Datuk Michelle Yeoh hopes role of Aung San Suu Kyi will bag Oscar

Kuala Lumpur: International superstar Datuk Michelle Yeoh is confident that her forthcoming film ‘The Lady’, based on the life of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, will win several Academy Awards nominations next year.

“If the media continues to give the film good publicity and reviews, it could become a reality,” the Star Online quoted Yeoh as telling reporters during a press conference on the International Ipoh Run 2011 Monday.

She is the ambassador for the event.

The Ipoh-born Yeoh, who was in award-winning films like ‘Crouching Tiger’, ‘Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Memoirs of the Geisha’, said she also hoped to be nominated for Best Actress for her role in the movie.

The film, directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson, would be released by the end of the year.


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