Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is Time magazine’s Icon of the Year; Blackpink is Entertainer of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR – Michelle Yeoh is capping off an extremely successful year by being named Time magazine’s Icon of the Year.

This year alone, Yeoh was involved in several projects, including The School For Good And Evil, Minions:

The Rise Of Gru, Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank and the upcoming Avatar: The Way Of Water.

However, it is the indie film, Everything Everywhere All At Once – released in March – that is getting her all the rave reviews.

While the 60-year-old has starred in many American movies over two decades since she made the leap from Hong Kong to Hollywood in 1997, she has never been No. 

1 on the call sheet until this year with Everything Everywhere All At Once.

She tells Time that it is because Asian actors have always been relegated to stereotypical or inconsequential roles.

“It shouldn’t be about my race, but it has been a battle. At least let me try,” the Ipoh-born actress said.

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