19 Apr – Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh recently revealed that she has no qualms working in a Malaysian production as a way to help them break through the international market.
The Ipoh-born actress and Oscar-winner, who returned home to Malaysia and attended the Pride of Malaysia Michelle Yeoh Homecoming Public Fan Meet on 18 April, stated that there are lots of good filmmakers in the country who just need the leg up.
"They're amazing filmmakers from this part of our world. We have to create opportunities for them. We have to create platforms that will showcase their talent," she said.
At the same time, Michelle stated that Asian filmmakers need to be more courageous in telling their stories.
Michelle also stated that growing up in Malaysia's multiracial society helped her be more open and accepting, and shaped her world views and career.
"I see how I can learn from other people. Because when we are here in Malaysia, we learn from our Malay, Indian and Chinese friends. To be brought up in an environment like that has made me much more open and accepting because it's the difference that makes us so complex, vibrant, and dynamic," she said.