Michelle Yeoh was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. Everything Everywhere All At Once directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert presented the award to Michelle Yeoh at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre.
On the stage, Michelle Yeoh told “You have made my mother the happiest mother in the world today,” Yeoh added, “I think now she actually thinks I’m an adult with a real job. I had to keep telling her, ‘I’m not a real doctor, I don’t write prescriptions, mom.’ But she can go around telling everyone, ‘My daughter is a doctor.’”
“I was convinced I was being pranked. I was like, ‘When do I get to do the real stuff: the jumping kick, the roundhouse kick?’” Yeoh remembered. “And they said to me, ‘How are you going to go up if you don’t know how to come down?’ That lesson sticks with me to this day. I had to learn how to fall.”
Everything Everywhere All at Once has grossed over $100 million worldwide. The film is directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. In the film, Michelle Yeoh plays the role of Evelyn Quan Wang, a dissatisfied and overwhelmed laundromat owner. The film follows, “When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.”
Watch Everything Everywhere All at Once on Prime Video.