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Meet Michelle Yeoh as Mama Sun in Netflix’s ‘The Brothers Sun’

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Just in case you thought Michelle Yeoh was slowing down after her Academy Award winning performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once, she’s continued to deliver in memorable supporting roles in projects like American Born Chinese, The Haunting in Venice and The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Now she’s back in a leading role in Netflix’s crime family dramedy, The Brothers Sun. The series is about a Chinese triad family that is split between living the criminal life in Taiwan and a modest immigrant life in the United States. Yeoh plays Elaine Sun, the matriarch who just might be the most important figure in both the Sun family and the triad families as a whole.

In the featurette, the cast and crew talk about how critical it was to cast the right person for the role of Elaine. Of course, it’s hard to get more “right” than Michelle Yeoh, who is known not just for her incredible talent, but for her generosity to her fellow cast members.

“She’s so kind and nurturing. She’s always so prepared and professional,” Co-star Justin Chien says of Yeoh in the featurette.

Watch Michelle Yeoh in The Brothers Sun premiering January 4th on Netflix!

Michelle Yeoh as Mama Sun in The Brothers Sun Featurette

About The Brothers Sun

When the head of a powerful Taiwanese triad is shot by a mysterious assassin, his eldest son, legendary killer Charles “Chairleg” Sun (Justin Chien) heads to Los Angeles to protect his mother, Eileen (Michelle Yeoh), and his naive younger brother, Bruce (Sam Song Li) — who’s been completely sheltered from the truth of his family until now. But as Taipei’s deadliest societies and a new rising faction go head-to-head for dominance — Charles, Bruce and their mother must heal the wounds caused by their separation and figure out what brotherhood and family truly mean before one of their countless enemies kills them all.
Created by: Byron Wu & Brad Falchuk

Executive Producers: Brad Falchuk, Byron Wu, Kevin Tancharoen, Mikkel Bondesen
Starring: Michelle Yeoh (Eileen “Mama” Sun), Justin Chien (Charles), Sam Song Li (Bruce Sun), Highdee Kuan (Alexis), and Joon Lee (TK)
Recurring Cast: Johnny Kou (Big Sun), Alice Hewkin (May/June), Jon Xue Zhang (Blood Boots), Jenny Yang (Xing), Madison Hu (Grace), and Rodney To (Mark)


Ron is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture.  He is a big believer in the power and impact of pop culture and the importance of representation in media.

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