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“Don’t tell me what to do”: Michelle Yeoh’s True Queen-Like Response To People Who Told Her To Retire Before ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Gave Her Global Success

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Everything Everywhere All at Once has become a worldwide phenomenon by surpassing all expectations of both the audience and the filmmakers, as it is leading the 2023 Oscars with 11 nominations. The movie has also pushed Michelle Yeoh’s career to the top shelves of the industry, as she has garnered colossal praise for her role in the sci-fi.

But before getting her shot at the biggest film of her career, Michelle Yeoh revealed that she was told to consider retirement because of her age. They perceived that the actress wouldn’t be able to garner any substantial roles in the future.

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Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh was advised to consider retirement

In the latest episode of the Los Angeles Times The Envelope podcast, Michelle Yeoh revealed that some people advised her to retire from the movie industry after 40 years of acting. Before her shot at Everything Everywhere All at Once, she was told that she wouldn’t be able to achieve any substantial feats in the remaining days of her career. Michelle Yeoh immediately shut down the noises and told them not to worry about her future. The actress went on to express,

“You know, as you get older, people start saying, ‘Oh yeah, you should retire. You should do this. You should…’ No, guys. Do not tell me what to do. I should be in control of what I am capable of, right?”

And the actress’ dedication to the craft soon paid off, as her next movie went on to garner colossal praise and went on to garner several accolades under its belt. The actress was also showered with immense love and has now marked the history through her indomitable performance in the movie.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Michelle Yeoh’s historic achievement through Everything Everywhere All at Once

For her immaculate performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, Michelle Yeoh has garnered colossal praise from fans and has also garnered a Golden Globe under her name for Best Actress. The actress has also become a favorite to win the 2023’s Oscar race and marked history through her first Academy Award nomination.

The actress has become the first self-identified Asian to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 95 years of Oscars history. The actress’s decision to continue acting against all odds has paid off, and now she has shelved her name into the top tiers of the industry.

Also read: Shang-Chi Actor Simu Liu Drums Up Support for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan Absolutely Decimating Golden Globes 2023

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn
Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn

The actress has shut down her doubters through her prominent performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. And with the Oscar Buzz surrounding her name, fans will hope that Michelle Yeoh also becomes the first self-identified Asian to win the Best Actress honor.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is available to stream on Apple TV+.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.