28 Jun '11, 4am

Michelle Yeoh, who plays Aung San Suu Kyi in upcoming film, has been deported & 'blacklisted' by Myanmar: Official

Michelle Yeoh, who plays Aung San Suu Kyi in upcoming film, has been deported & 'blacklisted' by Myanmar: Official

The Malaysian-born former Bond girl met the Nobel Peace Prize winner at her Yangon home in December after shooting scenes with French director Luc Besson in Thailand for the production, which has been kept under close wraps. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON - HOLLYWOOD star Michelle Yeoh, who plays pro-democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film, has been deported by army-dominated Myanmar and blacklisted, an official said on Tuesday. 'She did not have the chance to enter Myanmar again. She was deported straight away on the first flight after arriving at Yangon International Airport,' a Myanmar official, who did not want to be named, told AFP. 'She's on the blacklist now,' a second official said, declining to say why. The Malaysian-born former Bond girl met the Nobel Peace Prize winner at her Yangon home in December after shooting scenes with French director Luc Besson in T...

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