Jackie Chan Was Offered ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Lead Role Before Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh stated that Jackie Chan talked to her when she was nominated for Everything Everywhere All At Once at the Oscars.

Chan revealed in the conversation that the role was first offered to him and it was initially a man when it was first written.

In an interview with CNN, Yeoh recalled that the character was written for a man with her being the wife of the character, which would have been played by Chan.

Yeoh said that the roles were reversed and she remembers Chan congratulating her and she replied by saying that he did a huge favor to her.

Yeoh stated that it was not an easy decision for Chan as he was busy with his schedule and that director Daniels opted to make a film focusing on a woman.

Michelle Yeoh was nominated in the category of Best Actress in the upcoming Academy Awards for her performance in the film.

Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once was released on March 25, 2022 and was a box office success.

Michelle Yeoh is well-known for her performances in films like Yes, Madam, Police Story 3: Supercop, Holy Weapon, Tomorrow Never Dies and more.

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