‘Shang-Chi and ‘The Legend of the Ten Rings’ actress Michelle Yeoh says that she needed to study to “fall” earlier than she might “fly”.
As she studied on the Royal Academy of Dance in London, the 60-year-old actress initially hoped to grow to be a ballet dancer however that was till an harm scuppered her plans, reviews aceshowbiz.com.
While accepting an honorary doctorate on the American Film Institute, Michelle Yeoh instructed the Class of 2022: “The first thing they taught me what to do was to tuck and roll, then how to fall on my side, and then how to fall on my back. And after a while, it dawned on me that they were teaching me how to fall.”
Michelle Yeoh continued: “I was convinced I was being pranked. I was like ‘When do I get to do the real stuff? You know, the jumping kick, the roundhouse kick’.”
“They stated ‘How are you going to go up if you don’t know methods to come down?’ That lesson sticks with me to today. I needed to discover ways to fall. Well, you could possibly say I discovered it in my bones, actually. These moments taught me perseverance, grit and humility,’ Yeoh added.
The ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ actress Michelle Yeoh went on to clarify to the graduates that success with out failure is merely luck and insisted that can’t be relied upon as a result of “failure” is critical for development.
She stated: “You see, after I learned how to fall, I could learn how to fly. What I want to share with you today is that our slips and stumbles are the secrets to our flight. Every person who has ever stepped onto this stage has had their fair share of crashes.”
“Trust me, that’s part of the deal. Success without failure is called luck. It cannot really be repeated or relied upon. It is from failure, we learn and grow,” Michelle Yeoh added.