Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Web chat special: Michelle Yeoh

rexfeatures_1480728c.jpg
IMG_3132_photo_V.Perez.jpg
SK-36177_photo_M.Bragard.jpg

Stylist were recently joined for a web chat special with Michelle Yeoh, star of Oscar-winning movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and upcoming biopic The Lady, based on the life of Aung San Suu Kyi.

This webchat has now ended. You can see all the questions posted to Michelle and her answers in the comments section below.

Born in Malaysia, Michelle gained fame by going toe-to-toe against her male counterparts in many action and martial arts movies. She is celebrated for performing her own stunts and fight scenes, wowing audiences with her sense of agility and beauty.

Michelle made her film debut in Owl vs. Dumbo in 1984. After announcing an early retirement, she returned to the movies in 1992, opposite Jackie Chan in Police Story 3: Supercop. A string of films followed, including 1997's Stunt Woman, where she fell 18 feet while jumping from a bridge and landed on her head. Though injured, she managed to complete the film - much to the amazement of her doctors.

Also in 1997, Michelle appeared in Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies, playing a Chinese agent posing as a journalist opposite Pierce Brosnan. In 2000, she achieved her biggest exposure to date with Ang Lee's martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In 2002, Michelle formed her own production company, Mythical Films, and in 2005 starred in Memoirs of a Geisha and Reign of Assassins in 2010.

This year has seen her take on yet another seminal role portraying Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady (pictured above). Released on December 30, The Lady was three years in the making. It is directed by Luc Besson and sees Michelle tackle the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement.

This web chat has finished, but you can see the full transcript below.

Related

gold wedding dress 2.JPG

Pretty Little Liars star unveils gold wedding dress

HERO.jpg

The world's most influential women

hero2.jpg

50 female pop pioneers

Comments

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Katy Perry's bed of roses to Rita Ora's breakfast of champions

by Nicola Colyer
23 Feb 2017

Martine McCutcheon reveals what’s next for Natalie in Love Actually 2

So… are they still together in the sequel?

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Louis Theroux targets Donald Trump in new documentary

Because he’s the hero we deserve

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Katy Perry takes down Theresa May and Donald Trump at the Brits 2017

Her politically charged performance did not go unnoticed

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

“Access to civil partnership is a feminist issue”

Katie Russell explains why the institution of marriage does not serve women

by The Stylist web team
22 Feb 2017

Katy Perry’s “best friend” Sia helped her beat the Donald Trump blues

Hey, what are friends for?

by Moya Crockett
22 Feb 2017

Jennifer Lopez dismantles the stigma of older women dating younger men

Because being a cougar is not a thing.

by Moya Crockett
22 Feb 2017

Amber Tamblyn’s baby name announcement is genius

Touché, Tamblyn. Touché…

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017

Naomie Harris hits back at people asking when she’s going to have kids

The actor is sick of people quizzing her about her reproductive choices

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017

Anna Kendrick reveals why she doesn’t want to be a bridesmaid. Ever.

We can definitely relate to this…

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Feb 2017