In the meantime, Yeoh stars as the honorable sword-elf Scian in The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is set 1,200 years before the events of the original. And, as a longtime fan of The Witcher herself, Yeoh was eager to expand the series’ already-wide canon.
“I get to play an elf, and you don’t see an Asian-looking elf running around a lot,” she explained. “I love this whole world of magic and monsters and defeating them, but I also wanted to learn why there were these monsters. In Blood Origin, you’ll find out, and it was a really exciting journey to be a part of.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres Dec. 25 on Netflix. Crazy Rich Asians is available to rent on Prime Video and Apple TV+.