‘That’s what we call diversity’: Michelle Yeoh on her casting as Madame Morrible in Wicked

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Michelle Yeoh says her casting as Madame Morrible in ‘Wicked’ is “what we call diversity”. The 60-year-old Malaysian actress admits it was a “shock” to be chosen for the role in the two-part movie adaptation of the hit musical, because it would have been given to a “Caucasian lady” in the past. In a cover interview for the March issue of PEOPLE magazine, she said: “In the past, this role would’ve been for a Caucasian lady. “This is what we call diversity, inclusivity. This is how you make it work. It is a natural process—progress, evolution that we can have as storytellers.” Michelle – who has…

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