Michelle Yeoh on finding equal opportunities for Asian actors in Hollywood

Michelle Yeoh, one of the most prolific international Asian stars around, has appeared in big movies like “Tomorrow Never Dies” and Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Her performance as a powerful matriarch in the blockbuster romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” gained her even more fans in the U.S. and around the world.

Her upcoming film “Last Christmas” reunites Yeoh with her on-screen son, Henry Golding.

“That was a nice surprise! And we were very blessed that Crazy Rich Asians became such a phenomenally huge success, which just propelled all these ideas and urges that we’ve been working so hard towards to change the mindset of people, to not just treat us like stereotype cliches and to give us a backstory and you know, to have dreams and hopes and desires. And I can see so many of my fellow Asian actors from around the world being given more opportunities that they truly deserve. And I hope that this door now that it’s open will just keep opening wider, and give equal opportunities. I think that’s the most important thing is like we are all actors, but we just need equal opportunities.”

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