An old interview with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh has gone viral due to her comments about Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.
In an interview on “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1997, Yeoh discussed her role in the James Bond spy film “Tomorrow Never Dies” a few days after it premiered.
Letterman asked Yoh during the interview if Chan was the reason she got into the action genre.
“No, he’s a male chauvinist,” Yoh replied, before explaining, “Jackie and I are good friends. I tell him this, you know, to his face… He always believes women should stay home and cook and do nothing and be the victim… ‘Except Michelle now,'” he said, ’cause I’d kick. his ass.”
Born in Hong Kong in 1954, Chan began his professional career as an A.J The stuntman in the 80’s Before becoming a star in Chinese and Hollywood cinema. Born in Malaysia in 1962, Yeoh first rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in Hong Kong action films.
Chan and Yeoh reportedly met in the 1980s on the set of a TV commercial, and have since worked together on several projects, including the 1992 Hong Kong action movie “Supercop.”
During her interview with Letterman, Yoh also points out that she does her own stunts as well as Chan does, resulting in injuries.
“When you’re watching the output, scramble against the windshield and try to hold onto me,” says Yeoh. “Luckily, he grabbed a bit of my shirt as I slipped out of the car. It, I think, saved my life.”
Yeoh named recently Time Magazine Icon of the Year. She has been particularly praised for her recent works, including the films “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Everything Everywhere All at One”.
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