Michelle Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All At Once changed the entire meaning of what a multiverse could be. It has been nominated for multiple Oscars for the success that it so rightfully gained. It received a lot of praise and gained massive recognition because of it. The actress did a phenomenal job and it became the comeback movie for Ke Huy Quan.
The fame and success that the movie got made it one of the best movies that came out in 2022. Fans had been rooting for both Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh to be nominated for the Oscars and now that dream has turned into reality. This has led them to now wish to see them win the award after their well-deserved performance.
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Michelle Yeoh Was Approached By Jackie Chan After Everything Everywhere All At Once Gained Success
Michelle Yeoh revealed that upon seeing just how much fame Everything Everywhere All At Once was getting, Jackie Chan had texted her. The two have been friends for a long time now. She confirmed that the movie was originally going to focus on a male lead rather than a female one. The script was crafted keeping in mind Jackie Chan to be playing the protagonist with Yeoh’s character playing his wife.
“They wrote it that way, with Jackie, and me as his wife. So the roles were completely reversed. I remember Jackie texting me and saying, ‘Congratulations! You know your boys came to see me first.’ I’m like, ‘thank you bro, you did me a huge favor.'”
The actress confirmed that the Daniels had changed the script after approaching Chan. His rejection of the movie had purely benefited Yeoh and gave her the opportunity of being nominated for an Academy Award. Seeing that the role could have very easily been taken away from the actress before, she was really happy to know that he had stepped away from the role and she had gotten it instead.
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Fans React To Jackie Chan Being Approached Before Michelle Yeoh
Once the fans got to know about Jackie Chan being the first to be approached instead of Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once, they were split between trolling the actor and supporting Yeoh even more.
— GOTG VOL 3 HYPE ✡️ (@Guardians_5523) February 4, 2023
Not hating on Jackie but It was kinda unnecessary the comment made
— Ricardo (@onlyricardo) February 5, 2023
To be honest Ke Huy Quan was a much better pick for the film. It was so much more of a surprise when he became a bad ass pic.twitter.com/9w4eiisjGs
— Kenny not jungkook (@unrooolie) February 4, 2023
and look who got the role
— morgan 🕸 (@LAUFEYS6NS) February 4, 2023
What matters is if your performance would of made the same impact, Jackie. Not who was called first. Don't hate. Support your fellow actors pic.twitter.com/EWT1d290es
— Film Vibe (@FILMVIBE_CALI) February 4, 2023
Whether or not it was a snarky remark or a simple humorous comment, the audience has been more than happy to see the actress taking the spotlight and making the movie what it is today.
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Source: The Graham Norton Show