Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Michelle Yeoh will visit Ho Chi Minh City next week to support a road safety and helmet use campaign.

The actress, who first wowed Hollywood as Bond girl Wai Lin in the James Bond film “Tomorrow never dies,” will speak to the press and take part in various activities to raise awareness of traffic safety and helmet wearing, especially for children, on October 30.

Yeoh, Road Safety Ambassador for the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF), will also take part in a walk to promote the campaign and present 1,000 helmets to primary school students in HCMC.

The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee and AIPF.

This is Yeoh’s second trip to Vietnam, but her first to HCMC. Yeoh visited Hanoi in March to promote another road safety program held by the Vietnam Helmet Wearing Coalition and the International Automobile Federation.

The actress’ fiancĂ© Jean Todt, executive director of Ferrari’s Formula One constructor Scuderia Ferrari, was expected to accompany her to Vietnam, organizers said.

Yeoh recently appeared as an immortal sorceress in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” and as a nun in “Babylon A.D.”

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