Michelle Yeoh tossed out of Myanmar for political flick

Jun 28, 2011 at 2:11 p.m. ET

Actress Michelle Yeoh has been deported from Myanmar -- all because of a movie.

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh was deported from the military-backed country of Myanmar last week, and while officials are remaining mum on the reason, to everyone else it seems pretty clear.

Yeoh stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the upcoming film The Lady, detailing the life of the woman who was jailed for most of the last 20 years by the former military leaders.

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A spokesperson for Suu Kyi confirmed that Yeoh was deported but provided no other details. Myanmar routinely outs journalists and others critical of the government.

The actress last visited Myanmar in December, before details of the movie were released. The Lady was mostly filmed in neighboring Thailand.

Yeoh is a former Miss Malaysia who rose to fame as a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies playing a beautiful Chinese spy, then followed up with two other blockbusters: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha.

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