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Michelle Yeoh: Power & passion

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9 2012   /  11:51 am

Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh was wearing an elegant, green cocktail dress during her interview with the press in Indonesia recently, her already slender frame accentuated further by the successful weight-shedding efforts for her leading role as pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady.

Her watch, however, hinted that this is indeed the woman famous for performing her own stunts in action flicks and recently took the risk to visit Myanmar for a second time after filming a movie containing scenes telling of the government’s past human rights violations. It was a solid, prominent-looking black watch, albeit chicly decorated with sparkling studs.

A few seconds after she began speaking, Yeoh’s assertive gaze and passionate tone further revealed her character. The woman dubbed the “greatest action hero of all time” hardly appears as one to take on tasks a...