Jackie Chan told Michelle Yeoh he was offered Everything Everywhere All At Once lead role first

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MichelleYeoh's EEAAO role was written for a man 😳 Here's what it could have turned out to be ⬇️ JackieChan 成龍 楊紫瓊

Chan told her that he had in fact been offered the lead role first, which was originally written to be a man.

In the film, Yeoh stars as Evelyn Quan, a laundromat owner who discovers the ability to travel through an infinite number of parallel universes. Yeoh was nominated for Best Actress at the forthcoming 2023 Academy Awards for her role in the film, while, she recalled of the role: “It was written for a man, when [directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as the Daniels] set out to do this.

“They wrote it that way, with Jackie, and me as the wife. So the roles were completely reversed. I remember Jackie texting me and saying, ‘Congratulations! You know your boys came to see me first.Yeoh went on to suggest that it was a “mutual” decision for Chan to turn down the film. On top of Chan’s “very busy” work schedule, she also said that the Daniels had “stepped back” and decided to make the film focus on a female lead.


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