Michelle Yeoh, the acclaimed Malaysian actress, returned to her homeland last week after making history as the first Asian woman to win the best actress Oscar for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
During her visit, she visited her mother for the traditional Qingming Festival and made a poignant stop at her father’s grave. She posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Brought Mr. O home. Without my parents’ love and trust and support, I wouldn’t be here today.”
A Promise Fulfilled
Michelle Yeoh’s visit to Malaysia was a fulfillment of her Oscars acceptance speech. She dedicated her win to her mother and all mothers in the world.
She said, “And without them, none of us will be here tonight. She’s 84 and I’m taking this home to her.” The promise was well-received by her fans worldwide.
Michelle Yeoh‘s stunning career resurgence in recent years has been celebrated across Asia, especially in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and mainland China.
She has appeared in a range of notable films, including Super Cop, Police Story 3, The Soong Sisters, and Tomorrow Never Dies. She also starred in Ang Lee’s breakout martial arts action drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. As a result, she has become a role model for Asian women.
A Historic Win
Yeoh’s Oscar win marked a significant milestone in the history of the Academy Awards. It was the first time that an Asian woman won the best actress category.
Her achievement has paved the way for other Asian actors and actresses to achieve similar success.
As part of her tour of East Asia, Yeoh is scheduled to present at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.
The event holds a special place in her heart, as it is the city where she made most of her early films.
She will also attend the Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan later this month as a guest of honor and special advisor.
A Moving Tribute
Yeoh’s visit to her father’s grave was a moving tribute to a man who had a significant impact on her life.
Her father passed away in 2014, and his death left an indelible mark on Yeoh.
She often speaks about him in interviews and on social media, emphasizing the love and respect she has for him.