The name Evelyn Quan Wang may not be familiar to everyone, but if you’re an avid gamer, you definitely know her work. Wang was the first female voiceover artist in the world of eSports, lending her voice to the games of League of Legends and Overwatch . She also happens to be one of the most recognizable Asian female characters on television—with good reason. All at Once – Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Quan Wang
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One thing you didn’t know about Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh’s character, Evelyn Quan-Wang, was actually named after her real life mother. From top to bottom, everything about Everything Everywhere All at Once was done in service of authenticity. It wasn’t just writing or casting that won critics over. Everything from production design to music choices felt genuine to life in Malaysia and Hong Kong. But what sold me on its authenticity was a throwaway reference: Yuen Wah calls out Mr. Wong for his refusal to speak Cantonese—and it turns out that is exactly how Michelle Yeoh’s own father addressed her when she moved away from home. Everything Everywhere All at Once is an example of how powerful storytelling can be when everything is connected and authentic.
A little background on this role
This episode marked Michelle Yeoh’s first appearance on Star Trek. It was originally meant to be just a one-off guest star role, but such was her popularity that she returned to both Deep Space Nine and Voyager. She also played an important role in Nemesis and later appeared in J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek reboot films, playing a new character named Maiwen…whatever that means.
The importance of this character in Everything Everywhere All at Once
This film marks Michelle Yeoh’s first foray into starring roles in Hollywood, so it will be important for her to create a memorable character that earns her many more opportunities. Her role as Evelyn is what makes Everything Everywhere All at Once worth watching; she has so much presence that you can’t help but watch her, and I found myself drawn to what she was doing on screen.
What makes this role unique?
In previous projects Michelle Yeoh has been kickass and a complete badass, but rarely does she have such a vulnerable and emotional scene. This is what makes her so unique; she can kick-ass one minute and cry her eyes out in fear for her life in another. It is a great testament to her acting ability that she can go from one extreme to another with such ease.
What she did to prepare for this role
You wouldn’t think there was much to prepare for a part in a film about cracking codes and going under deep cover—but you’d be wrong. For her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, actress Michelle Yeoh wanted to find out what it was like to live without being able to be who she really is.
Final thoughts on this role from Michelle Yeoh herself.
I love my character in All At Once because I feel like she’s an amalgamation of a lot of women today. She’s successful, but also vulnerable, both in her personal and professional life. The only way to find out what happens to her is to watch! (Michelle Yeoh)
Is Michelle Yeoh an actual martial artist?
It’s been a year since I first saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Even though Bounty Hunte r has been on Netflix streaming for quite some time now, it was only recently that I got around to watching it. And while I enjoyed both movies immensely, there was one thing about them that struck me as a bit odd: The martial arts in both films were unbelievable. In fact, they were so unbelievable that they almost seemed fake. So is Michelle Yeoh an actual martial artist? You bet she is! And here are 5 reasons why…
How many languages does Michelle Yeoh speak?
In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Michelle Yeoh’s character Yu Shu Lien (who is based on a character in one of author Wang Du Lu’s novels) can speak five languages: Mandarin, Mongolian, Manchu, Daur and English. And in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), her character Sayuri speaks Japanese and French. In Sunshine (2007), we discover that she also speaks English.
What race is Michelle Yeoh?
Michelle Yeoh is Chinese. She was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and is a Malaysian citizen. She moved to England when she was 16 to further her studies. At university, she studied dentistry for three years but dropped out when she realized that it wasn’t for her (in part because of her hands). She returned to Malaysia and started modelling before becoming an actress.
How old is Michelle Yao?
51 years old. How old is velyn quan wang? Well, she’s not real. She’s actually a computer-generated character made to look like Michelle Yeoh in her youth. Virtual reality is one of those technologies that has been around for a while but is now being perfected. It was used by directors to make scenes in Ghost in a Shell look more real, so why not use it to create one of our favorite characters from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?