Michelle Yeoh To Star In “Star Trek: Section 31” As First Project Since Oscar Win

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Actress Michelle Yeoh recently took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in A24’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” In her first project to be announced since her historic win, the actress will star as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in “Star Trek: Section 31.”

Yeoh is reprising her role in the famous space western franchise, and the spinoff film will explore her character’s past. Fans of the franchise were excited to hear about Yeoh’s return.

The actress famously became the first Asian woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars. Her win marks a huge step towards inclusivity from the Academy, and Yeoh continues to uplift Asian voices. She recently brought her Oscars statue to her native Malaysia, where she stated that she hopes to help other young talent make their way to Hollywood.

Yeoh also works to fight ageism in Hollywood. At 60 years old, she is one of few older actresses to receive such critical acclaim from the film industry. Yeoh also continues to act in physically demanding roles, taking her martial arts skills with her.


Yeoh’s role in Star Trek has long been applauded for introducing strong female leads to the long-running film and television franchise.

Alex Kurtzman will executive produce the film. Production on the film will begin later this year. The filmmakers have not announced the rest of the cast at this time. “Star Trek: Section 31” will premiere on Paramount+.

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