The American Film Institute presented actress Michelle Yeoh with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Saturday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yeoh received the honorary degree during AFI’s class of 2022 commencement ceremony at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the directors of Everything Everywhere All at Once, presented her with the degree.
Yeoh also gave a speech at the commencement ceremony. According to People Magazine, she talked about how training with stuntmen taught her “perseverance, grit and humility.”
“You see, after I learned how to fall, I could learn how to fly. What I want to share with you today is that our slips and stumbles are the secrets to our flight,” Yeoh said, according to People Magazine.
She encouraged the graduating class to take chances.
“Be courageous, take chances, break barriers, be proud of what makes you unique. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to fall, for you are learning to fly. Congratulations again. I look forward to seeing what you can do out there. Be kind to yourself, be kind, be kind, be kind. And thank you once again, AFI, for this tremendous honor,” Yeoh said.
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