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Wednesday April 25, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by noorsila abdul majid
KUALA LUMPUR: As much as she loves portraying Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady, Datuk Michelle Yeoh says she has no interest in joining Malaysian politics.
The politically-inclined celebrity will, however, be back in the country to cast her vote in her hometown of Ipoh for the general election.
“Being an actor is hard enough,” the Malaysian superstar reiterated during an interview with The Daily Chilli, a news portal for The Star.
“I believe in good causes, but will leave politics to the professionals. Politics is part of life. To make a difference in your country, you have to cast your vote,” she opined.
Citing that she finds it hard to transform herself from a public figure to a politician, Yeoh added:
“It will be a difficult transition for me. I don't have the guts. Politics is about compromise. There is no right or wrong. That's why we have different political parties.”
Yeoh was in town to promote The Lady, a Luc Besson film on the personal struggle of Suu Kyi.
During her whirlwind promotional tour here, the good-hearted actress graced charity screenings for Swiss Watch Extraordinaire, Richard Mille and the Malaysian Chinese Women Entrepeneurs Association.
Distributed by GSC Movies, The Lady will be released in selected cinemas here and in Penang, Ipoh and Malacca on May 3.
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