by Michelle Yeoh Everything everywhere all at once changed the whole meaning of what a multiverse could be. He’s been nominated for multiple Oscars for the success he so rightfully achieved. He received a lot of praise and gained massive recognition because of it. The actress did a phenomenal job and it became Ke Huy Quan’s comeback movie.
The fame and success of the movie made it one of the best movies released in 2022. Fans had been asking Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh to be nominated for Oscars and now that dream has come true. This led them to now wish to see them win the award after their well-deserved performance.
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Michelle Yeoh was approached by Jackie Chan after everything, everywhere succeeded at once
Michelle Yeoh revealed that seeing how famous Everything everywhere all at once started, Jackie Chan texted him. The two have been friends for a long time now. She confirmed that the film was originally going to focus on a male rather than a female lead. The storyline was crafted keeping in mind that Jackie Chan will play the protagonist with Yeoh’s character playing his wife.
“They wrote it that way, with Jackie and me as their wife. The roles were therefore completely reversed. I remember Jackie texting me and saying, “Congratulations! You know your boys came to see me first. I’m like, ‘thank you bro, you did me a huge favor.'”
The actress confirmed that the Daniels changed the script after approaching Chan. Her rejection of the film purely benefited Yeoh and gave her the opportunity to be nominated for an Oscar. Seeing that the role could very easily have been taken away from the actress before, she was genuinely happy to know that he walked away from the role and she got it instead.
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Fans react to Jackie Chan’s approach ahead of Michelle Yeoh
Once fans learned that Jackie Chan was the first to be approached instead of Michelle Yeoh for Everything everywhere all at once, they were torn between trolling the actor and supporting Yeoh even more.
— GOTG VOL 3 HYPE ✡️ (@Guardians_5523) February 4, 2023
I don’t hate Jackie but that was kinda pointless the comment made
– Ricardo (@onlyricardo) February 5, 2023
To be honest, Ke Huy Quan was a much better choice for the movie. It was so much more of a surprise when he turned badass pic.twitter.com/9w4eiisjGs
— Kenny no jungkook (@unrooolie) February 4, 2023
and look who got the part
— morgan 🕸 (@LAUFEYS6NS) February 4, 2023
What matters is that your performance had the same impact, Jackie. Not who was called first. Don’t hate. Support your fellow actors pic.twitter.com/EWT1d290es
– Cinematic atmosphere (@FILMVIBE_CALI) February 4, 2023
Whether or not it was a sarcastic remark or just a humorous comment, audiences were more than happy to see the actress take center stage and make the movie what it is today.
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Source: The Graham Norton Show