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Bond girl Michelle Yeoh seen with Aung San Suu Kyi - rumours of biopic

07-Dec-2010 • Actor News

Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh has been spending time with Aung San Suu Kyi to research a possible film role as the Nobel Peace laureate -- reports The Telegraph.

Yeoh chatted with Ms Suu Kyi in an airport waiting lounge on Tuesday as the pro-democracy leader bid farewell to her youngest son, Kim Aris, 33, who lives in England and was allowed to visit his mother in Burma for the first time in a decade after her recent release from house arrest.

The former Bond girl had spent the day with Ms Suu Kyi on Monday as part of research for an apparent forthcoming film about the democracy icon, said Ms Suu Kyi's lawyer Nyan Win. Details of the film were not immediately known.

Yeoh – who starred in the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" – "observed Daw Suu and they had dinner together on Monday night," the lawyer said. Daw is a term of respect.

The actress, the 65-year-old Nobel laureate and her son sat together in a waiting room of the Yangon International Airport before Yeoh and Ms Suu Kyi's son boarded flights.

Ms Suu Kyi was released on Nov. 13 after more than seven years under house arrest. Her release came a week after Burma's first election in 20 years in which neither she nor her party could participate. Ms Suu Kyi was first arrested in 1989 when Kim Aris was 11 and his older brother, Alexander, was 16. The military junta has kept her locked away for 15 of the past 21 years.

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