Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh
Interest in Luc Besson's film "The Lady" has ratcheted up after Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (楊紫瓊), who stars as Aung San Suu Kyi, was deported by the authorities in Myanmar last week.
The 48-year-old movie star was deported shortly after she arrived in Yangon on June 22, according to reports.
The movie takes its title from Aung San Suu Kyi's nickname, and focuses on the epic love story between the Nobel prize-winning democracy campaigner and her husband, British academic Michael Aris.
According to the Guardian, Yeoh visited Myanmar for the first time last December and met Suu Kyi in person. She told reporters in Hong Kong, "More important for me is that people should know her story because unfortunately I think a lot of people have forgotten or don't really understand what was going on because it's been 20 years."
The former Miss Malaysia is an international action star. She sprang to fame after starring as a Chinese spy in the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies," as well as Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."