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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Shelly OR Turn on the Radio

I love Michelle Yeoh. She is the totally coolest/best actress ever. If you don't know who I"m talking about, you probably remember her from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, or you'll see her in the new movie Memiors of a Geisha as Mameha. I've liked her ever since I saw her in SuperCop 2, and I've become such a weird/obsessive fan, I call her Shelly, even though I don't think that anybody in the whole world calls her that. I don't know that woman. It's actually kinda weird. Anyway, she's got MOAG, and another project that she's filming right now. I'm pretty excited about it, simply because it's a pretty big budget Hollywood thing, and she hasn't done something like that since Tomorrow Never Dies, and I just wish that people will realize how totally amazingly great that she is. Anyways, here's an article I found online about her goings on. Next time you're in the video rental store, check one of her movies out. She does a lot of stuff with Jet Li, and she's just plain great. I like Twin Warriors, Heroic Trio, among many, many others.

(From Scifi Wire @ Scifi.com) (I guess Scifi doesn't completely and all encompassingly suck)

Yeoh Talks Sunshine And Boyle

Michelle Yeoh told SCI FI Wire that she's currently playing an astronaut in Sunshine under director Danny Boyle and considers the SF movie a typically atypical choice for the director. "That's where Danny Boyle is amazing," Yeoh said in an interview while promoting her latest film, Memoirs of a Geisha. "If you look at his films you don't know what to expect from him."

Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) co-stars in Sunshine with Rose Byrne, Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans in a futuristic story about a team of astronauts sent on a mission to re-ignite the dying sun. Yeoh said that Boyle brings something new to the SF material, much as he did with his zombie movie, 28 Days Later. "There are so many zombie movies out there," she said. "So why did he make it different? Because he had an edge. So [Sunshine] is, yes, eight astronauts going up to save the world. We've heard that so many times before. [But] you have to see it. It's got an edge. I loved that the first week of filming he said to me, 'You know this is not a family movie, right?' [I said,] 'Danny, I know your films. It's OK.'" (Alex Garland, who wrote 28 Days Later, also wrote Sunshine.)

Yeoh, who was born in Malaysia, said that Sunshine is a marked change for her as well, given that she'd just done the Japanese period drama Memoirs of a Geisha. "Last year I was the geisha," she said. "Four hours of makeup and every day walking around like a supermodel. This movie I'm the astronaut: 50 years ahead in time, 15 minutes in the hair and makeup. I'm like, 'Wait a minute. What about my eyebrow[s]?' 'No, you're a real character. You're an astronaut. You're a physicist. You're a scientist. Go back to your lab.' It's fantastic." Sunshine will be released in 2006.


Blogger England said...

Ingrid saw a WSSU Rams shirt you were wearing, and up until then she did not know that a ram was a male sheep. In other news, I remember the first time I saw the Heroic Trio. I hated the "cool" biker chick. Shelly definitely is an amazing actress. I just wish you wouldn't stalk her. It makes you look so bad. THIS IS AN INTERVENTION!!!

-"THE BOY IS BLAMELESS!"~Niobe (before she peaced-out like she was on Cecrop's cursed ship)

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