Michelle Yeoh Explains ‘Very Clever’ Reason Quentin Tarantino Gave For Not Casting Her In Kill Bill
If you ever want to know an actress who kicks the screen, either using full body movements or her cutting remarks, it’s Michelle Yeoh. So considering Yeoh has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with in movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Tomorrow never dies how come Kill Bill isn’t on his acting resume? The 60-year-old actress says Quentin Tarantino had a “very clever” reason for not casting her in his martial arts movies.
In the four decades that Michelle Yeoh has been an actress in big movies, she has been punched, kicked, dislocated her shoulder, fractured a rib, ruptured an artery and tore his ACL, while doing stunts in his films. You’d think that, given how strong she was to survive all her injuries doing those stunts, she’d be the perfect actress to play for Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill, is not it? By speaking with Town and country magazineYeoh explained Taratino’s “very clever” reasoning for why he couldn’t put her in his movie series:
Quentin Tarantino was very aware of Michelle Yeoh’s screen presence. A few years after his role as a detective in the years 1985 Yes Madam!, the pulp Fiction director drove to LA’s Chinatown and showed his pharmacist a handwritten list of movies he wanted to see. Lo and behold, the pharmacist came back with a cassette of Yes Madam! and was so impressed to see Yeoh turn around, smash some glass, and jump through an escalator to kick her opponent in the sternum. After that, Tarantino became a fan of Michelle Yeoh and continued to see more films starring the daredevil actress.
Not only the Jackie Brown director see the sacred weapon actress on screen, but also in person. She was in hospital after fracturing a vertebrate that fell off a bridge when she was in 1996 The stunt woman, and she felt like retiring for the second time in her career. But even though Yeoh wasn’t in the mood for visitors, she gave five minutes of her time to her persistent visitor, Quentin Tarantino himself. After they bonded in her hospital room reminiscing about the stunts she had done in her career, she actually changed her mind about retiring. Thanks Quentin Tarantino!
You might be wondering what allowed Michelle Yeoh to handle all the stunt work she does for her films. At the age of 16, she moved from Ipoh to England to study ballet. But she had to invent a new dream after the school called her limbs “stubby” and she injured her back. On the other hand, her mother refused to give up on her daughter, as she secretly sent her photo in the 1983 Miss Malaysia pageant, and Yeoh won. Shortly after, she was in a Guy Laroche wristwatch commercial with Jackie Chan, and they would later appear together in the Police Story movies and Supercop 2. Quite funny, Everything everywhere all at once was originally slated for Chan, but he passed on the role and Yeoh then landed it. Although Yeoh never intended to act, it seems like fate has big plans for his life.
While the Miss Malaysia winner couldn’t be in Kill Bill, there were still many roles that led her to an outstanding career. She played a dominating mother in the blockbuster movie boobies rich asian. Not to mention she showed the public today her limitless potential in her stunt work starring in the A24 box office success Everything everywhere all at once. The next movie we have to look forward to is her mysterious role in James Cameron Avatar: The Way of the Water, which is one of the latest 2022 releases of this year. Leave it to Michelle Yeoh to be a true warrior in everything she does.