Michelle Yeoh is an accomplished actress who kicks ass on screen either through her full body movements or her sarcastic comments. So why does she have Kill Bill on her acting resume? This 60-year-old actress believes Quentin Tarantino spelled her out in his martial arts films.
Michelle Yeoh has been stabbed, kicked, dislocated her shoulder, fractured a rib, ruptured an artery, and ripped her ACL in the four decades she has been an actor in great films. You would think given the strength she had to fight all of her injuries doing these stunts that she would be the ideal actress to cast for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill:
He is very smart. He said, Who would believe that Uma Thurman could kick your ass?
Michelle Yeoh was a keen follower of Tarantino's detective work in 1985's Yes, Madam! He returned with a handwritten list of movies he wanted to see. Lo and behold, the pharmacist returned with a tape of Yes, Madam! and was stunned to see her flip backward, shatter glass, and leap across an escalator to punch her opponent in the sternum.
The director of Jackie Brown saw the Holy Weapon actress on screen, but also in person. Yeoh was in the hospital after breaking a vertebrate falling from a bridge in 1996's The Stunt Woman, and she felt like she would retire for the second time in her career. However, she gave five minutes of her time to Quentin Tarantino, who also was a frequent visitor.
Michelle Yeoh was able to complete all of the stunt work she does for her films at the age of 16 due to the school that considered her legs to be stubby and she injured her back. On the other hand, her mother refused to give up on her daughter, as she secretly sent her picture in the 1983 Miss Malaysia pageant, and Yeoh won. Later, Chan would take the part of Detective in the Police Story movies and Supercop 2.
Michelle Yeoh received a spot in the critically acclaimed Kill Bill film, as a dominant mother in Crazy Rich Asians. Not to mention that she showed today how talented she is in her stunt work in James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water, which is one of the remaining 2022 releases this year.