Yeoh plays coy on pos­si­ble Star Trek role

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE BIG PICTURE -

MALAYSIAN ac­tress Michelle Yeoh ( right), one of Asia’s big­gest film stars, played coy about be­ing cast in the up­com­ing tele­vi­sion show Star Trek: Dis­cov­ery.

Yeoh was asked about the show dur­ing a red car­pet ap­pear­ance at the Sin­ga­pore In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val on Wed­nes­day.

CBS will launch the Star Trek: Dis­cov­ery tele­vi­sion se­ries in May.

“Well, I think CBS will make their own an­nounce­ment ... But we all grew up with the Star Trek gen­er­a­tion, so of course I’m a big fan,” said Yeoh, best known to western au­di­ences for her roles in Crouch­ing Tiger, Hid­den Dragon and To­mor­row Never Dies.

Mean­while, Dead­ has con­firmed that Yeoh will play Cap­tain Han Bo of the USS Shen­zhou, who is said to “play a big role in Dis­cov­ery’s first sea­son”.

Cast­ing is still un­der­way for the se­ries’ lead, en­vi­sioned as a younger fe­male role. – Reuters

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