Michelle Yeoh Chokes Up Describing How She Felt Reading The Script For 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
Michelle Yeoh broke down over her latest film role—and we're so happy for her.
The Malaysian born actress and martial artist Michelle Yeoh has been gushing over her most recent role in studio A24's film Everything Everywhere All At Once—a performance she has also been getting outstanding reviews for.
Yeoh, famous for her roles in such action films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as the romantic comedy drama Crazy Rich Asians and popular streaming series Star Trek: Discovery recently sat down for an emotional interview with GQ about her most recent role.
Watch the video here:
\u201cThis is something I\u2019ve been waiting for\u2026 for a long time.\u201d \u2014Michelle Yeoh on @allatoncemovie & meeting with the @Daniels\n\nWatch the full video here: http://gq.mn/OTkRhPw\u00a0pic.twitter.com/Y8RJpfbOVo— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine) 1649263890
In the film, directed by Daniels due of Kwan and Scheinert, Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a woman who must use her newfound powers to fight bizarre beings after an interdimensional rift disrupts reality.
While being a metaphysical and multidimensional roller coaster, the film also boasts a lot of comedy and drama, with a focus on family dynamics.
Yeoh beamed over the role, tearfully calling it "something I've been waiting for."
During the interview, Yeoh began tearing up and dabbed her eyes with tissues as she talked about her emotional connection to the role.
She told GQ:
“When I read the script, I thought, ‘This is something..."
“This is something I’ve been waiting for for a long time that’s going to give me the opportunity to show my fans, my family, my audience what I’m capable of."
"To be funny. To be real. To be sad. Finally, somebody understood that I can do all these things.”
Twitter users are raving about Yeoh's performance.
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is like Kill Bill Vols 1+ 2 (without all the gratuitous language or gory violence) x 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is a masterpiece among masterpieces. It is once of the few intelligent, funny and emotional films from Hollywood in a long time.— urban myths, legends (@urban myths, legends) 1649305471
The fact that she\u2019s going to win an Oscar next year\u2026we love to see it.— Millennial Burnout (@Millennial Burnout) 1649279533
I hate that it's taken Hollywood this long to realize her talent, but at least she's finally getting the recognition she deserves. I've been a big fan of hers for roughly 20 years now, but I'll gladly welcome more of her movies into my life.— Peter Glagowski (@Peter Glagowski) 1649294707
One of the most incredible movies you will ever see. She deserves this moment and an Oscar for Best Actress for this performance!— Dave Lu \u5442\u66c9\u9f8d (@Dave Lu \u5442\u66c9\u9f8d) 1649284247
The way I am personally campaigning for her to win Best Actress this year is truly unparalleled— emma thotson (@emma thotson) 1649286426
This is really touching. She's been a world class talent for decades now. I mean her and Jackie in Super Cop. Crouching Tiger! Can't wait to see the film— Erik Hurt (@Erik Hurt) 1649287812
Michelle Yeoh\u2019s not crying, you\u2019re crying! \n\nThis has me so much more curious about her casting in Star Trek now too.— Patrick Sullivan \ud83d\udef8 (@Patrick Sullivan \ud83d\udef8) 1649265072
"Finally somebody understood that I can do all these things."\n\nI've been watching Michelle Yeoh since the early 90s when she was doing films in Hong Kong and I never doubted it for a minute.— Constantine Furman (@Constantine Furman) 1649581247
This is so fantastic. And what a performance by her -- absolutely wonderful. One of the best films I've seen in a long time!— Jon Peck (@Jon Peck) 1649278329
She can do it ALL! Yes I cried just watching this little clip \n\nGo see Everything Everywhere All At Once and don\u2019t you dare google anything about it before you walk into the theaterhttps://twitter.com/gqmagazine/status/1511748442518863875\u00a0\u2026— Alli DeJong (@Alli DeJong) 1650295576
Critics everywhere have been raving over Everything Everywhere All At Once. The sci-fi adventure received a whopping 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has been raved about in both Variety and Vanity Fair.
In fact, Yeoh's performance is so outstanding that critics believe this role could land Yeoh her first ever Oscar nomination.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is currently playing in theaters.