Michelle Yeoh starring in the film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ set the highest box office record for the A24 distribution company. Recently, Michelle Yeoh revealed that the original lead of the film was Jackie Chan.
Directors and writers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert actually created the role for Jackie Chan and cast Michelle Yeoh as Jackie Chan’s wife. But Jackie Chan turned down the role because of her schedule.
As a result, the protagonist of the film was changed from male to female, and the script was changed to take the role of Michelle Yeoh as the key protagonist.
Michelle Yeoh says, “The roles are completely reversed. I remember Jackie Chan texting me and saying, ‘Congratulations! You know your people came to talk to me first,’ and I said, ‘Thank you, man, you did me a huge favor.”
Michelle Yeoh revealed that in fact Jackie Chan quit is also a mutual decision of the two sides, because Jackie Chan’s schedule is very busy, Daniel Scheinert has made a good alternative, when considered the main character rewritten as a woman.