Michelle Yeoh Speaks at Cannes About Women’s Progress in Hollywood

During the Women in Motion Award event in Cannes, Michelle Yeoh, who won an Oscar, talked about how women are getting more chances in Hollywood.

She said, “I have witnessed the shifts throughout my entire career, and I am currently witnessing the changing tides.”

Yeoh was given the Women in Motion Award at the event. She recently won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Isabelle Hupert, Alfonso Cuaron, Salma Hayek, Rebel Wilson, jury head Ruben Ostlund, jury members Paul Dano and Brie Larson, Iris Knobloch, head of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Festival de Cannes, were all there.

In her speech, Yeoh talked about how women have been left out of important rooms and talks in the past and stressed that the time for change has come.

She was inspired by what Virginia Woolf said, so she said, “There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that can confine the freedom of my mind.”

Yeoh talked about how women’s ideas have no limits and how passionate they are, saying that they are determined to break down obstacles.

Yeoh also talked about her important roles, like Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies, Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Evelyn Wang in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Yeoh ended her acceptance speech, which was one of many she has given over the past year and a half, by talking about women’s chances in film in the future.

She also said, “We have a long way to go before achieving true equality.”

She told people to keep fighting, push the limits, and share their stories, stressing their opinions and visions’ importance.