Yeoh: ‘chinese Men Are Chauvinistic’…. Chinese-Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is sick of relationships with Chinese men, claiming they are all chauvinistic and old-fashioned.
The Sunshine star, who was once married to Hong Kong film producer Dickson Poon, ended their three-and-a-half year marriage to return to acting, after tiring of her role as traditional housewife.
Yeoh, 44, says, "Somehow I feel that Chinese men are much more chauvinistic.
"It is in our genes going back generations. The majority of them would say there is nothing wrong with being chauvinistic. To their mind, that is looking after the women well.
"We are the damsel in distress, the one who is always rescued.
"But I was very formative in my ex-husband. I think it depends on where they were educated and where they end up. If you think of Hong Kong it’s so advanced and cosmopolitan, but it is still very Chinese."
Meanwhile the Malaysian actress is extremely proud of her Chinese roots, but won’t let age-old superstitions "ruin her life".
The Memoirs Of A Geisha beauty, who currently stars alongside Irish actor Cillian Murphy in the sci-fi thriller Sunshine, claims to abide by some ancient beliefs, but refuses to let the traditional charting of the moon "rule" her life.
She says, "I am Chinese, but not so it ruins my life. I was born in the year of the Tiger and I am a Leo, but I haven’t looked at the charts for this year.
"You have to decide how good it is going to be for yourself. I don’t go as far as some friends who swear by the I Ching, which tells them on certain days they must not travel.
"I think that is silly because it allows the life to be ruled.
"I have no regrets. If I made a mistake then I move on."