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DP/30: The Lady, actress Michelle Yeoh

2 Responses to “DP/30: The Lady, actress Michelle Yeoh”

  1. Triple Option says:

    She was great to listen to. Quite intelligent and worldly yet not snobbish. Will definitely go see The Lady. Had planned to anyway but this will probably get me to the theater sooner.

    Obviously, she’s very pretty. I remember reading she’s a former beauty queen but looking at her sometimes it’s kind of a surprise. Not because she’s not hot, but she doesn’t seem to be trying to capture a certain year in her life and preserve it forever. I’d imagine she’d kick butt in the interviews but something about her makes it hard to believe that would be her cup of tea.

  2. Melazon says:

    Actually, Michelle only contested for Miss Malaysia because her mom signed her up without her knowledge. She was in England at that time and her mom told her after she went back to Malaysia. But it may have been a stepping stone for her as not long after that she was recognized for her beauty in the first commercial which landed her first acting role.


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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

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~ Hideo Kojima