Michelle Yeoh revealed that fans are approaching and hitting her on the street after the success of Crazy Rich Asians.
The film, the first big Hollywood movie in which you can see the Asian cast for 25 years, was a critical and commercial success when it was released in August.
A crouching tiger, the star of the hidden dragon, Yeoh, said that Asians feel "we are no longer invisible".
She told the press association: "This feeling of love and tenderness is constantly spreading. It was phenomenal, it was so strong, because I'm constantly – not just here in America – I have Asians who approach me and hug me and say" Thank you ".
"Because they think we've been included, we're seen on a big silver screen, we're no longer invisible, our life matters, who we are matter.
"It's a fact – we have nerds, we have bizarre characters, over-the-top rich, we have an elegant, handsome, all over the board.
"But the most important thing is that they are included, but not just a symbol, not a stereotype, because we need Asia to get a different look, their stories, their dreams and hopes are expressed."
The 56-year-old Malaysian actress Yeoh has appeared in Hong Kong action movies in the 1990s, as well as in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.
On Sunday, she spoke at the Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles, where Crazy Rich Asians won the breakout award.
Yeoh attributes the successes of crazy rich Asians to the ability to cross generations.
Her role in the film as the mother of the British star Henry & # 39; Golding has gained widespread recognition and led the critics to give her an Oscar nomination.
Yeoh said that nodding would be "stunning", adding: "Even talking about it is big, you do it and you hope because I've always believed that Oscars are there because it's your peers who appreciate everything you do."
Press the Association