Master Chow, the massage therapist and Kung Fu fighter, helps the Minions on their quest to find Gru and stop his plan to eradicate all humans from the face of the Earth in Minions: The Rise of Gru, out now in theaters everywhere. Here’s a look at this awesome character and her role in the sequel! Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru

6 Things We Learned About Master Chow

Michelle Yeoh is masterful. We got a chance to watch her beat up some minions and demonstrate her massage skills at DreamWorks Animation’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Here are six things we learned about her character in Minions: The Rise of Gru . Michelle Yeoh will fight for truth, justice, and hugs. Michelle was joined by director Pierre Coffin and producer Christopher Meledandri, who gave us insight into Master Chow’s character. She’s an amazing fighter, said Pierre. Her job is a masseuse, but she has a very strong sense of justice, which is probably where Kevin came from. She tells it like it is.

Who Is Michelle Yeoh Play as Master Chow

It is revealed she helped hatch Gru and his twin brother Dru from a giant egg. She is also shown to be a spy for an organization called MBH (Minion Brutality Hunters) that keeps track of unusually ferocious minions. She later teams up with Gru, Dru, and 3 other villains (Red Menace, Scarlet Overkill, Balthazar Bratt) to get rid of their respective archenemies: Kevin (the villain from Despicable Me 2),

Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru

Felonius T. Powers (the villain from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), and Barty Crouch Jr. (the villain from Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban). It is also shown that she has had some sort of romantic relationship with Dru in the past.

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She Loves Massage

Master Chow is a massage therapist and Kung Fu fighter who helps Kevin, Stuart, and Bob (the protagonists of Minions) on their quest to find a new boss for their master. When you see Michelle Yeoh, star of such films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Star Trek Beyond, in Minions, you don’t expect her to kick butt and deliver quips while wearing a man-tailored tuxedo with white pleather pants! During a recent appearance at Fan Expo Canada , Ms. Yeoh said she had become very good friends with Sandra Bullock while working together on Gravity. They had discussed wanting to work together again some day. Guess what role they found for her? Ms.

She’s Hilarious

As one of Hollywood’s most beloved action stars, Michelle Yeoh is used to being a woman onscreen. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t constantly killing it. In her new movie, Despicable Me 2, she plays a kung fu-kicking massage therapist who helps three mischievous little creatures (and Steve Carell) take down an evil mastermind voiced by Jason Segel. Which means one thing — even super spies can be dorks too. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru

She Has Two Kids

Like many women, Michelle Yeoh has two kids—and an impressive resume. In fact, she was named one of People’s World’s Most Beautiful People (2002) and is considered a cultural icon. Currently, she plays a police officer on CBS’ reboot of Hawaii Five-O and recently signed to play Dr. Lise Hooke—Jurassic World sequel, anyone? But when working with Universal Studios for her role in Despicable Me 2 , producers found another gem: Her real name is not Michelle, but Datuk Dr.

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She Kick Ass – Literally

Michelle Yeoh was born in Malaysia to a Chinese mother and Malaysian father. Her mother, Constance, worked for British Airways, and her father, Jimmy, was an accountant. At age five, Michelle began studying martial arts under her grandmother’s tutelage; at twelve she earned a black belt. Although neither of her parents had wanted her to become a martial artist because they believed it would make it harder for her to get married and have children, they eventually came around after seeing how dedicated she was to her training…and Michelle says that dedication makes all the difference when performing onscreen action sequences like those found in Minions: The Rise of Gru. She’s been taking martial arts since she was just five years old!

Her Family Runs A Bakery

No, that’s not a typo. As a young girl, Michelle’s father opened a bakery which her family still owns and operates to date. Her parents worked long hours and lived below their means so that she could focus on her dancing. When she turned 19 years old, they made sure to pay off all their debts while putting money aside for Michelle’s education.

Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru

When asked how they were able to do it, her father replied It’s what you have to do when you are just starting out in life. As a result, Michelle was able to attend The Royal Academy of Dance (one of Britain’s most prestigious schools) while never having to work at her parent’s bakery nor live paycheck-to-paycheck like so many other students.

She Loves Baking

Taking on a new role can be intimidating, even if you’re an established star like Michelle Yeoh. While researching her new role for Minions: The Rise of Gru, she learned that her character was a massage therapist and Kung Fu fighter who was down-to-earth and loved to bake pies with apples from their tree. This is something that delighted Yeoh, who loves nothing more than baking and hanging out with her children at home.

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Is Dr Nefario in Rise of Gru?

Yes. Dr Nefario, who’s yellow, keeps it together and is played by Michael Keaton. They have a good relationship, says Wilson. He used to be a friend of Gru when they were very young; they had an accident at one point and he lost an arm so now he has a hook instead of his right hand.

Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Michelle Yeoh Kicks Butt as Master Chow in Minions: The Rise of Gru

What are the names of the minions in the rise of GRU?

Kevin, Stuart and Bob (short for Roberto) are a trio of yellow minions who first appear on screen when they run into Scarlet Overkill, Gru’s next-door neighbor. They’re excited to meet their new neighbor until she shoots them with lasers and launches them off her balcony. The three minions end up locked inside Gru’s garage for most of Despicable Me 2. When they meet Gru again later in prison, he explains his backstory to them (which is pretty hilarious). He tells them that he was once a villain named Vector whose weapons were destroyed by a boy named Dru. His partners wanted to get revenge on Dru, so they started robbing banks.

What is Gru’s full name?

That would be Eduardo Contreras. (Gru is his nickname.) He was created by a couple who worked for Villain-Con and Enterprises, Inc., to be the world’s best supervillain. But he wasn’t evil enough for them and eventually, he ended up at Super V’s Discount Evil Lair, looking for work. That’s where we meet him in Despicable Me. So why did Gru end up with such an odd name? Co-director Pierre Coffin says that he was unable to think of an Aussie name when they were first creating his character so they just went with whatever sounded funny at the time.

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