Michelle Yeoh has revealed why Quentin Tarantino didn’t hire her kill Bill.
According to the director, his 2003 action film directed by Uma Thurman was inspired by the 1992 action film supercopstarring Yeoh and Jackie Chan.
In a new interview with city Country, Yeoh explained why, despite his admiration for her as an actress, she didn’t get a role in Tarantino’s classic film.
“I asked Quentin the same question,” she said. “He’s very smart. He said, ‘Who would think Uma Thurman could kick your butt?’”
Though Yeoh wasn’t cast, she still credits him with encouraging her to come out of retirement after sustaining a serious back injury on the set of the 1996 film The stunt woman.
“I have to say, Quentin, he’s persistent,” Yeoh said. “He’s who he is today because he’s full of passion and love, so he wore me down.”
“Suddenly we became lively,” she recalls. “Then I thought, maybe I’m not ready to give that up yet.”
The Malaysian actor’s first Hollywood appearance was in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow never dies. However, it was not until her roles in the 2018 rom-com crazy rich Asians, followed by Marvel’s 2021 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and her latest film from 2022 Everything everywhere at oncethat her career reached new heights.
“You know what, I did it. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and luckily it has come,” Yeoh said The Independent.
“Some people wait their whole lives and the opportunity may never come. i was patient I was resilient. I never stopped learning. And so, when the opportunity presented itself, I was ready.”
Yeoh will star in James Cameron’s upcoming film as Dr. Karina Mogue perform Avatar: The Way of Watera sequel to his 2009 film. It is scheduled for release on December 16.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/michelle-yeoh-quentin-tarantino-kill-bill-not-cast-b2147697.html Michelle Yeoh Reveals Why Quentin Tarantino Didn’t Cast Her in Kill Bill