- Title: Malaysian actress plays coy about 'Star Trek' TV role at Singapore film fest
- Date: 23rd November 2016
- Summary: SINGAPORE (NOVEMBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MALAYSIAN ACTRESS MICHELLE YEOH POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH DIRECTOR AND CAST OF MALAYSIAN FILM 'INTERCHANGE' AT SINGAPORE FILM FESTIVAL YEOH LOOKING ON YEOH AND CAST OF 'INTERCHANGE' POSING FOR PHOTOS 4, (SOUNDBITE) (English) MALAYSIAN ACTRESS, MICHELLE YEOH, SAYING: "Well, I think CBS will make their own announcement, and I think, if you all will permit, we should let them do it. But we all grew up with the 'Star Trek' generation, so of course I'm a big fan." VARIOUS OF LEAD ACTOR AND ACTRESS FOR MALAYSIAN FILM 'INTERCHANGE, IEDIL PUTRA AND PRISIA NASUTION POSING FOR PHOTOS
- Embargoed: 8th December 2016 13:53
- Keywords: Michelle Yeoh Star Trek Singapore film festival
- Location: SINGAPORE / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: SINGAPORE / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: Singapore
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA00159NZ9ZH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, one of Asia's biggest film stars, played coy about her rumoured casting in the upcoming CBS television show 'Star Trek: Discovery' during a red carpet appearance at Singapore's film festival on Wednesday (November 23).
"Star Trek: Discovery" consulting producer Nicholas Meyer announced on Wednesday that Yeoh is on board for the series, according to CNET, whose parent company is CBS.
"Well, I think CBS will make their own announcement, and I think, if you all will permit, we should let them do it. But we all grew up with the 'Star Trek' generation, so of course I'm a big fan," said Yeoh, best known to Western audiences for her roles in the 2000 film, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and the Bond girl in the 1997 movie, "Tomorrow Never Dies".
The Singapore International Film Festival, which will screen more than 160 films from the city state as well as from around the world, opened with Malaysian film 'Interchange' and Singaporean film 'The Pursuit of a Happy Human Life'.
Director Dain Iskandar Said said 'Interchange', a fantasy-thriller that follows the journey of a forensics photographer into the world of tribal myths, explores the untold stories in far-flung places like Borneo.
"For me, it's really about the kind of stories that we can tell, because we're not really taking all the stories that we have in the region, you know, we live side by side with tribal people, their tribal stories, so therefore, different diverse communities, and we're not really taking those stories and putting it into the centre, as opposed to leaving it at the margins," Dain said.
For Gladys Ng, whose film 'The Pursuit of a Happy Human Life' was a tribute to her secondary school days, said she is optimistic that film-making in Southeast Asia will continue to grow.
"I think we're at the hopeful stage now, so obviously we can't just be complacent and feel like it's very good, but I am hopeful and I feel like we can continue to move forward," she said.
The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) runs until December 4.
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