yeoh, applauds Marvel for “finally” making an Asian-led superhero movie in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”