Michelle Yeoh Opens Up About Racism In Hollywood
The actress nominated for ‘Best actress’ at the Oscars for her performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ he spoke about racism and the stereotypical characters he was offered during his career.
Michelle Yeoh had her first big Hollywood role in the James Bond film, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ in 1997. After her debut, the actress noted that she turned down various roles for “almost two years” for stereotypical people.
In an interview with People, the interpreter of Evelyn Wang indicated that: “At that timepeople in the industry couldn’t tell if I was Chinese, Japanese or Korean. Not even if he spoke English, they spoke very loud and very slow.”
“I didn’t work for almost two years, to ‘Crouching Tiger’. juste because I could not agree with the stereotyped roles that they proposed to me”added the actress about the Hollywood deal.
Yeoh is nominated for the ‘Best Actress’ award at the Oscars along with the other 10 nominations for the film. ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’. For this ceremony, she faces the prize for actresses Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Andrea Riseborough and Michelle Williams.
Notably, the Malaysian actress became the first actress to win the award for ‘best female performance in a leading role’ at the SAG awards.
In his acceptance speech, Yeoh was thrilled to accept the award. “Everyone knows the ride, the roller coaster, the ups and downs. But the most important thing is that we never give up.”he began by saying.
“This isn’t just for me, it’s for all the girls who look like me. Thank you for giving me a seat at the table because so many of us need it. We want them to see us, we want them to hear us,” he concluded.
The Oscars will take place on March 12 in Los Angeles In Chile they will be broadcast on TNT, CNN Chile and HBO Max.