Executive producer John Woo, director Chao-Bin Su and lead actress Michelle Yeoh were in Singapore over the weekend to promote their latest martial arts film Reign of Assassins.
Michelle was full of admiration and compliments for her fellow male lead and Korean actor, Jung Woo-sung, who plays her love interest in the movie.
The pair showed much chemistry during the Hong Kong premier of Reign of Assassins, where Jung publicly declared his love for the 48-year-old.
With all that emotions involved as a couple on set, Yeoh took the liberty to find out more about Jung’s love life and if he was dating anyone before filming began.
So is he in love at the moment?
“He only replied me with an “mm mm mm” and I don’t know what that means!” she said of her co-star, who was absent at the event.
Following the recent exposure of her brother, Bobby Yeoh’s extra-marital affairs with the buxomly actress Joey Choi Wai-mun, Yeoh remained tightlipped throughout the press conference and avoided questions unrelated to the movie.
Reign of Assassins tells the story of a retired highly-skilled assassin who falls in love and proposes to an ordinary man. Unbeknownst to her, the man she loves is secretly plotting revenge against her.
Yeoh expresses that in reality, she would definitely not take the initiative to speak to a man first, let alone propose.
Would she be worried if the person she loves turns out to be different person altogether?
The Bond girl added, “Love conquers all. If you have too many “what ifs” in your relationship, maybe he is not the one for you.”
When reporters asked if she will tie the knots with fiancé and FIA president, Jean Todt, the Malaysian-Chinese actress did not give a reply.
It has been 10 long years since Yeoh last participated in a martial arts film. Fond of doing her own stunts, the Hong Kong based artiste rejected using a stunt double during the set of Reign of Assassins.
Director John Woo, who is also good friends with Lee Ang, jokingly said that this might just be Michelle’s best performance to date, probably even outshining her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Commenting on her fellow actress, Barbie Hsu’s brazen flesh-baring scene in the movie, Michelle said, “I never did and I don’t think I need to add that to my portfolio,” when asked if she would ever bare it all on-screen.
Reign of Assassins is distributed by Clover Film and Golden Village Pictures, and debuts on Oct 7.