Everyone knows of legendary stunt actress Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊). Especially after she showcased her skills in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. Her fame is well-earned, after all Michelle has been dedicated to her craft for many years now.
The Ipoh-born actress came from humble beginnings, but gathered attention quickly after her debut. In fact, she even caught famous director Quentin Tarantino’s attention and they became fast friends. However, Michelle recently revealed the reason why Quentin had never asked her to be in “Kill Bill”.
Michelle shared in an interview how she met Quentin and hit off with him. Apparently, he had been a long time fan of hers after he caught a glimpse of her in her second film “Yes, Madam!” Her performance then had stunned him and left him eager for more. Quentin later approached her after becoming a director to meet her.
At the time, Michelle had withdrawn from being a stuntwoman as she had suffered a nasty injury. However, Quentin’s admiration of her work got her back on her feet and Michelle was soon back to impressing audiences. In fact, she later broke into the Hollywood scene with her role in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, an iconic James Bond film.
Quentin and Michelle were good friends by then. Yet, she noted that Quentin had not asked her to be in his martial arts film “Kill Bill”. Quentin had mentioned that “Kill Bill” and his main character Uma Thurman were inspired by “Supercop”, which Michelle had been in. Of course, she popped the question to him. His answer albeit startling was nonetheless flattering. “He’s very smart,” Michelle commented. “He said, “Who would believe that Uma Thurman could kick your ass?””
Well, when he put it that way, it became obvious that none of us could imagine such a scene happening. However, his offhanded statement also shows how highly he thinks of Michelle. It’s certainly something many people would agree with, despite her recently turning sixty!