Michelle Yeoh teased Jackie Chan for rejecting ‘Everything Everywhere’ role

Michelle Yeoh said she texted Jackie Chan teasing him about turning down the lead role in Anything Anywhere Anytime.

The martial arts legend was originally envisioned by directors and screenwriters Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan to star in the film. However, when he said he wasn’t available, they rewrote the part for Yeoh.

“Jackie really texted me,” she said guardian about his reaction to the film. “And he said, ‘Well, I heard great things about your movie. Did you know that guys come to see me in China? ‘”

The actor added that she responded by teasing Jackie Chan, saying, “Yes, your loss, my brother!”

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Duong Tu Quynh returns with action blockbuster in ‘Anywhere, Anytime’. CREDIT: Alamy

Anything Anywhere Anytime is released in the US in March 2022, and hits UK cinemas on Friday (May 13). Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang in the film, a mother thrown into a sci-fi action adventure after she learns she can access the memory and skills of alternate versions of herself. himself throughout the multiverse.

Malaysian actor who also recently appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and in 2018 Crazy Rich Asiansreflected in March on the impact of her meeting with Quentin Tarantino in 1996.

After nearly breaking his back in an accident on set while filming Stunt woman, she said she began to question her career choice. But a meeting with Tarantino when he visited Hong Kong, in which he “described[ed] his favorite action sequence [from her movies] frame by frame”, quelled her worries.

“Next thing I knew, we were talking and I was living again,” she said. “I will never forget it. It’s like, ‘I love what I do.’ And that was a turning point where I felt, “I’ve paid my dues.”

Meanwhile, the background music for Anything Anywhere Anytime features music by André 3000, Mitski, David Byrne, Moses Sumney, etc. Son Lux composed the music for the sci-fi action movie.

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