Michelle Yeoh on her first awards season campaign: ‘It’s a bit overwhelming’ – NewsFinale

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After an iconic career that has spanned nearly 40 years, Michelle Yeoh is on her way to earning her first Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed hit Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The 60-year-old actress, who recently joined the voice cast of Transformers: Rise of the Beast, appears to be a lock for her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Evelyn Wang in EEAAO, and has just been named an Icon. of the Year by Time.

Yeoh spoke in a wide-ranging interview to Time about what it’s been like to be in the spotlight in an awards season campaign.

Iconic: After an iconic career that spanned nearly 40 years, Michelle Yeoh is on her way to earning her first Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed hit Everything Everywhere All At Once

Center: Yeoh spoke in a wide-ranging interview to Time about what it's been like to be in the spotlight in an awards season campaign.

Center: Yeoh spoke in a wide-ranging interview to Time about what it’s been like to be in the spotlight in an awards season campaign.

After an industry Q&A screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Yeoh reflected on the event.

They call it campaign. It’s a bit overwhelming,’ Yeoh admitted after the event, likely the first of many before Oscar Sunday on March 12, 2023.

Despite a legendary career, where he starred in a wide range of films including martial arts action projects (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), James Bond thrillers (Tomorrow Never Dies), superhero movies (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and much more. – she was never number 1 on the calling list until Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Reflecting: After an industry Q&A screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Yeoh reflected on the event

Reflecting: After an industry Q&A screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Yeoh reflected on the event

Campaign: 'They call it campaign.  It's a bit overwhelming,' admitted Yeoh (pictured with Everything Everywhere All At Once producer Jonathan Wang) after the event, likely the first of many before Oscar Sunday on March 12, 2023.

Campaign: ‘They call it campaign. It’s a bit overwhelming,’ admitted Yeoh (pictured with Everything Everywhere All At Once producer Jonathan Wang) after the event, likely the first of many before Oscar Sunday on March 12, 2023.

Career: Despite a legendary career, where he starred in a wide range of films including martial arts action projects (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), James Bond thrillers (Tomorrow Never Dies), superhero movies (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and much more: she was never number 1 on the calling list until Everything Everywhere All At Once

Career: Despite a legendary career, where he starred in a wide range of films including martial arts action projects (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), James Bond thrillers (Tomorrow Never Dies), superhero movies (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and much more: she was never number 1 on the calling list until Everything Everywhere All At Once

She is certain that her lack of leading roles is due to her Asian race, stating that Asian actors are rarely cast in major roles.

‘It shouldn’t be about my race, but it’s been a battle. At least let me try,’ she said in the interview.

There was almost an Oscar campaign for her critically acclaimed performance in 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, though if she wins for Everything Everywhere All At Once, she would be the first Asian actress to take home the Best Actress Oscar, which she understands would be a prize. victory for Asians everywhere.

Roles: She is certain that her lack of leading roles is due to her Asian race, stating that Asian actors are rarely cast in major roles.

Roles: She is certain that her lack of leading roles is due to her Asian race, stating that Asian actors are rarely cast in major roles.

I have thought about it. And not just me, I feel like my entire Asian community has thought about it. They come up to me and say, “You’re doing it for us,” Yeoh said.

Yeoh also reflected on his peers, many of whom are white actresses, who are consistently recognized for their talents.

“I look at all my peers, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Colman, Helen Mirren, and I’m like, oh my gosh, I envy all the different opportunities you get to showcase your talent over and over again,” Yeoh says.

Community: 'I've thought about it.  And not just me, I feel like my entire Asian community has thought about it.  They approach me and say: "You're doing it for us"Said Yeah

Community: ‘I’ve thought about it. And not just me, I feel like my entire Asian community has thought about it. They come up to me and say, “You’re doing it for us,” Yeoh said.

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Peers: “I look at all my peers—Cate Blanchett, Olivia Colman, Helen Mirren—and I’m like, oh my gosh, I envy all the different opportunities you get to showcase your talent over and over again,” Yeoh says.

‘When you have an opportunity like this, you have to put your heart and soul into it, because you don’t know when the next opportunity is. I think that’s my biggest fear: please don’t let this be the only one,” Yeoh admitted.

When asked about the possibility of making history as the first Asian actress to win Best Actress, she explains what it would represent.

It’s not about needing it. It’s that feeling you don’t have to explain: it’s love from other people. My arms are open,” she said.

Yeoh is still quite busy filming Avatar 3, the new TV series The Witcher: Blood Origin, and Transformers: Rise of the Beast.

Prospect: When asked about the prospect of making history as the first Asian actress to win Best Actress, she explains what it would represent

Prospect: When asked about the prospect of making history as the first Asian actress to win Best Actress, she explains what it would represent

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