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Michelle Yeoh Pleased to Be Free of 'Asian-Looking' Character Stereotype

Michelle Yeoh, an Oscar-winning actress, considers the “best thing” about her award-winning accomplishment to be the fact that she is no longer solely given scripts for “Asian-looking” characters.
The 60-year-old actress is happy to be offering a wider variety of roles after winning the Best Actress category at numerous awards shows this year, including the Oscars, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Golden Globes for her performance as Evelyn Quan Wang in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
“The nicest thing that has changed is that I now get scripts where the character isn't described as appearing Chinese or Asian. We play parts. We must take action.
We are expected to assume our assigned responsibilities and do them to the best of our abilities. She said at the Kering Women in Motion discussions at the Cannes Film Festival, “For me, it is the largest step forward.
Yeoh discussed her first appearance at Cannes with “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” over 20 years ago and said that she thought it was “quite obvious” Hollywood wasn't ready to recognize Asian performers at the time.
“There were so many fantastic Asian and Chinese movies that came out at that time,” she said. The Oscars, in particular, would nominate the best director, best picture, and everything if you looked at all the movies that were nominated here at Cannes and won prizes very seldom.
You may be wondering how to get there without actors. Thus, it appears a bit strange.

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