Malaysian actress michelle yeohwho last March became the first Asian to win an Oscar for best actress for her role in “Everything at the same time everywhere,” said Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur that the film shows that “an ordinary woman can be a superheroine”.
Speaking at a news conference in the Malaysian capital, the actress said her award from the Hollywood Academy is a historic moment for Asians in the film industry and an argument against the idea that the career of actresses declines when they exceed 30 years.
The artist, who was received by a crowd of admirers at the airport last night, displayed the statuette before the cameras and indicated that she had never seen so much press together.
Yeoh, the first Malaysian to win an Oscar, has generated an outpouring of admiration and pride in her native country, where she brought the statuette to her mother and father’s grave earlier this month, according to photos posted on her Facebook page.
The interpreter, born in Ipoh (Malaysia) in 1962, stated that she has lived “an incredible journey, a roller coaster” since the film was shot last year until the Oscar ceremony this year in which she has had “hard times “and the joy of feeling the support from many parts of the world.
“I’ve been very, very lucky to be able to work non-stop and work with very interesting, very diverse, forward-thinking filmmakers who have allowed me to fight for what I truly believe in: representation, diversity, and especially women’s empowerment. “said Yeoh, who also expressed his appreciation for the support of his mother and his family.
The actress stated that she is in love with the character she plays in the film, Evelyn Wang, the owner of a dry cleaning shop with a nondescript life who becomes a superhero in the multiverse “because she believes in herself, in her family and in love”, values which he defined as the “essence” of the film.
“In this film I did everything, it is an action film, a comedy, horror and science fiction,” he added.
The actress indicated that part of the success of the film, released in 2022, has been that it has connected with ordinary people and with young audiences of Asian origin.
Being born in a country as multicultural as Malaysia, a mixture of communities of Malay, Indian and Chinese origin, has helped her “not to be a global person and not see differences, but opportunities to learn”.
On March 12, “Everything, Everywhere, All at once”, by directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, swept the 95th edition of the Oscars by bagging seven awards, including they the best film, best director and best actress.