Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bond girl deported from Burma after film role

Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh has been deported from Burma by the ruling military Junta. It wasn't because they aren't fans of 'Tomorrow Never Dies', but it might relate to a more controversial role the actress recently performed.
Yeoh, who also appeared in Ang Lee's martial arts movie 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and 'Memoirs of a Geisha', has just starred in a film about Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro-democracy leader in Burma.
She was arriving at the airport in Rangoon when she was stopped and informed she was blacklisted. The actress was then placed on the next available flight out of the country.
Bond girl deported from Burma after film role
While no official reason was given for her expulsion, it is no secret that the ruling military dictatorship routinely denies entry to independent journalists and critics.
Yeoh spent time with Aung San Suu Kyi when she was released from her 20-year house arrest last year, ahead of Burma's first elections in decades. However, Miss Suu Kyi was barred as a candidate and her party, the NLD, boycotted.
The ruling military dictatorship have nominally handed over power to a civilian government, although critics still maintain that the government is a front for continued military control.
The film biopic, entitled 'The Lady', is directed by French director Luc Besson and has yet to have a date confirmed for UK release.

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