Longtime actor Michelle Yeoh initially gained notoriety in the late 90s for starring in Hong Kong action films where she did her own stunt work. Since then, the star’s lengthy acting resume has only continued to grow. More recently, Yeoh sat down with Cate Blanchett for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, where the stars discussed two of their recent iconic characters that were originally written for men. While Blanchett talked about Lydia Tár in the Todd Field-directed film, Yeoh spoke about playing Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once and revealed an unexpected detail about her character’s name. According to the Crazy Rich Asians star, she was dissatisfied with the character’s original moniker and felt it lacked originality.
Michelle Yeoh planned to drop out of Everything Everywhere All at Once if her character’s name wasn’t changed. Read More