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May 6th
- May 6th: Michelle and Jean Todt visiting the headquarters of Automobili Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

(1) with Stefano Domenicali (R3), CEO of Automobili Lamborghini   ("Lamborghini" photos)

May 4th
- News photos from New York City, May 3: Michelle and Jean Todt at the UNIS (United Nations International School) Mission Possible Gala, the UN Headquaters.

("UNIS" photos)

- New York City, May 3: Michelle attending the UN Poster for Peace Congratulatory Ceremony, the UN Headquaters.

(1) Michelle, President of the United Nations General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft (R1) and his wife, author/journalist Mette Holm (R2)y
(photos from "Newscom" and "UN GA")

May 3rd
- Photos from New York City, May 2: special screening of Crouching Tiger 2 with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

  UN: Secretary-General's remarks at Tribeca Film Festival Reception for screening of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2"

May 2nd
- Michelle arrived in New York City yesterday after wraping up her filming in Ningbo. See Ne Zha for some new set photos.

Michelle in Ningbo, April 30 ("Weibo" photos)

- Page Six: Michelle Yeoh skips Met Gala for 'top-secret' film event

Apr. 26th
- UNDP video: Michelle Yeoh on the Nepal Earthquake   (00:40)

- New film page: Ne Zha (information, teaser poster, and some set photos)

- Michelle in Xiangshan, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

Apr. 21st
- UNDP video: Michelle Yeoh on the SDGs & the Paris Agreement on Climate Action   (01:12)

- Michelle is featured on "T Magazine", Chinese April 2016 issue.

Apr. 18th
- IGN: Marco Polo's Lorenzo Richemly & Michelle Yeoh Talk The Darker Tones Of Season 2

IGN: Michelle, you're joining the cast this season, what character are you playing and how does it tie with the show?

Michelle: If you watch the special we've put out, you know my character has links to Hundred Eyes, who is a greatly loved character. There's a lot of history there, and I was actually being set up for this character by the end of Season 1, so it's great to finally come out of the shadows and be a part of the show.

  Michelle has a very brief appearance in Netflix's 30 minute special feature, Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes, created by John Fusco, directed by Alik Sakharov and released in December 2015.

- More photos from Ipoh, April 15:

(photos from "Perak View" and "Sinchew")

Apr. 15th
- Michelle launching the Safe Steps Road Safety Programme at Tenby Schools in her hometown Ipoh, Malaysia, April 15th.

The Star: Raising road safety awareness
NST: Michelle Yeoh launches road safety campaign at Tenby International school
Bernama: Every School Should Organise Safe Steps Road Safety Programme

Videos:   Bernama   (00:20),   The Star   (01:09),   News Mandarin   (01:33),   Nanyang   (00:24)

(photos from "Tenby Schools Ipoh", "Bernama", "Kwongwah", "The Star", "Sinchew", "Nanyang", "NST" ,"China Press", and "Seehua")

Apr. 12th
- Meeting with journalists in Paris.

(1-2) with Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo)

Apr. 11th
- Michelle attended a Netflix press conference in Paris today. Netflix made several announcements for their upcoming screenings. The global release date for Marco Polo season 2 has been set on July 1st. The series will be available in 4K.

Netflix : "The 10 episode series, created by John Fusco, stars Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi), Zhu Zhu (Kokachin), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Claudia Kim (Khutulun), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad) and Uli Latukefu (Byamba) among others. "   (teaser)

(1) Lorenzo Richelmy, Michelle Yeoh, Tituss Burgess, Kate Mulgrew, Lea Delaria, Charlie Cox at a press event
(2) Stars and execs at Netflix's Paris event including Michelle, John Lithgow, Tituss Burgess,
Matt Smith, Reed Hastings, Ashton Kutcher and Ted Sarandos

(photos from "Cnet" and "Twitter")

Apr. 7th
- Link and video:
  "Why I can't turn a blind eye," by Michelle Yeoh, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
  UNDP video: Michelle Yeoh Appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador   (02:40)

Apr. 5th
- Michelle in Zhejiang province, filming Ne Zha.

right photo: with some of the cast and crew members

Mar. 28th
- Michelle was spotted at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport over the weekend.

Michelle playing with a friend's child ("Apple Daily")

- Some interviews and articles from earlier of this month:
UN video: Interview with Michelle Yeoh on her role with UNDP   (08:17, in Mandarin Chinese)
TimeOut Hong Kong: Michelle Yeoh on gender equality and her passion for martial arts
FIA Foundation: Michelle Yeoh appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
The Times of India: For Hollywood actor Michelle Yeoh, tomorrow never dies

Mar. 25th
- Michelle joined the cast of Hong Kong director Jeffrey Lau (A Chinese Odyssey, East Meet West 2011) 's Ne Zha (Chinese title: "Da Nao Dong Hai", direct translation: "Battle in the East Sea") which has begun filming in Mainland China.

The film will be a 3D costumed action fantasy based on a legendary story of Ne Zha. (read: Ne Zha - The Most Unusual Boy in Chinese Mythology)

16 year old Chinese actor Leo Wu (Wu Lei) will play Ne Zha. Michelle and veteran Chinese actor Zhang Fengyi (The Emperor and the Assassin, Red Cliff) will play Ne Zha's parents.

Filming is expected to last until July.

Mar. 24th
- Videos: Michelle Yeoh Interviews at amFAR Hong Kong Gala
  English   (01:06),     Cantonese   (02:50)

- News photos from the amfAR Hong Kong 2016 gala, March 19th:

Michelle and amfAR CEO Kevin robert Frost at amfAR Hong Kong 2016

(1-2) Michelle with Pansy Ho, Event Chair of amfAR Hong Kong 2016   (3) Michelle with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang

(photos from "Getty", "AP", "News", "Schiaparelli", and "Corbis")

Mar. 19th
- Michelle attended the amfAR Hong Kong 2016 charity Gala Dinner on March 19th, Shaw Studios, Hong Kong. You may see some photos at Getty Images and AP if you can not wait for me to update the website. ;-)

Mar. 16th
- Videos: Michelle talks about her UNPD Goodwill Ambassador role.
  AP: Michelle Yeoh: Goodwill Ambassador   (01:27)
  UN: Michelle Yeoh is UNDP's latest Goodwill Ambassador   (01:27)

(photos from "UNDP" and "UN")

Mar. 15th
- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced Michelle as their Goodwill Ambassador today at the UNDP headquarters in New York City.

New York Times: Michelle Yeoh named UN Goodwill Ambassador
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme appoints acclaimed actor Michelle Yeoh as Goodwill Ambassador
UNDP: Helen Clark: Remarks at announcement of Michelle Yeoh's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador

UNDP video   (00:22)

Michelle receives her UNDP badge from Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and former Prime Minister of NewZealand

(1) Jean Todt, Helen Clark, Michelle, and Michael O'Neill, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of External Relations and Advocacy at UNDP

(photos from "UNDP", "Rosenthal Mila" and "Jeff Brez")

Mar. 13th
- Michelle in Mexico, March 12-13:

Michelle and Jean Todt at the Mexico ePrix, March 12

"6 Hours of Mexico" press conference, March 13.   (you can spot Michelle, can't you? ;-)  )
(photos from "Motorsport", "FIA", "Forbes Mexico", "Formule1", "StefCNN", and "Telcelautomovilismo")

Mar. 12th
- Links:
USA Today video: Michelle Yeoh: 'I don't drive with speed'   (01:15)
USA Today: 'Crouching Tiger' Michelle Yeoh is 'dismal' test track driver
FIA: Mexico City Mayor, the FIA, the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Red Cross, GRSP, Formula E and Telmex join forces to promote safer roads at Mexico's first ePrix

Mar. 11th
- Michelle will serve as an event co-chair of the amfAR Hong Kong 2016. The second annual fundraising gala will take place on March 19 at Shaw Studios, Hong Kong.

- Road safety in Mexico, March 11th.
  CDMX video   (00:20)

Michelle and Jean Todt at the "New Culture of Mobility" event in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Mayor, the FIA, the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Red Cross, GRSP, Formula E and Telmex join forces to promote safer roads
(photos from "CDMX" , "Siete24" and "MexicoDF")

Mar. 10th
- Fourth, final season of high-powered Cinemax series 'Strike Back' now on Blu-ray, DVD
  HBO Store

- Michelle has left Africa. She had been in South Africa for the past few days.

- See Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny for more new images.

Mar. 6th

- Photo at left: Michelle and Hong Kong actor and singer Nicholas Tse visiting the Masai Village in Kenya. March 5.

-Video: Behind the Scene: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny   (02:23)

Mar. 2nd
- Some film design sketches. See Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II for more.

Feb. 29th
- Video: Alex Taylor's Seconds: Michelle Yeoh's Words   (02:09)

- MAAC Interview with Michelle Yeoh

Some intersting excerpts:
MAAC: Our Fans heard that you had just finished filming with Jason Statham on 'Mechanic: Resurrection', Can you give us any little insights into that?

MICHELLE YEOH: He's fun, he (Statham) is very good at what he does. I actually only have a cameo role in that film, I really wanted to be able to do more because you know, with Jessica Alba, we had a nice time filming, we were in Thailand. I only really had about two weeks with them which was too short you know.

So I played the "reliable buddy", that when he's in trouble he needs to go to.

MAAC: We were hoping for you to have had a big role in that film.

MICHELLE YEOH: I know, I know. I think alot of people wanted that to have happened but maybe next time.

MAAC: Other than the 'Mechanic', is there anything else you are working on?

MICHELLE YEOH: I Just finished 'Marco Polo' season 2 which will be coming out in June. And then I did a movie with Ridley Scott as producer and his son is the director. It's called 'Morgan'.

MAAC: Is it a full on action film?

MICHELLE YEOH: It's a sci-fi thriller but not set in space, its on Earth. Its full on drama.

- In a recent Chinese interview Michelle said she will began filming a new film in China, hopefully in March or April.

Feb. 26th
- Find 3D IMAX Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny:   IMAXMoviefone
  Or watch on Netflix.

Deadline: 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny' Tops $32M In China As Netflix Begins International Rollout
ET: For Michelle Yeoh, 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and Its Sequel Are Labors of Love

- See Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny for more new posters and images.

Feb. 24th
- New Netflix video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny - Trailer 3   (01:32)

- Links & videos:
Stuff: Michelle Yeoh discusses her NZ-shot Crouching Tiger sequel experience
USA Today: Say what? Once-dead fiance returns in 'Crouching Tiger 2'
USA Today Video: 'Crouching Tiger' star: 'My martial arts is much better now'   (00:51)
Video: Exclusive Interview: Michelle Yeoh Talks Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny   (10:17)

- More photos from Los Angeles:

CTHD2 LA premiere after-party: JuJu Chan, Harry Shum Jr, Michelle, Natasha Bordizzo, Feb 22

(1) Michelle on KTLA   (2-4) media photoshoot

visiting 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood, Feb 22

Feb. 23rd
- Links:
USA Today: Michelle Yeoh flies back to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'
Hollywood Reporter: 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel to Play in 15 or Fewer Imax Theaters in U.S.
Comicbook: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 Opens To $21M in China

- Watch videos:
Official video: Listen with your mind. Hear the music of Crouching Tiger...   (01:12)
USA Today: Michelle Yeoh: Trust important in staging "Crouching Tiger" stunts   (01:16)
USA Today: Michelle Yeoh to Donny Yen: 'No touching'   (00:22)
Paparazzi X-Posed: Michelle Yeoh at the Premiere Of Netflix's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sword Of Destiny   (01:37)
FirstLook: The Cast of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Sword of Destiny at the US Premiere   (00:34)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny opens in the U.S. this weekend. According to "USA Today", Netflix viewers can chose an English version, while the IMAX version is in Mandarin Chinese.

- Photos from the U.S. premiere of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, February 22nd.

last photo (L to R): Darryl Quon, Shuya Chang, JuJu Chan, Eugenia Yuan, Woon Young Park, Harry Shum Jr, Michelle Yeoh, John Fusco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Pauline Fischer, Harvey Weinstein
(photos from "Getty Images" and "Corbis")

- More photos of the Officier des Arts et des Lettres award in Event Photos.

Feb. 22nd
- Michelle appeared on the KTLA (Los Angeles) Morning News today:
  Video: Michelle Yeoh on 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny'   (03:52)

The U.S. premiere of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny took place at the AMC Universal Citywalk 19, Los Angeles, February 22nd.

Feb. 20th
- Michelle promoting CTHD2 in Guangzhou, February 18th.

(photos from "Mtime", "Sina", "WorkerCN" and "Youth")

Feb. 19th
- Producer Harvey Weinstein talking about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II -
  Deadline: 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel: An American Filmmaker's Quest To Make The First Eastern Western

- News photos: Michelle and director Yuen Woo-Ping at the premiere screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II and media interviews, Beijing, February 16th.

(photos from "Getty", "Newscome", "Sina", and "Sohu")

- Michelle meeting with fans at the Shanghai premiere screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II, February 17th.

(photos from "Getty", "Newscome", "Sina", "DW" and "SouthCN")

Feb. 18th
- Entertainment Weekly: See the sword-swinging new trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny
  Watch on YouTube   (02:15)

Michelle attended more CTHD2 premiere events in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou on the 16-18th. Photos coming up.

Feb. 15th
- Michelle Yeoh: Spend on car safety, not car stereos

Michelle Yeoh Launches Ground Breaking Road Safety Initiative   (04:37)
Pesanan Michelle Yeoh   (01:10, in Malay)

- More new photos can be seen at Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II.

Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II

Feb. 14th
- Kr8tif Express (Malaysia): Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is in Talks to Collaborate with FINAS

(1) Michelle with Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS (The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia)

Feb. 13th
- SAFE STEPS Road Safety campaign launch, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 13.

The Star: Michelle Yeoh wants to raise awareness on road safety   (01:43)
China Press: Michelle Yeoh, SAFE STEPS Road Safety ambassador   (01:10)

Prudence Foundation, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile and National Geographic Channel Launch Safe Steps Road Safety Programme in Asia
SAFE STEPS Road Safety

(L to R) Michelle, Minister Of Transport Liow Tiong Lai, Prudential Corporation Asia Chairman and Prudence Foundation Trustee Don Kanak, and Jean Todt

(photos from "SAFE STEPS", "IFRC", "Liow Tiong Lai", "Malik Ridhwan", "Twitter", "Rappler" and "Perak Today")

Feb. 12th
- Michelle was conferred France's Officier des Arts et des Lettres award by the French government today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Congratulations, Michelle!

  France honours Michelle Yeoh with second award for service to film

Michelle receives the medal of Officier des Arts et des Lettres from Christophe Penot, the French Ambassador in Malaysia

(1-3) Michelle, Jean Todt with Christophe Penot and his wife Yukimi Penot
(photos from "Bernama", "NST" and "Newscom")

Feb. 10th
- Watch video: Michelle on SAFE STEPS Road Safety   (01:00)

  Michelle is the Ambassador for SAFE STEPS Road Safety, a pan-Asian public service initiative.

Michelle as SAFE STEPS Road Safety ambassador

(1) Michelle at a Chinese new year party in Ipoh, Feb 9
(2) a SAFE STEPS Road Safety banner displayed above a road to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

Feb. 8th

- Happy Year of the Monkey!

  (The photo at left was taken in January when Michelle was invited by Kevin Hours (Kefan Qing Ting, Celebrity Interviews by Kevin Cao) in Shanghai. Thanks Nancy of Kevin Hours for the photo!)

- Video: Michelle as her Yu Shu Lien character on "Ace vs Ace" by Zhejiang TV   (03:16)

Feb. 3rd
- Photos from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II premiere. Michelle and Jean Todt attended the event, along with director Yuen Woo Ping, actors and actresses Donnie Yen, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo, producer Harvey Weinstein, and Netflix VP Pauline Fischer, among others.

The film is set to open in theaters in Hong Kong and China on the 19th of this month and it will hit both selected U.S. IMAX theaters and Netflix worldwide (including Taiwan) on the 26th.

(photos from "Getty", "Sina", "163", "HiNews", "1905", and "Weibo")

Feb. 2nd
- Video: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II Chinese Theme Song   (04:21)
  Performed by Coco Lee and Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao, Music by Shigeru Umebayashi, Piano by Lang Lang.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny premiered on February 1st in Beijing.

Jan. 29th
- Michelle arrived in Beijing. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II premiere will take place next Monday.

- News photos: Michelle attending the Elie Saab Spring Summer 2016 show during the Paris Fashion Week, Paris, January 27.

(photos from "Elie Saab", "Getty", "Newscom", "Celebmafia" and "Corbis")

- Photos: Michelle and Jean Todt attending the Concept Cars awards at the 31th International Automobile Festival, Paris, January 26.

with Rachida Dati, French politician and Member of the European Parliament

(photos from "Pure People", "Newcom", and "VCG")

Jan. 27th
- Videos:
  New Chinese trailer: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II   (01:44)
  Michelle Yeoh @ 2016 Elie Saab show Paris Fashion Week   (01:17)

Jan. 26th

Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in CTHD2

Yu Shu Lien teaches Snow Vase

More new images can be seen in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II.

Jan. 25th
- Michelle and Jean Todt attending the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show during the Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France, January 25.
  News video   (00:18)

(photos from "PurePeople", "AFP", "Sina", "Corbis" and "Getty")

Jan. 22nd
- The World Economic Forum in Davos takes on global road safety crisis for the first time

"FIA" Photos: Michelle at the annual World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

(1) (L to R) Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Jean Todt, Michelle

Jan. 20th
- In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: Hong Kong release information and posters.

Jan. 19th
- Photos: Michelle during a TV program shooting on January 18, Changsha, Hunan Province.

("Sina" photos)

- The CTHD2 Chinese distributor has released another set of posters and images, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II for more.

Jan. 16th
- In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: more on the film's tie-in novel - book cover, a book excerpt, and writer Justin Hill talks about the book. The novel is available on Amazon US.

- Michelle is back in Shanghai, continuing the CTHD2 promotion in China.

Jan. 14th
- Michelle, Jean Todt and a UN Road Safety delegation met Pope Francis in Rome today, for the #SaveKidsLives road safety campaign.

  Rome Reports video   (02:02)

(photos from "FIA", "ACI" and "Antonino Galofaro")

Jan. 13th
- Michelle returned to Paris after the CTHD2 promotion round in China.

- Photos: Michelle during a TV program shooting on January 11, Beijing.

(photos from "Getty", "Sohu", "QQ", and "Wu Tong")

- More photos from January 8:

(photos from "IFeng" and "163")

Jan. 9th
- In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: new character posters and images, and another Chinese trailer.

- Photos: Michelle at CTHD2 promotion in Shanghai and Beijing, January 6 -9.

(photos from "Sohu", "YouKu", "Wang Zijian" and "Baidu")

Jan. 5th
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Chinese theatrical release has been rescheduled to February 19th, a week ahead of the IMAX/Netflix release in the U.S.. The release in China will only be 3D / 3D IMAX. No 2D version.

Michelle as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

- Michelle dived into work right after the holiday break. Photos: Michelle and director Yuen Woo-Ping filming a TV program in Shanghai, promoting the upcoming CTHD2.

("KeFanQingTing" photos)

Jan. 3rd
- In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: the second Chinese trailer.

Jan. 1st, 2016
  Happy 2016 Everyone!

- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II updates: composer, Chinese trailer and posters, and a "Making of..." video.

(Chinese CTHD2 posters)

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