Michelle Yeoh Landed Lead Role Following Jackie Chan's Unavailability, & The Rest Is History

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Michelle Yeoh Landed Lead Role Following Jackie Chan's Unavailability, & The Rest Is History

08-Feb-2023
By DN21

When Everything Everywhere All at Once blew up the cinematic universe last year, its leading star Michelle Yeoh landed a coveted Golden Globes acclaim and multiple accolades. 

The win was clearly a much-deserved milestone for the Malaysian-born acting legend, something that she's clearly thankful of. 

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Turned out, Jackie Chan had something to do with it too. Speaking to CNN, Yeoh opened up that her role was initially offered to Chan. 

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At the time of the approach, the actor had other commitments. Hence, his unavailability led the directors to role-reverse the storyline and position Yeoh as the lead instead. She was originally casted as Chan's character's wife. 

"It was written for a man. Whenever filmmakers tell the story, they also have to be mindful that it is showbusiness. 'I have to write something that somebody will make it into a film.' And so, they wrote it like that way with Jackie and me as the wife."

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Following the movie's phenomenon, Yeoh received a text from Chan:

 "And I remember Jackie text me and said, 'Congratulations. You realize that your boys came to see me first?' and I'm like, 'Thank you, bro. You did me a huge favor.'"

Such a momentous destiny indeed! 


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