Michelle Yeoh - Yeoh Planned To Smuggle Laptop To Suu Kyi

Actress Michelle Yeoh planned to smuggle a laptop and printer to Burmese freedom campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi but abandoned the plot over fears she'd be arrested.
The former Bond girl steps into Suu Kyi's shoes in new movie The Lady, which tells the story of the National League for Democracy leader's 15 years under house arrest.
During her research for the role, Yeoh visited Suu Kyi in Burma in December 2010 - and she's confessed she hatched a secret plot with the movie's director Luc Besson to sneak a few luxury items into the campaigner's home.
She tells Hello! magazine, "Luc wanted me to take her a printer and laptop and all those things she had been denied, but I was worried about being stopped for smuggling. So I did the girl thing and brought her some of my favourite lipsticks... She was thrilled."
Yeoh returned to Burma in June last year (11) but was denied entry at the border and deported because she is now on a blacklist.


Contactmusic

Tags: Michelle Yeoh


Editors Recommendations

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Anyone excited enough by the fact Amazon have acquired HBO shows to add...

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Quentin Tarantino has seen his lawsuit against Gawker for putting a copy of his...

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are "Zero"

Led Zeppelin have unveiled two previously unheard recordings, including an early version...

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was the official United States policy surrounding gay and lesbian...

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Justin Bieber has apologised after posing next to the controversial Yasukuni...

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Laura Prepon has moved to dismiss the rumors that she is dating fellow actor...

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

The late Hank Cochran will posthumously receive country music's highest honor...

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

Lily Allen Unleashes "Sheezus" Music Video, And A Wave Of Confusion On The World

Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway...

Lily Allen Unleashes

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter


More recommendations

Comments

JohnLiu's picture

JohnLiu

What a ridiculous article. Anyone in Rangoon can buy a laptop and printer at any computer shop, for about the same price as in Bangkok or Singapore. Aung San Suu Kyi herself now has a fast internet connection, set up with the help of friends in the government. And Michelle Yeoh wasn't 'deported' at 'the border' because she's on a 'blacklist'. She was turned back at the airport because she showed up without a visa. Luc Besson the producer had a visa and visited again, with no problem.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326374975

2 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

Michelle Yeoh Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michelle Yeoh

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All