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Michelle Yeoh gives speech at Harvard Law School graduation

Michelle Yeoh recently gave advice to Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony.

The Academy Award-winning actress was named the Class Day ceremony speaker in April. Yeoh’s father was a lawyer, making the honor even more meaningful to her.

In her speech, Yeoh noted that though she was not a lawyer, she could offer her perspective on pursuing uncertain career paths.

“As you know, I am not a lawyer. I can’t even say that I have played one on the screen, so why am I here? Why have I been asked to deliver the keynote speech to you on this pivotal day in your lives as you dive headfirst into a presumably bright but unpredictable future?” she said, according to The Harvard Crimson. “Well, maybe the reason I’m here is because I happen to have some experience leaping off high perches into scary voids.”

Yeoh gave the graduates “three easy steps” to “Survive the Fall.” She encouraged graduates to “stay loose,” “know [their] limits” and “find [their] people.”

According to Harvard Law Today, her closing words were, “Stay loose, be smart, and go with love… and then leap. And then leap again. And then leap again.”

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