'Everything Everywhere All At Once' Star Michelle Yeoh Revealed How She Called Out Jackie Chan After He Passed On The Role

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"Everything Everywhere All at Once" became the biggest surprise hit of 2022 so far. The film only scored a major box office milestone for A24, but achieved critical acclaim with star Michelle Yeoh being singled out for her performance. Looking at the multiverse comedy’s success would have any actor feeling left out of the madcap fun. That’s what happened as Yeoh revealed how she called out action legend Jackie Chan for passing up on her role in the film.

The martial arts legend missing out on the opportunity to star in the experimental action-comedy came up as the "Crazy Rich Asian" matriarch was interviewed by The Guardian. The film’s directing duo The Daniels revealed the "Rush Hour" actor was their first choice. Originally, Yeoh was cast as the wife with Chan set to headline the movie. But given the film icon’s busy schedule, he couldn’t commit to the film. Eventually the focus shifted from the husband to the wife, leading to the most acclaimed role of the actress’ decades-long career. But according to the "Everything Everywhere" actress, the actor was remorseful about passing up the film.