Zhang Ziyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from director Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo: AP/Sony Pictures Classics
Zhang Ziyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from director Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo: AP/Sony Pictures Classics

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – what Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Ang Lee said about Chow Yun-fat, the martial arts scenes and wire work

  • The stars of the Oscar-winning martial arts epic trained hard for the action scenes, and afterwards recalled the agony of their wire work on the film
  • Michelle Yeoh marvelled at Chow Yun-fat pulling off fight scenes despite having no martial arts experience; a scene in a bamboo forest was a nightmare for Lee

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Zhang Ziyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from director Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo: AP/Sony Pictures Classics
Zhang Ziyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from director Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo: AP/Sony Pictures Classics
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