8 Dec – TIME Magazine has recently selected Malaysian-born Hollywood star, Michelle Yeoh, as Icon of the Year 2022 in recognition of her great contribution to the film industry.
Announcing the news via its social media account first, the magazine posted, "Yeoh has been a major star in Asia for decades - she was a giant in the golden age of Hong Kong action cinema, top-lining dozens of films and earning a reputation for nailing daring stunts. And she made her Hollywood debut in the 1997 James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies," following up that success with roles in major movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Crazy Rich Asians," and "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."
"But, until this year's indie hit "Everything Everywhere All at Once" - in which Yeoh plays an overburdened wife and mother who must save the world - the now 60-year-old Malaysian actor had never been No. 1 on a Hollywood call sheet. This is the moment Yeoh has long been waiting for: a big, starring role, the kind that could make her a household name - the kind that many believe could win her an Oscar."
Michelle Yeoh also reposted the said post on her Instagram account, writing, "I am blessed. Thank you, TIME."
In the article released by TIME, the Ipoh-born actress spoke about the Oscars, saying that no Asian woman has won Best Actress at the awards.
"I've thought about it," she admits. "And not just me - I feel like my full Asian community has thought about it. They come up to me and they say, 'You're doing it for us.'"