29 Apr '12, 4am

Aung San Suu Kyi's untold love story. via @damionmatthews

Aung San Suu Kyi's untold love story. via @damionmatthews

Playing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wasn’t like taking up any other acting role, Michelle Yeoh reveals. WHEN Malaysia-born actress Datuk Michelle Yeoh first got a whiff of a movie script about Myanmarese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi some four years ago, she jumped into action, commissioning her manager to hunt down the script so she could be involved in the project. “I pursued it. I wanted to be a part of any movie about Daw Suu (Daw is an honorific title, used for older, revered women) and I wanted the role. I had to have it,” says the 49-year-old action star who won international acclaim for her role in Ang Lee’s acclaimed movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Wife and mother: The Lady sheds light on Aung San Suu Kyi’s private and family life, telling the story of the great romance between her and her English husband, Dr Michael Aris. Pictured a...

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