SINGAPORE - Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who was walking the red carpet on Wednesday (Nov 23) night for the Singapore International Film Featival, declined to confirm her involvement in the highly anticipated new Star Trek: Discovery TV series.
"I think (network) CBS will make their own announcements, so we should just let them do it. But well, we grew up in the Star Trek generation, so of course, I'm a big fan," Yeoh, 54, told The Straits Times and regional media.
The elegant actress of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) fame was the last person to walk the red carpet at Marina Bay Sands as the festival's guest-of-honour.
She was preceded by Malaysian director Dain Iskandar Said and the glamorous cast of his new thriller Interchange, which opened the festival.
Over the next 1 1/2 weeks, more international film-makers and stars are due to make red carpet appearances to promote their films screening at the festival.
They include veteran Hong Kong action star Kara Wai and Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai for the action movie Mrs K, and Taiwanese heart-throb Kai Ko for The Road To Mandalay, his comeback film after he was arrested in Beijing for using marijuana two years ago (2014).
Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, 2010) will also be in town to hold a masterclass, while American hottie actor James Marsden (Westworld, 2016) will attend a benefit dinner.
The festival, in its 27th edition, runs until Dec 4 and features more than 160 films from Singapore and around the world.
On Dec3, the Silver Screen Awards - the awards ceremony arm of the festival - will see the Cinema Legend Award being presented to Hong Kong veteran actor Simon Yam for his contributions to Asian cinema.
The SGIFF is part of the Singapore Media Festival, an umbrella event that also comprises the Asia TV Forum & Market, ScreenSingapore and Asian Television Awards.